Martin KWS JC 16

Designed by KWS and the talented people at Martin guitars. “…Blue on black, tears on a river…” — blues phenomenon Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s 1998 hit “Blue On Black” is filled with colorful imagery. Martin draws on that imagery in its new Kenny Wayne Shepherd Limited Edition Signature model JC-16KWS, creating a guitar as distinctive as the musician himself. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd model combines distinctive design and tonewoods with unique appointments. The rich, full tone of the jumbo cutaway shape is enhanced by solid tonewoods throughout;  Sitka spruce top for warmth. Martin’s patented “A-frame X” scalloped bracing enhances this unique voice. The genuine mahogany neck features standard 1-11/16th inch width and modified low oval profile for easy playing.

2001 Limited Edition #115 of 198
Well played guitar with some pick marks above and below the sound hole.  Small scratch on the lower bought that I was unable to capture in the pictures.  A few minor swirl scratches on the back as well.  Overall a good looking guitar with no issues affecting playability.

Product Description
Model: JC-16KWS (Kenny Wayne Shepherd)
Construction: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
Body Size: J-14 Fret CUTAWAY
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Style 45 – Maple and Black Fiber Inlays
Top Bracing Pattern: J1 Hybrid
Top Braces: 1 Style/Scalloped
Back Material: Solid Sapele
Back Purfling: Black Fiber/Blue Fiber/Black Fiber/Blue Fiber/Black Fiber
Side Material: Solid Sapele
Endpiece: Black Boltaron®
Endpiece Inlay: Black Wood Fiber / Blue Wood Fiber
Binding: Black Boltaron

Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White/Blue Inlays
Side Inlay: Black Boltaron/ Multiple Black/White/Blue Inlays
Back Inlay: Back-Blue Fiber (Blue against binding) Black Fiber
Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Standard Taper
Headplate: Solid Black Ebony/ Raised Silver Foil Logo
Heelcap: Black Boltaron®
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4”
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16”
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8”
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Blue Azurite Teardrops Bordered In Pearl At 5, 9, 15, 17th, w/2 at 7th and 12th, Signature Btwn 18 & 20th
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss/ Dark Filler
Finish Top: Polished Gloss/ Blue Toner
Finish Neck: Semi Gloss/ Black/ Dark Filler
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: 1 Style BellyBridge String Spacing: 2 1/8”
Saddle: 16” Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Schaller Chrome w/ Large Ebony Knobs
Bridge & End Pins: Black w/ Abalone Dots
Pickguard: Black
Case: 380 Hard Shell
Interior Label: Label Signed By CFM IV & Kenny Wayne Shepherd/ Numbered in Sequence w/ Total (198)
Electronics: Fishman® Gold Plus Natural II

Condition: Used
Exterior Color: Blue