Kd / Pandora / 2018 / High Gloss Natural / Guitar
Here is one more Pandora alternative (SN#002) that I made exclusively with wood from the rare and beautiful Bulgarian Pear tree. For the top I used the delicate and subdued maple burl that I have preserved for over ten years for special projects exactly like this one. For the neck I used Balkan Maple again. The pickups are B & B custom pickups. The specially built set of humbuckers are made by Pascual Brisa Brisa from Spain. The hardware includes Gotoh tuners with a Hipshot bridge – it’s always a pleasure to work with these brands.
This pure Handcrafted guitar (CNC free) comes with KD-Hiscox hard case, Lifetime Warranty on construction, and flies to the US for two days.
Body: Super rare Bulgarian Pear wood. Seasoned 7 years. The top is also rare, red-gray spalted Box Elder burl (Maple). Walnut lamination between the body and the top. Oval Archtop.
Neck: 5 pieces selected and seasoned Balkan flamed and plain Maple
- 12″ inches (304.8mm) fingerboard radius
- 25″ inches (635mm) scale
- 20mm (0.787″) thickness at the 1-st fret
- 22mm (0.866″) thickness at the 12-th fret
- 43mm (1.692″) width at the nut
- 24 Modern narrow and tall frets (6105) Nickel/Silver 18%
- Two way truss rod
- Matching headstock – ultra burl Box Elder
- The Nut is made of Indian Water Bull horn
Construction: Set-in neck, ergonomic and comfortable neck joint
Tuners: GOTOH 510 – Special 1:21 ratio
Bridge: HIPSHOT, strings trough body
Pickups: set “Classic 61”. Hand-wound in Spain by Pascual Brisa Brisa. Chrome covers.
- Master VOLUMЕ
- 3-position pickup switch
- Master TONE
Finish: High gloss Polyester. Pure natural finish. No added dye or stain!
Strap pins: Standard
Weight: 3,7kg (8.1lbs)
Stainless steel electronic box cover plate.
Copper shielding protects the entire electronic box and pickups.
Custom options available upon request!
The guitar comes with:
- KD - Hiscox hard case
- Certificate Of Authenticity
- Set of two KD cleaning Towels
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
We pay very special attention to how we pack our instruments for shipping. We use a 5-layer cardboard box. The instrument is wrapped with stretch foil (all around the gig bag or the hard case), plus Air foil on top. We insulate the entire interior of the cardboard box with 1.181 inches of thick foam (30 mm) – on all sides. The safest possible combination of packaging materials!
I am so happy with the incredible quality shipping services provided by the courier company I have been using recently, which makes worldwide deliveries in 1 to 3 working days!
"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)