Count'em... Five Pickups! This guitar is not for the-faint-of-heart.
Klira was a guitar company settled in Buebenruth, West Germany
in the 1950's around the same time as Framus started their business
and was located around the corner from the legendary Hofner
plant. Most Klira guitars & products were exported outside of West
Klira always had the reputation of producing very high quality
handmade instruments. So, this Klira "Sioux" guitar is no exception.
This guitar has survived for the last 40 plus years... which also
says something about the amazing craftsmanship from this little
known guitar company which went-out-of-business in the mid-80's.
This particular "Sioux" model was a one-off prototype. According to
legend, this guitar was manufactured in early 1968 for a Very High
Profile British Guitarist for his personal "Rock and Roll Circus"
guitar arsenal. This One-Of-A-Kind "Sioux" is loaded with 5 very
powerful vintage single coil pickups that growl. It's simply one
very hot sounding guitar... and comes equipped with a Tonal
"METAMORPHOSIS" of sound... something that still hasn't been
This great West German made, solid body guitar is very lightweight
and comes equipped with a unique red vinyl body skin with a
custom layered white beaded edge. The body style is thin and looks
very similar to other guitars of that day such as Burns, Hagstrom,
Hofner and Framus.
The wild custom vibrato arm cradles your hand. This unique
vibrato arm was factory-installed from specifications given by
the musician who originally purchased this little Beast Of Burden.
The fretboard was made out of very rare Madagascar Rosewood
and a double cut-away body with different size horns. This
horn/body design was heavily influenced by the Fender
Stratocaster, which was in demand in Europe during this period.
The distinctive Klira headstock is topped-off by classic Kings
There is only one thing left to say!
This is a very hot guitar, it's like "Playing With Fire"
and it will leave you "Musically STONED".