Unique design features of the KSM Model 358™ Guitar:
- Pitched-back neck
- Neck-through design
- KSM Foundation™ Guitar Bridge
Kevin S. Moore has been involved with luthiery or guitar building and guitar repair since 1988. He taken his acquired knowledge of guitar building and design and developed what many consider to be "the ultimate solid-body guitar". Working out of his own custom guitar shop, Kevin has developed a "neck-through" guitar design and patented bridge system to function together as a "whole-unit design". These key features are what distinguishes the KSM Model 358™ Guitar from many other guitars on the market. Every KSM Model 358™ Guitar is built with the KSM Foundation™ Guitar Bridge.
The KSM Model 358™ Guitar utilizes three unique features in its innovative design. The most noticeable is the pitched-back neck. This rare feature is designed for player comfort when playing those extended gigs. The second feature is the neck-through design of the guitar. The neck extends all the way down to the bridge, this greatly improves sustain and tone. The third feature is the KSM Foundation™ Guitar Bridge. The bridge works in tandem with the neck to create a complete guitar system that functions as a “whole unit”. Because the vibrations from the strings are transferred directly to the guitar body through the bridge, the tonal quality and timbre of the KSM Model 358™ Guitar are unsurpassed in richness and clarity.
Thick figured maple body tops ensure each guitar is unique in appearance. Necks are made of hard rock maple, which is one of the densest woods available. Mahogany body backs ensure the classic richness people expect in a quality guitar. Pickups are the Seymour Duncan® SH-5 Humbucker in the bridge position and the SM-3N Custom Mini Humbucker in the neck position. These pickups coupled with the "whole unit" construction of the guitar offer the player a wide variety of tones, like an artist mixing and picking colors from a palette.
Both the KSM Foundation™ Bass Bridge and the KSM Foundation™ Guitar Bridge are made of high-grade aircraft aluminum. Therefore the light, durable, and very resonant material resists all corrosion and rust, while continually maintaining tonal integrity. The culmination of the use of anodized 6061-T6 aluminum in the construction of the KSM Foundation™ Bass Bridge and the KSM Foundation™ Guitar Bridge, the revolutionary patented ramp design, and the patented locking system, make the KSM Foundation™ Bass Bridge and the KSM Foundation™ Guitar Bridge far superior to other comparably priced bridges with a design that is completely unique and can not be compared to other bridges on the market. It has both a string-through body or top load design.