Kaki King Custom Bedell Instrument in the Build
Bedell guitars is proudly building a custom guitar for renowned guitarist Kaki King. This is the first Bedell instrument design using Skype. King picked a Bedell parlor body shape, with a custom cutaway. The tonewoods include an exquisite redwood top (photo on right), with Indian rosewood back and sides. She designed a custom “B” inlay for the fretboard – stay tuned – more images to follow!
Of the custom electronics in this guitar, Bedell Engineer Justin Mooris explains, “We are using a K&K Sound Powermix Trinity that has been customized with full potentiometers mounted in the rim to give King individual control over each of the 3 pickups. 1. Trinity Condenser Mic 2. Fant-a-stik 3. Pure Mini. Khaki will have total control of her tone, both in the studio and live on stage.”
About Kaki King:
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Kaki King is a true iconoclast, a visionary musician/artist whose singular work rightly stands out amongst the easily formatted. Over her decade-long career thus far, the Brooklyn-based guitarist/composer has recorded five extraordinarily diverse and distinctive LPs, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks (spanning Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild to scoring – and appearing in as guitar-playing hand double – the acclaimed 2007 drama, August Rush), and played to ever-growing audiences on innumerable world tours. Each twist and veer marked the turning of a page, another step forward on a truly exceptional musical path. Beginning with 2002’s Everybody Loves You – to date, her only fully acoustic guitar recording – King has expanded and reconceived the role of the solo instrumental artist, constantly kicking at the boundaries of what’s expected. Read more at kakiking.com