Instrument Details

1987 Franklin Prairie State Koa/Sitka
SOLD
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Franklin Guitars
Product Year
1987
Model
Prairie State
Serial #
421
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
4518
Condition
Excellent General play wear on pickgaurd, some minor dinging on the upper and lower bouts of tha top. Small patch of buckle rash on back.
Body Type(s)
Large, Jumbo
Back & Sides
Koa
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Wood
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Custom
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Koa
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Chrome
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
16.75 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.2 mm
Nut Width
1.81 in
Nut Width (mm)
46 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Here we have a guitar from one of the shop favorites, Franklin Guitars. This is a1987 Prairie state model in Curly Koa back and side and a Sitka Spruce top. One of the defining features of the Prairie state model is the wide upper and lower bouts, providing the guitar with a large sonorous sound. The Curly Koa used on this guitar is of a super high quality with intense figuring running the entire length of the back and sides. We find that apart from being beautiful, the Koa wood lends a great midrange punch, evening out the tonal response of what could have been a bass heavy guitar. Another great instrument fro the Franklin Guitar company.

This is a well balanced and a good showcase of what a luthier can do with great sets of wood. Fingerpicking sounds complex and full here, with warmth all the way through the spectrum.
 
A nice tribute to the Prairie State guitars without the heavy metal support bar to weigh it down. The tone is very even and controlled making the guitar very versatile and useful for many styles of playing.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.81 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
KOA

Here we have a guitar from one of the shop favorites, Franklin Guitars. This is a1987 Prairie state model in Curly Koa back and side and a Sitka Spruce top.
 

This is a well balanced and a good showcase of what a luthier can do with great sets of wood. Fingerpicking sounds complex and full here, with warmth all the way through the spectrum.
 
A nice tribute to the Prairie State guitars without the heavy metal support bar to weigh it down. The tone is very even and controlled making the guitar very versatile and useful for many styles of playing.
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