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KD / Picasso / 2016 / Oil / Bass

Hello guys!

This is KD "Picasso" 5-str. bass model which I made specially for the "Holy Grail Guitar Show" Berlin 2016. I spent two years making it - presicesly dealing with the colors and matching all these induvidual wood pieces, so now I will only say - Enjoy the bass!

Technical detals (Specs):
 Body: Elm tree core, burl Maple irregular shaped pieces colored in 10 different colors for top and back. The colored burl Maple pieces are STABILIZED! Stabilizing prossess gives the wood incredible streight, prevents shrinking and expandind the wood if put in extreem conditions like high/low humidity, high/low temperatures.
 Neck:
  • Seven (7) pieces - flamed Maple, Ebony stripes, Purple heart  CONE core and Maple veneer lamination
  • 0.787" inches (20mm) thickness at the 1-st fret
  • 0.866" inches (22mm) thickness at the 12-th fret
  • 24 Evo Gold medium frets
  • Side position marks - "Hanging dots" original KD design
  • 16" inches (406.4mm) fingerboard radius
  • 34" inches (863.6mm) scale
  • 1.771" inches (45mm) nut width
  • Matching headstock
Fingerboard: Burl Maple wooden mosaic
Construction: Bolt-on
Tuners: Gotoh
Bridge: Hipshot, string spacing 0.704 inches (17.9mm)
Pickups: KD hand-made humbuckers, put in wooden boxes in the same color for maximum compatibility with the color and the wood texture of the body
Nut: Made of matching color stabilized burl Maple 1.771" inches (45mm) width 
Finish: Oil
Strap pins: Schaller locking
Hardware: Gold

 Elecronics, controls:
  • mini toggle - Active/Passive mode
  • mini toggle - Neck pickup Series/Parallel
  • mini toggle - Bridge pickup Series/Parralel
  • Master VOLUME
  • Blend
  • EQ - BASS
  • EQ - MIDDLE
  • EQ - TREBLE
 Weight: 11.57lbs (5,250kg)
 Copper shielding protects the entire electronic box and pickups.

The bass comes with:
  • Gigbag - Specially desigh KD branded
  • Certificte of Authenticity
  • Set ot two cleaning towels
  • LIMITED LIFETIME warranty
We accept custom orders!

Packaging: 
We pay very special attention to how we prepare our instruments for shipping. We use 5-layer cardbox, the instrument is wrapped with stretch foil (all over the gig bag or the hard case), plus Air foil above. We insulate the entire interior of the cardbox with 1.574 inches thick foam (4mm) - all sides. The safest possible combination of packaging materials!

Shipping! 
For shipping within EU we use DPD. Delivery takes 5-7 working days.
For shipping to the rest of the world we use EMS. It takes 10 working days delivery to the US. To other destinations time for the delivery vary from 5 to 12 working days.
Instrument sold

KD, Bulgaria  

Contact name:
Kostadin Dimitrov
Brands:
KD
Languages:
English, Bulgarian
Specialties:
Luthier
Opening hours:

"KD Guitars speak your music!"

Hello!

I see you have found your way to my VnR shop, which tells me that we share a passion for music and for hand-crafted boutique guitars and basses.

Let me tell you a bit about myself and my instruments.

I have been making electric guitars and basses in limited series for more than twenty years. I do this only by hand. I do not use a CNC router and I believe that this adds to the uniqueness of my instruments. Each guitar and bass is made with extreme care and love in contrast to mass produced instruments. Because of this, I am able to breathe life and character into each guitar I make and each one is individual and distinctive from the others. Diligence and care go into the crafting of each individual instrument and they are all backed by a lifetime warranty.

The fundamental factor owing to the quality of KD guitars is the special selection of the wood I use. Most of it is local to Bulgaria and I gather it myself. Before using the wood, I dry and season it for a minimum of five years. It is proven that the natural drying of wood rids it of stresses/inner pressure and guarantees a high quality instrument. I do not use artificially dried wood - except in cases when the customer wishes to use a wood that is found on a different continent or in a different geographical region. In these situations I buy wood only from licensed dealers of tonewood.

An interesting fact is that the wood varieties considered to be the ultimate tonewood grow right here in the Balkans. Due to the specific climatic features of this region, wood such as Alder, Spruce and Balkan Maple acquire different structures and mechanical properties in contrast to the same species of wood grown in other parts of the world. It is precisely these differences that give my guitars and basses their unique appearance and sound.

Legend says that Stradivari collected the wood for his legendary violins from the Rhodope Mountains, a mountain range in Bulgaria, where I live. As a luthier, I feel privileged to live in Bulgaria and to have the opportunity to use this unique gift of nature by investing it in my own production of guitars.

For some of my more elaborate guitars and basses, I use hardware and electronics that I also make myself. In most cases, however, I use quality products made by proven brands and producers like Gottoh, Bare Knuckle, Haeussel, Hipshot, Schaller, etc.

Regarding the design of my instruments, I try to follow a line that significantly differentiates them from the looks of the more popular mass-produced models. The feedback I receive from my customers tells me that I am doing quite well in this endeavour. In addition to crafting my instruments traditionally by hand and holding to the unique appearance and character of each one, I also enjoy experimenting with new materials and technologies. For years I have been experimenting with stabilized wood and to date I’ve got a few successful projects made with it. Stabilized wood is extremely useful to musicians who often travel in and out of wet and dry climates.

Besides the instruments I have in stock, which are ready for purchase, I also welcome special orders. If you are looking for a custom-made guitar or bass, feel free to contact me so that we can discuss your options, desired materials, construction and all other details that are important to you.

If you would like to get in touch with me regarding an instrument already in stock or with any questions regarding what you have read here . . . or if you’d just like to say hello, you may do so the following ways: 
-Send me a message here: 
-Follow me on Facebook 
-Follow me on Instagram 
-Use the contact form on my website

For shipping within EU we use DPD shipping company. Time for delivery - 5-7 working days.

For US clients we use EMS or Bulgarian National Postal Services, time for delivery varies from 10 working days to 21 working days.

For any further information, please send me PM, e-mail or contact me on the phone (it is written in my website) 

 
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