Carolina KT

NEW for 2014, the Carolina KT brings all of the features from the Carolina Custom into a differently voiced solid Korina body, with a carved top. A pair of the new McInturff Mini-Q's™ are standard, as is the very stable non-locking trem bridge system (tuneomatic/stoptail/wraparound bridges available at no extra cost).

Carolina Up-Close

African Limba wood gained fame as “Korina” on some very cool vintage electrics, and experience has taught me that it is an excellent wood for the right recipe. Most of the lumber is not what I consider to be musical instrument grade, but after I sort out the junk, the remaining lumber has considerable use for the right sounds to be built. Korina brings a rather punchy, sweetly mid-rangy character to the party.

NEW for 2014, the Carolina KT brings all of the features from the Carolina Custom into a differently voiced solid Korina body, with a carved top.

The Carolina KT is a bit raw, exciting, bluesy rock & roll. The KT will almost leap off the strap with resonant vibrations, and in combination with the McInturff Mini-Q™ filters an incredibly wide palette of useful sounds is easily available.

  • 24.625” scale, 22 medium jumbo frets, 12” fretboard radius
  • Genuine pattern-grade Honduras Mahogany McInturff neck
  • 17 degree headstock pitch (9 degree for trem model)
  • Dark, tightly-pored and sustainable East Indian Rosewood fretboard, master-grade
  • 4 optional neck profiles, my '59 carve is the most popular
  • Bound MOP dot inlays
  • Selected-for-voice Korina hand-carved top
  • Selected-for-voice Korina body
  • Fully bound with vintage style cream binding
  • Vintage style lightweight tuners (rear locking tuners on trem model)
  • Highest quality CTS pots
  • Trad tone controls with really fine signal capacitors are optional. Because...
  • McInturff Mini-Q™ tone filters are standard!
  • Bone nut (self lubricating on trem model)
  • Genuine Switchcraft pickup selector and output jack
  • A selection of the finest boutique PAF-style pickups (chosen for each guitar) These can include custom models from VooDoo, ThroBak, Scatterbrain, and more, depending upon the individual voice needed for a certain build.
  • P-90 pickups sound great in the KT too! A selection of the finest boutique models!
  • My unique McInturff Guitar 100% nitrocellulose lacquer finish, which replicates the properties of the original Nikolas lacquers from the old days. Incredibly thin.
  • A number of 'bursts, solid colors, and TV finishes are available.
  • TonePros AVR-II tuneomatic bridge or John Mann non-locking trem or Gotoh 1055 non locking trem (they both stay in tune like a rock!)
  • Aluminum stop tailpiece (obviously not on the trem models!)
  • Hard shell case
  • Hand numbered, hand signed by Terry McInturff
  • Limited Lifetime McInturff Guitar Warantee


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