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BUILT UNLIKE ANY OTHER GUITAR IN THE WORLD. Better Build, Better Sound, Better price. Bold statements?? Try one and we’re confident you’ll agree. We are SO IMPRESSED, and we’ve been doing this FOREVER!
Watch the "how they're made" video on Kepma’s web site to see just what goes into making a Kepma Elite Guitar. You'll be blown away with the quality and precision.
The Kepma D1-120 "all-solid dreadnought" is the ultimate dreadnought for acoustic tone and playability. It features an all-solid construction with a AAA+ Alaskan Sitka Spruce Top and solid Indian Rosewood back and sides. What makes the D1 incredibly toneful is the combination of tonewoods and a re-engineered top bracing system that provides stability while enhancing the projection of the instrument. The D1-120 has a slightly different tone vibe that’s derived from the meticulous working of the solid rosewood back and sides — a feat that’s not simple. Rosewood is an incredibly delicate tonewood to work with in solid form and is prone to premature cracking, splitting and deformation in “guitar” thicknesses. However, the Kepma Wood Process (see second video on the web site) ensures that the finished product is perfect. This guitar comes alive in your hands and you feel its character throughout your entire body as you play it. It’s bright where it needs to be, and gives you an amazingly detailed low end and slightly darker undertones you won’t find in our other (or anybody else’s for that matter) guitars. Articulation is extremely important and the D1-120 delivers with amazing precision and clarity. It projects with perfect balance — something every player wants but few guitars deliver. The D1-120 does.
Every D1-120 has been meticulously crafted with the highest degree of precision to yield one of the finest playing guitars in the world. In addition, every D1-120 is set up using the Plek™ Fretboard dress & nut system, and every guitar is settled in the vibration room for 14 days (that’s 336 hours), the “playing equivalent” of just over 1 year. You could say that all of the Kepma Elite Series Guitars are “well adjusted” with no additional tweaking necessary. The Kepma D1-120 — Perfect. Every Time.
The D1-120 Model is also available as a pure acoustic, or with the patented Kepma AcoustiFex® Pickup, preamp & FX system. This beautiful D1-120 is all acoustic. We are a full service shop and can install a pickup on request.
Scale Length: 647.25mm/25.48"
Top: AAA Solid North America Sitka Spruce
Back/Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Neck: Pressure-tested African Mahogany
Neck Reinforcement: Dual Carbon Fiber rods
Neck Thickness: 21mm-22mm(1st Fret-9th Fret)
Neck Width: 43mm/1.7"
Neck Finish: Smooth Satin
Neck Binding: ABS
Truss Rod: 440mm Bidirectional adjustable steel
Fretboard: African Ebony 400mm radius/457mm*57mm
Sound hole Rosette: New Zealand shell handcraft inlay
Number of Frets: 20
Saddle: Triple compensated Graphtech TUSQ
Nut: Graphtech TUSQ 43mm*6mm
Bridge: African Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: Mother of Pearl flower shell inlay
Finish: High gloss
Bridge Pins: Ebony and brass
Strings: Elixir Acoustic Phosphor Bronze with Nanoweb Coating (0.012-0.053)
Tuning Machines: Kepma sealed die-cast gold 18:1
Case: Kepma Deluxe ABS case, with polish cloth, keys, fancy truss rod adjuster (try to avoid adjusting the truss rod because the Guitar is Plek’d and adjusted), picks, & a nice cable. (see the photos)