I recently had an opportunity to play several of Ken Franklin’s beautiful guitars. They really floored me! As a fingerstyle jazz guitarist my needs are often different from many flattop players. I like lush harmonics like everyone else, but they need to be supported by a strong fundamental. Each voice has to remain distinct. Ken’s guitars possess this crucial balance. They also have an evenness and responsiveness that makes you feel comfortable playing anywhere on the neck. The A string sustains equally on the tenth and third fret. I’m often playing endless closed position chords, which doesn’t always work on a flattop. Ken’s guitars love it, while still keeping their open chord mojo.

Add to this the flawless workmanship and shear beauty of the guitars themselves and you’ve got yourself a real winner of an instrument. Bravo Ken!                            Mike Wollenberg

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