Kiso Klein OMK-3 Persimmon Rose Guitar

  • Back in the day (2002) we were a dealer for these fine guitars. We sold many of the OMK-1 models. We have never had such a unique, possibly one of a kind Kiso Klein guitar come through our doors.
  • Designed by Steve Klein, one of the premier luthiers of our time.

    No longer in production -- These elegant guitars were built by a few, select, master-luthiers in Japan.

    For those of you who have had the priviledge of playing a Klein guitar, you will recognize his influence in every detail of this guitar. From the exacting craftsmanship, to the cutting edge design, it exudes class and style. Artfully conceived the Kiso OM is a powerful tool in the right hands. Please call Robin for a description of its virtues, or make an appointment to come by and play this extraordinary guitar. Here are the details.......

    Persimmon back and sides with a fine Sitka Spruce top- SN 47.

    There is virtually NO HEEL ~ which allows access darn near into the soundhole. The playability is excellent, the sound firecrackers out of this instrument, but with grace.

    Superbly sublime rosette of koa, shell and abalone.

    The neck is Mahogany with a two way adjustable truss rod and two steel reinforcement bars. It has a fast, "gunstock" finish.

    The fingerboard is ebony. Machine Heads are Gotoh gold tuners (Kiso branded) with ebony buttons.

    The body and fingerboard are bound in curly Maple, the strap pins are ebony.

    The NECK JOINT is the KisoKlein design bolt on with no heel. Instead of the usual Kiso Crane inlaid into Hawaiian koa.... This Guitar has a ROSE inlay in the heel.

    The BRIDGE is ebony ~ made in the Klein acoustic design called an "Impedance matching" bridge that is shaped to coincide with the string vibration and assist in an even transmission from the string through the bridge into the top without hindering flow.

    The strings are held in place on individual posts and guided into place with black cap screws.

    THE DOOR ~ Officially titled "Removable Tail Block" was designed and used under license from luthier and guitar designer Abe Wechter of Wechter Guitars.

    This access door makes the inside of the guitar body almost totally accessible for fine tuning of the bracing, electronic installation and upgrading, and for repairs in years to come.

    The INTERNAL BRACING STRUCTURE is the KisoKlein configuration incorporating Steve Klein's Kasha inspired bracing.

  • The headstock has another delicate ROSE inlay
  • Clear pickguard
  • KISO appears on the headstock
  • KLEIN appears on the upper frets of the fingerboard
  • Abalone encircles the top of the guitar
  • OHSC included
  • Near MINT condition, this guitar is a worthy addition to any serious collection.
  • Options
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
  • Scale Length: 25 3/8"
  • Year Condition Color Case
    2002 Near Mint Persimmon Original Hard


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    We accept Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discover from USA residents and good ol' cash. Personal checks are accepted under the condition that shipment is delayed until the check clears the bank. TN residents add 9 1/4% sales tax.

    We ship Fedex ground insured, unless otherwise specified by the buyer. On finer instruments, we insist on overnight shipment for safe handling. Buyer pays shipping unless otherwise agreed upon. International shipments are via FedEx.

    Must have prior approval of return. Opened strings are not returnable. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your guitar, simply return it fully insured (with prior authorization) via shipping method we agree upon. When we receive the instrument in the same condition as when we shipped it, you will happily be issued a refund minus all shipping costs.