Kepma K3 Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Featuring a classic pairing of a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, the K3 produces a balanced sound fit for strumming and flat-picking.
The K3 Grand Auditorium acoustic electric guitar produces an amazing live acoustic sound plus you can plug in for those larger venues. An excellent choice for any type of music, the K3 Grand Auditorium is perfect for flatpicking and strumming. Perfect balance with a comfortable body, the versatile K3 Grand Auditorium has great projection and clarity. Featuring layered Sitka spruce for the top and the back/sides are layered mahogany, the K3 is perfectly tuned tops for even, balanced frequency response.

You won't find a better Grand Auditorium Guitar in the market at this price. What Kepma has done is almost unimaginable to other guitar companies, and sometimes even to us. The Kepma K3 Series Grand Auditorium guitars give you incredible sound and playability at a price that's hard to grasp. Once you play a GA3-130, you'll be amazed at the total garbage out there being passed off as "guitars" in this range. The GA3 series features spruce tops and mahogany back & sides, mahogany satin finish necks, 18:1 sure grip smooth tuning gears, a rosewood bridge and pure playability. They are the entry point into the Kepma Line, but hardly "entry-level" quality. The K3 Series is manufactured with the same techniques and over 90% of the same processes as the Elite Series Guitars.

So, what makes Kepma K3 Series special?
It starts with the wood. You know that you can grab a growing tree limb and easily twist or bend it. You also have picked up a dead branch and can easily snap it in half. read more Those are the two extremes in the life cycle of wood. Wood can dry out and lose moisture and it can also swell up once exposed to wetness.

To build a guitar, you need to have wood that is stable and able to withstand variations of moisture both added or removed. The ONLY way to accomplish this is to make a piece of wood that has a perfect relative moisture content that will allow it to accept humidity or aridness.

Kepma is the only guitar company on the planet that has a custom drying kiln that stabilizes the necks of each K3 guitar to an optimum moisture position. Five days of formulated temperature and "moisture cooking" make each K3 neck as solid as possible and able to withstand temperature and humidity variations without bending, bowing, or explosive sharp finger-cutting frets. So once string tension is applied to a Kepma K3 Series neck, it won't bend like a wet pool noodle and make the guitar unplayable -- it stays in its optimum position without warping or deformation - a very common affliction among entry level "cheap" guitars.
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- Body Style: Grand Auditorium
- Scale Length: 650 mm / 25-1/2”
- Top: Layered Sitka Spruce
- Back/Sides: Layered Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Reinforcement: Truss Rod
- Neck Thickness: 21.5 mm – 22.5 mm (1st Fret-9th Fret)
- Neck Width: 43 mm / 1.7"
- Neck Finish: Smooth Satin
- Neck Binding: ABS
- Truss Rod: 440 mm Bidirectional adjustable steel
- Fretboard: 400 mm radius / 457 mm x 57 mm
- Sound hole Rosette: Synthetic
- Number of Frets: 20
- Saddle: Triple compensated
- Nut: ABS
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlay: ABS
- Binding: ABS
- Finish: Matte
- Bridge pins: ABS
- Strings: Phosphor Bronze with Anti-Rust Coating (.012-.053)
- Tuning Machines: Kepma sealed die-cast 18:1
- Electronics: Kepma K1
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Blue Matte
Shipping Weight: 6.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KEP GA3130K BL
Natural Matte
Shipping Weight: 7.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KEP GA3130K
Sunburst Matte
Shipping Weight: 7.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KEP GA3130K SB
Walnut Matte
Shipping Weight: 7.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KEP GA3130K WN
Black Matte
Shipping Weight: 7.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KEP GA3130K BK