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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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The Knaggs Influence Series ‘Steve Stevens Signature Model’

The Knaggs Influence Series ‘Steve Stevens Signature Model’

The Knaggs Influence Series ‘Steve Stevens Signature Model’. Musikmesse Frankfurt, 10 to 13 april 2013, 4.0 C35

Knaggs Guitars and Steve Stevens (press release)

Steve Stevens (Photo:

Greensboro, MD, July 9, 2012 – In time for Billy Idol’s 2012 tour, Grammy-Award winning guitar player and long time collaborator Steve Stevens received his first Knaggs guitar. Tailored to Steve’s specs and preferences it will accompany the legendary guitarist on their European summer tour and following US shows.

The instrument, based on Knaggs’ Kenai model and finished in Faded Onyx, features a slightly thicker carved Mahogany body with a carved curly Maple top, a set Mahogany neck with Rosewood finger board and ‘Morning Star’ inlays and Knaggs’ proprietary two-in-one bridge, combining a tune-o-matic and string holder into one unit, thus increasing harmonics and sustain. Two volume and tone controls drive the Fralin pure PAF humbuckers.

Joseph Knaggs, Peter Wolf and the Knaggs team in Greensboro, Maryland are carving a niche for themselves in the world of high-end guitar making in just a few short years. Some of the Artists currently using Knaggs instruments include Nils Lofgren, Stuart Fraser, Bernd Roemer, Mick Hayes, Ben Miller, Mick Woll, Tim Stephens and two time Latin Grammy nominee Pablo Olivares.

Interview: Peter Wolf’s Entrepreneurial Spark at Work Building Brands and Writing Songs

Peter Wolf with a Knaggs Keya T3 model (Photo: Steven Baumgardner)

With his formidable music industry connections and hard won experience, international marketer Peter Wolf launched his company, Brandwolf, while working his magic getting the word out on the new Knaggs Guitar brand and producing his own brand of music. We first met Pete during his time at Paul Reed Smith Guitars, where he served the company as its Director of Global Sales and Marketing.  He’d begun his tenure at PRS when the company was in its infancy and was a key team player, as PRS Guitars became one of the most respected guitar brands in the world.  That experience, coupled with his prior marketing and sales work in Europe have proven to be instrumental in the early success of Brandwolf, but more visibly with the launch and steady growth of Knaggs Guitars

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Guitar International: Knaggs Guitars Scheduled to Exhibit at Winter NAMM 2012

According to a new press release from Knaggs Guitars, a Maryland based boutique manufacturer of high-end electric and acoustic guitars, basses and mandolins the company will be present on the show floor at the 2012 NAMM show in Anaheim, California.

Since the company was founded only 24 months ago by storied and acclaimed designer and luthier Joseph Knaggs and marketing/branding mastermind Peter Wolf, it has drawn attention and respect from a growing number of players, guitar aficionados and media in over 20 countries. (…)

Read on: interview: Peter Wolf – Brandwolf, Knaggs Guitars

Peter Wolf and Joe Knaggs (Photo: Larry Melton)

„… Joe Knaggs und ich sind jetzt 18 Monaten mit einem kleinen aber feinen Team am Start und es war eine sehr interessante Zeit, auf allen Ebenen. … Wir bauen im Moment ca. 25 Instrumente im Monat. Ich könnte sicherlich das 10-fache verkaufen. aber High-End-Gitarrenbau ist ein hartes Stück Arbeit und dauert seine Zeit …“

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Knaggs Guitars has won the award ‘Best new manufacturer 2010’

Knaggs: Kenai™, Patuxant™, Severn™

Knaggs Guitars has won the award ‘Best new manufacturer 2010’ in a survey conducted by Music & Sound Retailer amongst US retailers. This prestigious award will be presented to Joe Knaggs and Peter Wolf at a press conference during the NAMM show, Wednesday January 12 in Anaheim, California and is part of M&S Retailer’s 25th anniversary celebration.

Knaggs Guitars nominated for ‘Best new manufacturer 2010’

Music & Sound Awards Nominee

Knaggs Guitars has been nominated for ‘Best new manufacturer 2010’ in a survey conducted by Music & Sound Retailer amongst US retailers. Nominees will be presented in their December issue and winners will be announced at the upcoming NAMM-show in Anaheim, Cal. January 13 – 16.

Knaggs Guitars: cover story in Premier Guitar’s May 2010 issue - May 2010

Knaggs Guitars who recently successfully launched their new high-end guitar brand at the Musik Messe in Frankfurt, Germany is cover story in the upcoming May 2010 issue of the most gear oriented US magazine Premier Guitar. The feature gives readers insights in the genesis of this new company, its direction, designs and outlook. Print magazines will be available at the end of April.

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