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2018 Klein 396 Multiscale, Flamed Koa/Sitka Spruce
$10,295 $9,995
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Klein & Kauffman
Builder
Klein/Kauffman
Product Year
2018
Model
396
Serial #
396 128 MS
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1016
Condition
Pickguard scratches
Body Type(s)
Medium, Grand Concert
Back & Sides
Koa - Flamed
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
MOP
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose laquer
Body Bindings
Maple
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
18.5 in
Upper Bout
11.375 in
Lower Bout
15.625 in
Body Depth Heel
3.875 in
Body Depth Tail
4.25 in
Scale Fan Treble
25.125
Scale Length
26.25 in
Scale Length (mm)
667 mm
Nut Width
1.6875 in
Nut Width (mm)
42.9 mm
String Spacing
2.125 in
String Spacing (mm)
53.98 mm
Weight
4 lb. 1 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Ameritage
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Perfectly in tune, right on down to D and C tunings: our 2018 Klein & Kaufman 396, and yes, it comes in multiscale. 26.25” on the bass on down to 25.125” on the trebles, the spread is a pinch over an inch and makes for easy playability and reliable string tension and intonation in altered tunings. Sitka Spruce top, Flamed Koa back and sides, Maple bindings and gold EVO frets for longevity. This Klein is built for the long haul.
There’s excellent string definition, especially between the A and D strings, that helps render notes in crisp detail. There’s clarity to the treble overtones, and a lively response across the board. There’s a lot, frankly, going on. We love how easily this one plays, and at only 4lbs 1oz, this Klein 396 is featherlight in your hands. Try this one on for size, and we promise it’ll fit snug as a glove, if gloves came in such gorgeous colors as this Flamed Koa and Sitka Spruce.


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Steve Klein is nothing short of an innovator in the guitar world, and here’s our latest example. This is the smaller body 396 model with gorgeous flamed Koa. This design offers a really lively sound with notes flying off your fingertips. It is at once familiar and unique-sounding, making it a perfect addition to any‘s collection.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.125 in - 26.25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.6875 in
STRING SPACING 2.125 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
KOA - FLAMED

Perfectly in tune, right on down to D and C tunings: our 2018 Klein & Kaufman 396, and yes, it comes in multiscale. 26.25” on the bass on down to 25.125” on the trebles, the spread is a pinch over an inch and makes for easy playability and reliable string tension and intonation in altered tunings.
 

Steve Klein is nothing short of an innovator in the guitar world, and here’s our latest example. This is the smaller body 396 model with gorgeous flamed Koa.
 
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