Kononykheen Breed Four
When we were creating Breed Four, our main target was to build universal and flexible instrument, which would be reliable and trustworthy for long touring and hot gigs. The guitar which professional musician can rely on. Here it is: stable and very hand-friendly neck, handpicked fine basswood body for high range of sound, perfectly balanced electronics, trusty and high-quality hardware. The weight of guitar allows to play long shows without pain on your shoulders. It sings and sounds on every track: from rhythm parts for singin' guitar player, to extreme riffs and shreds for lead guitarist. Style and sound of Kononykheen Breed Four come together to the best part of 80s guitars - the golden age of guitar superheroes.
Made to be primary weapon for gig wars.
Finest of the fine basswood provides excellent resonance for all frequencies. Treble & upper-mid tones are very bright and shiny, the low-middle & bass would let you feel the deep tonal vibrations, which are in the core Breed Four's temper. Body and hard maple neck are joint with 4 bolts - that provides tight wood-to-wood contact, without glue or any other external material.
Alnico humbuckers designed to be a perfect combination for Breed Four's wood. You can hear crystal and soulful sound without any effect, and in some way it is very similar with fine acoustic guitar's sound. Hitting the crunch is the most surprising feature of Breed Four: humbuckers were carefully constructed to match the wood, so crunch sound is energetic and juicy. Both pickups are voiced specifically for their positions, transmitting high-output signal and discovering the potential of wood.
Hand-friendly and tactile pleasant. Besides comfort playing, contemporary neck profile decreases mass and works for comfy and natural weight balance of whole guitar. Reverse headstock here is a salute for the legendary guitar players' style.
Tempered "Autumn orange" color is just best for figure maple and it perfectly combines with creme binding. Warm shades of front side of Breed Four makes a fresh contrast with white back side of body. Fire and Ice.
Tune-o-matic with strings thru-body is main part of Breed Four's long sustain. Bridge and tuners keep the guitar tuned-up even for the long shows and rehearsals. Shiny chrome: eternal classics.
|Neck joint method||4 bolts, chrome neckplate|
|No. of frets||22|
|Frets||Cupronickel, 2.2 mm|
Thickness at 1st fret: 0.800“
...at 12th fret: 0.875“
|Fretboard radius||Speedplay 16“|
|Nut width||1.685“ (42.8 mm)|
|Body wood||Fine basswood with figure maple|
|Neck wood||Hard maple|
Kononykheen Regular humbucker with alnico magnet, 12 fixed pole pieces. 7.2K 3.8H
Kononykheen Regular humbucker with alnico magnet, 12 fixed pole pieces. 8.0K 5.0H
|Bridge||Kononykheen Regular tune-o-matic, strings thru body|
|Machine head||Kononykheen Regular Model-A|
Body front: Autumn Orange
Body back and sides: Snow White
|Binding||Creme binding on body front|
|Controls||Master volume + Tone + 3-pos. switch|