Keya #3 is a work of playable art and is Joe's only 24 fret guitar. This beautiful hand-made Knaggs Keya Tier 1, Serial #3, was designed and hand crafted by Joe Knaggs and team.  As a very early Keya, this one is mostly hand-made as the CNC patterns were still in development. It also has many appointments no longer available on Joe's guitars.

It is finished in Golden Natural with an "incredible big leaf" West Coast flamed curly maple top over a South American mahogany body.  The figured Mahogany neck has a Custom '85 carve similar to the early PRS instruments. The fingerboard is a sweet Brazilian rosewood board with great color and character.  The fingerboard has a 12" radius and includes a highly figured Rock maple binding with green ripple Abalone purfling.  

The Pearlworks inlayed Sea shell design of Black lip MoP and MoP is classy. The Headstock is "book matched Brazilian rosewood with a highly figured rock maple binding with green rippled Abalone purfling inlayed with a Sea Horse of black lip MoP and MoP.  

Rounding out the specs is a vintage bone nut and gold / Engraved Waverly open back tuning pegs.  The bridge is Joe's exceptional one-piece tune-a-matic.  2 Fralin Pure PAF pickups with a single coil switch give it sonic versatility unavailable on a Gibson Historic LP.

This guitar was originally selected by Joe to be #1. With it's low single digit serial number, this is a special instrument above a PRS Private Stock. Weighs 8 lbs 3 oz. More pics and info at Go to and see our new Galleries, and inventory.

Year Condition Color Case
2010 Brand New Golden Natural Original Hard


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