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Meet Joe Knaggs
After 25 years with Paul Reed Smith Guitars the majority of them as production manager – Knaggs departed the legendary Maryland-based company in 2009 to set up his own operation, alongside former PRS colleague Peter Wolf, who is now VP of global sales and marketing at Knaggs Guitars.
Elements of the former include exotic woods, internal top purfling, and two-coloured tops, while the latter is perhaps best exhibited in the Knaggs Influence 2-in-1 bridge and string holder (kind of a one-piece tune-o-matic and stoptail combined), or the Chesapeake vibrato on his S-inspired models. Put it all together, and it makes for utterly distinctive branding.
“I design what I think looks, feels, plays and most importantly sounds good,” he says. “I have no interest in copying another guitar. That does nothing for me.