About the Knaggs Influence 'Kenai' Guitar
The Kenai is Joe Knaggs single-cut design, it features a familiar silhouette with some key design differences. The Top is beautifully figured curly maple finished in Hickory Burst. This is the 13 th guitar built by Joe Knaggs and his team and is certain to become a future collectable.
About Joe Knaggs
Joe Knaggs is not a new name to the guitar market, he worked for PRS Guitars for 25 years as a designer, director of R&D and Private Stock. In 2009 he branched out to form his own company with his own unique designs, they are all hand-made in Maryland USA.
Knaggs Guitars was founded in 2009 by World renowned designer and luthier Joe Knaggs and Branding/Marketing expert Peter Wolf, two well respected industry veterans with a vast history and experience in their respective fields.
Joe Knaggs is a former master-builder for PRS Guitars and we key in the development of several famous PRS Models including the Hollowbody, Mira & Stala Models. He was also one of the most respected & requested Private Stock Builders and eventually became in charge of the Private Stock program.
All designs/creations are named after American Indian river names. Chesapeake line models Choptank, Severn, Potomac & Patuxent are named after tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay while the Influence line Kenai, Keya, Chena, Sheyenne are named after rivers in North America. Wood & Materials are carefully selected and processes are state-of the art. A skilled team of experienced senior guitar builders are making sure the end result is as good as it can possibly be: creating the finest instruments and providing the best tools for players and guitar aficionados. Everyone at Knaggs guitars is a highly skilled professional – together we have over 150 years of experience in creating extraordinary instruments.