Instrument Details

2002 Kim Walker SJ Indian Rosewood/Sitka Spruce
$23,170 $22,495
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Walker, Kim
Product Year
2002
Model
SJ
Serial #
140
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5246
Condition
Excellent. Slight fret wear in first position, some finish hazing on side lower bout.
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Indian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Rosewood
Fret Markers
Abalone
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Floral
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.375 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
16.875 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.13 in
String Spacing (mm)
54.1 mm
Weight
4 lb. 7 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Cedar Creek
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Description

A 2002 Kim Walker SJ in Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce—need we say more? Kim’s guitars need no introduction, but we can’t help but gush about this one. Heaps of headroom, a bass response you feel all the way in your gut, and yet a voice balanced for fingerstyle, or flat picking, or anything in between. A beautifully inlaid Abalone flower adorns the headstock with a touch of elegance, and the Sitka Spruce top has dramatic bearclaw figure to complete the portrait.
An incredible instrument; it’s an orchestra wrapped up in six strings. We’d recommend taking this one down to DADGAD or beyond (check out the video below where Clive Carroll takes the bess E all the way down to B!) for an experience in baritone growl with standard play feel. The Walker’s rich, dynamic response, regardless of tuning, will keep you playing for long hours. Guitars of this calibre come onto the used market but rarely, and the proof is in the pudding: you won't want to let this one go.


Other keywords: lutherie, luthier, fingerpicking, waverly, bearclaw sitka, jumbo


Click here to check out this video of fingerstyle virtuoso and composer, Clive Carroll, perform one of his new tunes, "In the Deep," on Walker #140!


Here's an additional demo with our own Al Petteway: https://youtu.be/Dg49gVXCAeo

Kim Walker is one of our most desirable makers. He has a closed order book, which makes them rare and collectible. But you won’t leave this one in the case or on the wall: because it may be your best-sounding guitar for sure. Juicy, full melody notes and a resounding bass response are enveloping and allow this instrument to do. It. All!
 
This guitar manages to maintain a very tight and evenly balanced bass response for a guitar this size, resulting in a nearly perfect balance across the strings. It's worth every penny.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.13 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - INDIAN

A 2002 Kim Walker SJ in Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce—need we say more? Kim’s guitars need no introduction, but we can’t help but gush about this one.
 

Kim Walker is one of our most desirable makers. He has a closed order book, which makes them rare and collectible.
 
This guitar manages to maintain a very tight and evenly balanced bass response for a guitar this size, resulting in a nearly perfect balance across the strings. It's worth every penny.
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