The story behind the creation of this true handcrafted bass model can be described in only one word – Inspiration. Some of my most extravagantly creative years were between 2003 and 2008. This was a period in which I not only created one of my most attractive models, but in which I also received inspiration from so many different sources — nature, animals, people, various events and many others.
The Encrypter was created during this period. Within this guitar are very complex and unusual constructions of combined rare woods, a unique and one-of-a-kind bridge and a woodcarving on the back.

Technical specification:

Body: Solid heavy flamed Maple wings. Trapeze shape body profile
Neck: Three pieces Walnut, two Cherry stripes;

  • 20mm (0.787″) thickness at the 1-st fret
  • 22mm (0.866″) thickness of the 12-th fret
  • 24 frets
  • 34″ (863.6mm) scale
  • 12″ (304.8mm) fingerboard radius
  • Side position marks – black dots 2mm
  • Matching headstock
  • Ebony nut
  • 47mm (1.850″) width at the nut

Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony
Construction: Neck through
Tuners: KD Machine heads with additionally improved design, which includes new style hand-made buttons, and KD logo in the middle of the lids.
Bridge: Handmade Individual Bridge is designed, invented and developed by KD. The bridge consists of two main parts, Individual string Saddles and a Tail-piece. The Saddles are designed for ease of adjusting the height of the strings through two screws on both sides, and a string saddle for easy intonation. The Tailpiece is specially hand-made for this bass model. There are no visible screws going through the Tailpiece or the body of the Bass. Each part and detail of the bridge is 100% hand-made, which is a guarantee for unique appearance and functionality.
String-spacing: 19mm (0.748″).
Pickups: KD hand-made humbuckers, ceramic magnets, put in wooden boxes in the same color for maximum compatibility with the color and the wood texture of the body
Electronics, controls:

  1. Pot 1: VOL – Bridge pickup, south coil
  2. Pot 2: VOL – Bridge pickup, north coil
  3. Pot 3: Master TONE
  4. Pot 4: VOLUME Neck pickup

Pure passive electronics!
Finish: High gloss Polyester
Strap pins: Standard
Hardware: Chrome
Weight: 4,300kg (9.4lbs)

Copper shielding protects the entire electronic box and pickups.

For orders send me an e-mail via the Contact form or just call!

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This handcrafted bass comes with:

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