FAVORITE ASKED QUESTIONSHow can I make a custom order?
In order for us to fulfill a custom order, information is of the utmost importance - the more detailed, the better. If you already have an idea in mind about your dream guitar or bass and you are quite clear on what you would like it to be equipped with, simply send me a message with a detailed description. You can use sketches, examples of pictures/photos, hand drawings, etc. Use the list below to note the specifications and parameters, to make it easier to configure your instrument. If your desired specifications or parameters are not listed, you may add them yourself. After you have completed your order, please send it to me. It will be looked at in detail and you will then receive a response with confirmation regarding when your order should be ready.
Basic specification information:
- Body shape, color, finish and wood material
- Binding – natural, plastic, color
- Top - color and material
- Neck- shapes, construction (bolt-on, neck through, set-in) and material
- Nut width
- Number of strings
- Scale Lengths
- Fret numbers Size
- Fingerboard – radius, material
- Tuning Keys – brand, model, type
- Headstock style
- Pickups – brand and type and model
- Pickup configuration – H,HH, HS, HSH, HSS, SSS
- Electronics configuration – number of controls and their position
- Bridge – type and model
- Finish – type of lacquer and color
The projected time for completion of a guitar or bass is three months, regardless if it is custom or a model from our site. Depending on the model itself or the complexity of a given design, the projected completion time could be prolonged. Other reasons for prolonging the completion of an order are as follows:
- Late delivery of hardware, electronic parts or wood materials
- If the design of the model is complex and requires additional labour and diligence
- If the materials used require additional processing, such as stabilising wood, for example
Every guitar is hand-built to order, so standard pricing is not possible. Send me a message to discuss what you’re looking for, and I’ll quote you a price. Everything - from wood choice to inlay to tuners and the case that you choose can have an impact on the final price. Because of this, we ask you to be as specific and as detailed as possible when asking for a quote.
Each KD guitar or bass comes with a LIMITED LIFETIME warranty. For more information regarding the warranty, click here: http://www.kdbasses.com/warranty
Yes! Each KD guitar and bass model can be made in a left-handed version.
Yes! For shipping within Europe we rely on the company DPD - a door-to-door service - whom we have worked with for many years. The delivery time is 5 working days. For deliveries worldwide, depending on the destination we use the international service EMS, or BG Post. The delivery time varies between 5 and 21 days.
Yes! We have great experience in building guitars according to the design and specification of the client. We have fulfilled many non-traditional and extravagent orders. Simply send us the ideas you have for your desired guitar or bass and we will come up with a variety of options for creating your desired instrument.
Wood stabilisation is a process whereby materials are filled with resins to help make them more durable. The resins, commonly used in treating wood, stabilise it, making it water-resistant and more dense. It will also prevent cracking, twisting, expanding, contracting and warping. Stabilisation releases the tension in the wood, minimizing the risk of deformation caused by ambient conditions.
Depending on the variety, some woods will double their weight.
Musical instruments, regardless of whether they are electric or acoustic, are constantly at the mercy of their surroundings: high/low temperatures, high/low humidity. Humidity has the strongest influence on the immediate behaviour of the instrument. Because wood is a porous material, it has the ability to absorb moisture which leads to an increase in its volume. Each change in the volume of the guitar’s wood leads to a shift in its geometrical structure, a drastic change in set-up, potential problems with the frets, displacement within the glue points or a warping of the neck.
In order to dramatically reduce the above problems to a minimum or to a zero, I use stabilised wood. Once wood is stabilised, humidity and moisture can no longer affect it. The wood retains its original form and volume, allowing the possibility for original set-up - regardless of the impact of its external environment.
Many instruments have had problems with their fret ends sticking out. This happens when the guitar is in a very dry environment, which causes the wood to release moisture and in turn, shrink. Due to this, the fret ends start to scratch the edge of the fingerboard. Stabilising the wood prevents this from happening because it does not allow shrinkage.
In addition to being water-proof, stabilised wood is an extremely hard wood. This type of hardness is preferred on the fingerboard. Guitar parts subjected to intense mechanical effects, like friction and wear, can be protected for a very long period of time, which prolongs the life of the instrument.
Wood stabilising process allows the wood to be dyed with a wide range of colours, as well as a variety of colour combinations.
Here is an example of a bass made out of stabilised wood: Picasso