Height: 132 cm
Width: 156 cm
Depth: 67 cm
Net Weight: 273 kg
Created like the soundboard of violins to give a free and even response throughout the entire scale, the K-132’s soundboard is so constructed as to be 8mm thick in the centre and tapered to 5mm as it approaches the rim and outer case before being double crowned. This design permits complete freedom of movement, while acting as a homogenous unit to displace a greater amount of air, thereby creating a richer and more lasting tonal response. Close-grained, quarter-sawn Sitka spruce, a wood having unusual stability and vibrance under stresses and vibration, is used exclusively for the soundboard.
Treble: Hard rock maple vertical laminations capped with solid hard rock maple; planed to prescribed height, graphite coated, drilled and notched by hand for precise individual string bearing. Design defies splitting.
Bass: Rock maple base cantilevered at angle for maximum resistance to string pressure. Maple doweled, glued and screwed to soundboard.
The Hexagrip patented design features 7 laminations of quartered hardrock maple stock. Grain is symmetrically distributed at successive angles of 45º and 90º, employing uniform grain direction around the circumference of the tuning pin to provide ultimate pin grippage. The exclusive design provides the tuning pin with smoother movement under torque, a more uniform retaining action, and a piano that holds its tuning longer.
Ebonised or Crown Jewel Collection Veneer
Quarter-sawn poplar corewood cross banded and face veneered.
Ebonised or veneered birch, mahogany and wallnut.
Ebonised mahogany, genuine specie.
Solid brass; polished & lacquered, or chrome or nickel plated.