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Guitar Connoisseur Magazine: Marketing Knaggs Guitars with Peter Wolf (interview)

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Doug Rappoport Signature Kenai review in UK’s Music Radar

Doug Rappoport Signature Kenai

Doug Rappoport Signature Kenai

Read more: Knaggs Doug Rappoport Kenai review | MusicRadar

Matt Schulze received his second Steve Stevens SSC

Matt Schulze received his second Steve Stevens SSC

Matt Schulze received his second Steve Stevens SSC

Matt Schulze (The Fast and the Furious, The Transporter, Blade 2) received his second Steve Stevens SSC with a T1 top in Vintage Burst with classic creme finger board binding after returning from filming a new movie in Africa – Not many people know that Matt is a great player, writer and former guitar teacher. Stay tuned.

Knaggs Guitars releases Doug Rappoport Signature Kenai

Greensboro, MD – May 5, 2017
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Doug Rappoport Signature Kenai

Doug Rappoport Signature Kenai

Knaggs Guitars announced the release of their second Signature model – the Doug Rappoport Signature Kenai – a classic single cutaway guitar featuring a solid Mahogany body with curly Maple top, BWB purfling over Ivorized natural Maple binding, set Mahogany neck with Rosewood fret board, Knaggs’ newly designed Pearl block inlays and Morning Star, Grover 3-on-a-side tuners and their proprietary 2-in-1 bridge/tail piece. Pick-ups are Seymour Duncan’s SH-2N and 78 B. Options include T1 Maple tops, finger board binding, Ebony fret board and Gold Hard ware.

Doug Rappoport said: “Knaggs Guitars, to me, is a perfect combination of classic, tried and true formulas with brilliant, innovative designs. They have been a huge part of helping me to evolve and define my own sound. I’m very excited and happy”.

Peter Wolf, Knaggs’ VP of Global Sales & Marketing added: “Doug is one of the most skilled players of our time with a tremendous following. We are honored he has chosen us to provide him with the instruments to compliment his talent and style”. (more…)

Review: Knaggs Guitars Severn X T3 Trem HSS in Guitarist magazine

Review: Knaggs Guitars Severn X T3 Trem HSS in Guitarist magazine # 418, March 2017 issue:

Knaggs Guitars Severn X T3 Trem HSS in Guitarist magazine # 418, March 2017 issue:

Knaggs Guitars Severn X T3 Trem HSS in Guitarist magazine # 418, March 2017 issue:


From Seymour Duncan’s Blog

From Seymour Duncan’s Blog (photo:

From Seymour Duncan’s Blog (photo:

Knaggs Guitars makes some pretty remarkable instruments. While many of their creations use standard woods that you see with many other companies, they have an eye for the artistic as well. You will see highly flamed maple, spalted maple, and unique design touches that elevate the idea of mere building to a fascinating art form. While you can trace back some of the origins of the shapes and formulas to guitars of the past, Knaggs Guitars has enough of their own thing going on to give them a second and third look …


Knaggs Guitars to introduce Steve Stevens Signature model at NAMM 2015

Greensboro, MD – Nov 13, 2014 | Grammy-Award winning Virtuoso and long time Billy Idol collaborator Steve Stevens and Knaggs Guitars proudly announce the Steve Stevens Signature model SS2. Tailored to Steve’s specs and preferences, it will accompany the legendary guitarist on Billy Idol’s 2015 World tour.

Limited to only 100 instruments in 3 available colors (Red Sparkle, Cream and Black) the SS2 features a Mahogany body with carved Maple top, custom SS neck carve, Rosewood finger board with Mother of Pearl inlays, Ray gun head stock inlay and Signature Bare Knuckle pick-ups with engraved Ray guns not available in any other guitar. Each instrument comes with an exclusive Certificate outlining specs and serial-number (1-100) and will be hand signed by Steve and team Knaggs. A black form fit case completes this limited run offering.

Steve Stevens said: “I believe there is a soul and energy to a guitar well beyond the materials used. There is musical karma. My over 30 year friendship with Peter Wolf laid the basis of building the guitar of my dreams. I then put that dream into the hands of Joe Knaggs, who I feel is the absolute best guitar builder/designer out there today. The fact that my guitar is available to the public is extremely cool, but honestly I’d play this instrument no matter whose name was on it. It truly is magic”.

Joe Knaggs added: ”It is always an honor and inspiration to be working with Steve and I’m proud of what we have created together”.

Sales of Steve Stevens’ Signature models will help MusiCares, a charity Steve has been supporting. “We wanted to give back some of the proceeds of my Signature guitar and MusiCares immediately came to mind. I’ve personally seen them help so many gifted players change their lives for the better. They are such an amazing organization”.

Joe Knaggs and a small dedicated team of skilled guitar makers have been carving a niche for themselves in the World of high-end American made guitars in just a few short years. The company recently celebrated its 5th Anniversary.

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Press release: Brandwolf and J. Rockett Audio Products announce consulting agreement

Brandwolf Consulting of Annapolis, MD and Nashville based J. Rockett Audio Designs have entered a consulting agreement. Peter Wolf will be directing International sales and helping to increase Global presence and brand value.

“The pedal market has been exploding in recent years. I’m very excited to be part of a great team of gear heads and tone junkies making superior tools for musicians, right here in the US. I look forward to helping J. Rockett Audio Designs connect with the right companies and players on a Global basis,” said Peter Wolf in a statement.

J. Rockett Audio Designs’ CEO Chris Van Tassel added, “Our pedals are being used by a growing number of well known players. We are honored to be working with Peter and Brandwolf to help make J. Rockett Audio Designs a household brand. We look forward to utilizing his expertise and reputation to get us into the right distribution channels in Export markets.”

Tim Pierce Rockett pedal

J. Rockett Audio Designs products are currently used by Allan Holdsworth, Tim Pierce, Pete Thorn, John Schofield, Guthrie Trapp, Michael Britt, Peter Stroud, Mark Lettieri, Josh Smith, Kirk Fletcher, Brian Nutter, Danny Rader, Andy Anderson, Lyle Workman, and a growing number of Session players around the World.

Vintage Guitar Magazine, April 2014 issue: Knaggs Guitars ‘Severn Tier 2 Trembuck’ review

Vintage Guitar Magazine, April 2014 issue: Knaggs Guitars ‘Severn Tier 2 Trembuck’ review

Vintage Guitar Magazine, April 2014 issue: Knaggs Guitars ‘Severn Tier 2 Trembuck’ review

Press release: Seymour Duncan and Knaggs Guitars ‘Chesapeake Severn Tier 1’ Giveaway

Knaggs Chesapeake Series 'Severn Tier 1' Trem in Aged Scotch

Seymour Duncan has teamed up with Knaggs Guitars, Maryland’s Boutique Guitar maker, to give away a special Knaggs Chesapeake Series ‘Severn Tier 1′ Trem in Aged Scotch. This instrument is one of Knaggs’ finest guitars, featuring a double-cutaway beveled Alder body with Sapele top and a Maple cap. The figured Rock Maple set neck comes with a Cocobolo fingerboard at an 8.5” radius, 25.5” scale, and fingerboard inlays consisting of Abalone Diamonds and an Abalone Chesapeake work boat inlay at the 12th fret. The instrument also has a Wenge pickguard with Abalone and Green Snail purfling, and features Knaggs’ proprietary solid steel bridge plate/Hinge Tremolo driving increased string vibration into the center of the body.
This guitar has been upgraded with the Antiquity Texas Hot pickups, which produce a nice vintage “smokey” tone and are particularly well suited to rock and blues. Knaggs’ VP of Global Sales & Marketing, Peter Wolf said: “We have been working with the folks at Seymour Duncan since the beginning of our company in late 2009. We couldn’t be happier with their pickups and their service and we are excited to give back to our growing communities.”
This giveaway is open worldwide and one lucky winner will be randomly selected after September 30th.
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