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  • Luthiery legend Dan Erlewine’s first signature guitar, based on his beloved 1937 Kalamazoo KG-11. It features a 1930s V-shaped neck, Rickard rear-mount banjo tuning machines (smooth!), an Adirondack spruce top and Honduran mahogany back, sides, and neck. Most intriguing, its neck extends past the nut before transitioning into the ears of the peghead, and threaded brass inserts in the fingerboard accept screw-down capos. “It’s the most musical new guitar I’ve ever owned,” says Erlewine. 
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  • Modeled after a 1937 Kalamazoo KG-11
  • Solid Adirondack Spruce Top, Ladder Braced
  • Solid Honduran Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Scalloped Adirondack Spruce tone bars 
  • Mahogany Neck (V-Shape Carve - Extended behind The Nut)
  • Rosewood Fretboard and Bar Bridge with Slanted Holes
  • Built in Capo System, 3 capos, 2 thumb screws, 4 torx screws, and Torx Screw Installer Included
  • Checkerboard Soundhole Binding
  • Aged Ivory Plastic Binding 
  • Small Plastic Dot Position Markers
  • Tiger Stripe Celluloid Pickguard
  • Bone Nut and Saddle
  • Plastic Bridge Pins 
  • Bolt-on Mortise and Tenon Neck Joint 
  • Rickard Cyclonic Banjo Tuners
  • Sunburst Open Pore Satin Nitrocellulose Finish
  • 25" Scale Length 
  • 1.75" Nut Width
  • 2 5/16 Spacing at Bridge
  • Body Length: 17-3/8”
  • Total Length: 38-7/8”
  • Lower Bout: 15”
  • Upper Bout: 10”
  • Waist: 9-1/8”
  • Depth: 4”
  • Santa Cruz Parabolic Tension Medium Strings
  • TKL Hard Shell Case 
  • Made in Burlington, Vermont

Iris Guitar Company DE-11 Dan Erlewine Signature Model Acoustic Guitar

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SKU: IDE-11

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$3,700 USD
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Experience the Elderly Difference
Luthiery legend Dan Erlewine’s first signature guitar, based on his beloved 1937 Kalamazoo KG-11. It features a 1930s V-shaped neck, Rickard rear-mount banjo tuning machines (smooth!), an Adirondack spruce top and Honduran mahogany back, sides, and neck. Most intriguing, its neck extends past the nut before transitioning into the ears of the peghead, and threaded brass inserts in the fingerboard accept screw-down capos. “It’s the most musical new guitar I’ve ever owned,” says Erlewine. 
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More Details

  • Modeled after a 1937 Kalamazoo KG-11
  • Solid Adirondack Spruce Top, Ladder Braced
  • Solid Honduran Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Scalloped Adirondack Spruce tone bars 
  • Mahogany Neck (V-Shape Carve - Extended behind The Nut)
  • Rosewood Fretboard and Bar Bridge with Slanted Holes
  • Built in Capo System, 3 capos, 2 thumb screws, 4 torx screws, and Torx Screw Installer Included
  • Checkerboard Soundhole Binding
  • Aged Ivory Plastic Binding 
  • Small Plastic Dot Position Markers
  • Tiger Stripe Celluloid Pickguard
  • Bone Nut and Saddle
  • Plastic Bridge Pins 
  • Bolt-on Mortise and Tenon Neck Joint 
  • Rickard Cyclonic Banjo Tuners
  • Sunburst Open Pore Satin Nitrocellulose Finish
  • 25" Scale Length 
  • 1.75" Nut Width
  • 2 5/16 Spacing at Bridge
  • Body Length: 17-3/8”
  • Total Length: 38-7/8”
  • Lower Bout: 15”
  • Upper Bout: 10”
  • Waist: 9-1/8”
  • Depth: 4”
  • Santa Cruz Parabolic Tension Medium Strings
  • TKL Hard Shell Case 
  • Made in Burlington, Vermont