Longtime Billy Idol collaborator Steve Stevens and Knaggs Guitars have announced the Steve Stevens Signature model SS2. Tailored to Stevens’ specs and preferences, it will accompany the guitarist on Idol’s 2015 world tour.
In response to players who prefer the tonal flexibility of a tremolo system, the Choptank Trem features the company’s proprietary solid steel bridge plate and hinge tremolo, driving increased string vibration into the center of the body and enhancing harmonics, response and sustain only the player can feel.
Knaggs Guitars, a Maryland-based boutique maker of high-end, investment-grade stringed musical instruments, will introduce its new Creation Series at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show. The Creation Series consists of hand-built, one-off instruments designed by master-luthier Joe Knaggs.
Seymour Duncan has teamed up with Knaggs Guitars to give away a 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-inch radius, 25.5-inch scale, and fingerboard inlays consisting of abalone diamonds and an abalone Chesapeake work boat inlay at the 12th fret.
Just in time for Billy Idol’s 2012 tour, guitarist Steve Stevens received his first Knaggs guitar. The guitar, which is Tailored to Steve’s specs and preferences, will accompany the guitarist on their current European summer tour and following US shows.