“Silvia” Pepecaster

 

I met Peter Glavanov during 2014, I think it was. He was in the studio recording guitars for his album. I immediately noticed the finesse of his playing, and the elegance of his compositions grabbed me in an instant. Our communication became more and more frequent and one day Peter told me that he wanted an authentic, handcrafted guitar made according to his specifications. He also shared that he wanted me to create it. This is how Peter tells the story of how the Pepecaster was brought to life and the reasons behind it:

I have always dreamed of an instrument that would feature various qualities that I, it turned out, wasn’t capable of finding anywhere on one guitar alone. Thanks to the creativity and talent of KD and some of my own ideas, we succeeded in accomplishing just that. Our creation encompassed the angled headstock, drop top, neck reinforcement, walnut body, quilted maple top, custom 12-fret inlay, push-pull for the built-in tuner, unique colour, finish and absolutely every other detail of my choice with no compromise at all. The sound, comfort and beauty are a combination of many of my favourite guitars, PLUS a significant number of extras, which are exactly what I imagined my dream guitar to be! This is how the Silvia Pepecaster came into existence.

P. Glavanov

Photo credit: Tereza Duchlevová at Yellow Chick Studio


Technical specifications:

Body: Seasoned (14 years) Bulgarian Walnut plus quilted Balkan (Bulgarian) Maple top – the ultimate tonewood. DROP TOP
Neck: 3 pieces seasoned Bulgarian plain Maple plus two stripes Ebony reinforcement, CONE core construction, angled headstock.

  • 12″ (304,8mm) fingerboard radius
  • 25,5″ (647,7mm) scale
  • 22 medium Jumbo stainless steel frets
  • 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
  • Two way/course truss rod
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Matching headstock
  • Oval “C” shape neck
  • Nut – Indian water Bull horn
  • Custom Inlay “P” on 12-th fret

Construction: Bolt-on
Tuners: Gotoh 6-in line, locking
Bridge: Schaller 2000 tremolo
Pickups: HSS Lindy Fralin set
Bridge: Pure P.A.F. Single Bridge 52mm – black – 8.2k – 4/C – nickel cover
Middle: Split Blade Strat Single Middle – Blues Special – Black – Flat
Neck: Split Blade Strat Single
Electronics, controls:

  • VOLUME – Push/Pull Built-In/On-Board TUNER
  • 5-position pickup switch
  • TONE – Push/Pull – split coil humbucker

Finish: High gloss Polyester, custom color blue – turquoise-blue sunburst. The neck backside is treated with oil.
Strap pins: Locking
Weight: 4kg (8.8lbs)

Stainless steel electronic box cover plate.

Copper shielding protects the entire electronic box and pickups.

NOTE! Depending on the source of light and the type of monitor, the color might look slightly different!

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Custom options and price are available upon request!

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This handcrafted guitar comes with:

– Gigbag or HISCOX – KD hard case;
– Certificate Of Authenticity;
– Set of two KD cleaning towels:
– LIMITED LIFETIME  warranty


KD “Silvia” Pepecaster Sound Samples

Gain Chanel:

Bridge pickup (humbucker) Lindy Fralin Pure PAF

 

Bridge Pickup (single coil) Lindy Fralin Pure PAF split

 

Middle Pickup Lindy Fralin Split blade-fender Blues special

 

Middle+Bridge Pickup Lindy Fralin Split blade-fender Blues special+ Pure PAF

 

Neck Pickup Lindy Fralin Split blade-fender Blues special

 

Neck+Middle Pickup Lindy Fralin Split blade-fender Blues special

 

Clean Chanel:

Bridge Pickup (Humbucker) Lindy Fralin Pure PAF

 

Bridge Pickup (single coil) Lindy Fralin Pure PAF split

 

Middle Pickup Lindy Fralin Split blade-fender Blues special

 

Middle+Bridge Pickup Lindy Fralin Split blade-fender Blues special+Pure PAF

 

Neck Pickup Lindy Fralin Split blade-fender Blues special

 

Neck+Middle Pickup Lindy Fralin Split blade-fender Blues special

Sound Samples recording rig: Fender Tonemaster custom shop amp, Sennheiser E609 microphone, Mesa Boogie 1X12″ cabinet loaded with Celestion Vintage 30 speaker.


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