1996 - KENNETH LAWRENCE "tribal hunting scene" - Guitars Collector

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1996 - KENNETH LAWRENCE "tribal hunting scene"

- shape:
similar to MX-250 but with KL original 3+3 headstock
- construction: set neck (no step)
- neck: mahogany w/"pre-stressed" graphite spars and "dual acting" truss rod
- body: mahogany with Chechen Top, Headcap, Wenge Rear Cover Plate
- fingerboard: Central American Rosewood "Grenadillo" fretboard w/"Blind Binding" with "Petroglyph" "aztec tribal hunting scene" inlays, 24.75" scale (628mm), Graph Tech nut; 22 frets .110" x .052" "Wide Pyramid" from Sanko Seisakusho, Japan; Fibre-optic Red LED
- electronics: active EMG 81 (bridge) / 60 (neck), 2 Volume (no tone control), Toggle 3 way selector and a mini switch for the Fiber Optics

- hardware: Tone Pro┬╣s Bridge and Tailpiece, Schaller straplocks, Sperzel locking tuners, Black Hardware
- logos and serials:
-- front of headstock: Hand cut Mother of Pearl Logo
-- back of headstock: (nothing)
-- rear of the cover plate: serial number + date of production + KL signature
- colors and other features: Hand rubbed Oil and Wax finish
- notes: comes with hardshell fly case and c.o.a.

The first Ken Lawrence Explorer that James got. Used for many ballad song live, because of this unique tone due to the exotic wood used. Used live since 1996.  Today James replaced the standard EMG with JHEMG.

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