Effortlessly stylish, this mini-jumbo is constructed to Knaggs' design from all solid woods. Initial impressions are very good. The lightly arched 'pressure tested' spruce top is clean, but far from bland looking, with a simple rosette and thick black purfling, and its edged top and back with ivoroid cream-coloured binding.
The solid mahogany sides taper from around 117mm at the base down to 92mm by the heel which, along with a lightly arched back, gives the feel of a quite deep and full body. The neck is mahogany, the heel and headstock finely jointed to the main piece.
The square-ish heel base has a rosewood cap, the headstock is black-faced over a light veneer and the Knaggs logo cleanly inlaid. In fact only the gold-plated Waverly-style tuners add any bling to what appears to be a simplistic, working guitar.
The spruce back braces, kerfed linings and side supports are clearly visible through the soundhole and outwardly the gloss body finish is thinly applied. The top's X-bracing is Adirondack spruce, again smooth and clean to the touch.
This workmanlike, efficient vibe continues to the simple dot-inlaid rosewood 'board with nicely installed medium thin frets.
The guitar is in near mint condition and is supplied with an aftermarket fitted hardshell case.