KD / Silvia / 2014 / Oil / Guitar
This is the Silvia guitar model that I created in 2014 with SN #001. At first glance, it looks ordinary - but actually nothing could be further from the truth. I crafted this model to achieve something that I hadn’t come across in Tele Style guitars before - convenience and comfort during playing, a maximum natural and rich sound and a durability that would last for years tocome.
No CNC wasutilized in the building of this guitar - it is 100% handcrafted.
I was able to achieve this when I changed the design, adding comfort cuts. Modifying the neck pocket, I added an extra 22nd fret and created a 5-point stainless steel bridge. The bridge is completely made out of stainless steel, as are the saddles and the screws - which are made to last a lifetime.
The wooden materials that I used are local and of exceptionally high quality. They grow in Bulgaria and I dried them myself. The neck is made of Flame Maple, which is the ultimate tone wood; Ash has an excellent quality in sound due to its density.
All of the materials used in the making of Silvia were seasoned for seven years, with the exception of the Indian Rosewood used on the fingerboard. I purchased it from a licensed Spanish tonewood dealer.
The guitar is brand new. I’ve used it only for demonstrations in recordings and at exhibitions. The guitar is under the serial number #001 and comes with a KD branded Hiscox hard case and a LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY.
Body: One piece seasoned European Ash. Special stain color and surface hand-treatment
Neck: One piece seasoned Balkan flamed Maple:
• 9,5" inches (241.3mm) fingerboard radius
• 25,5" inches (647.7mm) scale
• 0.787" inches (20mm) thickness at the 1-st fret
• 0.866" inches (22mm) thickness at the 12-th fret
• 1.692" inches (43mm) width at the nut
• Two way truss rod
• Bone nut
• 6mm MOP inlay dots
• "C" shaped neck
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
Construction: Bolt-on, 4 screws plus ferrules
Tuners: GOTOH mini
Bridge: KD specially designed and handmade stainless steel bridge: 5-points mounting through stainless steel screws. Stainless steel string saddles, stainless steel controlplate. The bridge literally last forever!
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo, Stainless steel, ball end frets
Pickups: Bare Knuckle - Piledriver set
Nut: Camel Bone
Finish: Tung Oil
Strap pins: Schaller locking
Weight: 8.3lbs (3,800kg)
Copper shielding protects the entire electronic box and pickups.
The guitar comes with:
- HISCOX - KD hard case;
- Certificate Of Authenticity;
- Set of two KD cleaning towels:
- LIMITED LIFETIME warranty.
We accept custom orders!
Packaging: We pay extra careful attention to how we package our instruments for shipping. We use a 5-layer cardboard box. The instrument is wrapped with stretch film around the entire gig bag or the hard case, which is then encased in bubble wrap. We also insulate the entire interior of the cardboard box with a 1.181-inch thick foam (30mm) on all sides. This is the safest possible combination of packaging materials.
Shipping: For shipping within the EU we use DPD. Delivery takes about 5-7 working days. For shipping to the rest of the world we use EMS.It takes 10 working days for delivery to the US. To other destinations, the delivery time varies between 5 - 12 working days.
For buyers outside the EU - we ensure that the shipment arrives directly at your front door (or to your closest Post Office). All of this without paying additional Customs Tax and Duties. You receive exactly what you paid for.
"KD Guitars speak your music!"
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:
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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)