I am always searching for new and original ideas which can be used as a base for the next KD guitar model. There was a time when I was obsessed by wanting to create a design for a single-cut exotic guitar model. I still had no such guitar in my stock, so I put a sheet of paper on the drawing table and started to draw body shape designs. On the upper right corner of the page I wrote three guidelines for this new model:

  1. Simplicity – no complicated arch top and constructions
  2. Elegance – no sharp corners
  3. Uniqueness – which is certainly provided by the rare wood material selected from the wood species that grow in the Balkans, Bulgarian region precisely.

A few weeks after choosing the final design I made a prototype, which I tested for around a six-month period. After passing the test I gave it the mysterious and enigmatic name of Pandora.

Technical specifications:

Body: Extremely rare Bulgarian Pear tree back, ultra flamed Bulgarian Red Willow top. Walnut veneer lamination between them
Neck: Five pieces Balkan (Bulgarian) plain + flamed Maple:

  • 12″ (304,8mm) fingerboard radius
  • 25″ (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
  • Two way/course truss rod
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Burl Maple headstock
  • Oval “C” shape neck
  • Indian Water Bull horn nut
  • Inner natural binding

Construction: Set-in neck, ergonomic and comfortable neck joint unusual for this style guitars.
Tuners: Gotoh 510
Bridge: Hipshot, strings through body
Frets: 24 narrow Jumbo

  • Bridge: KD handmade humbuckers, red Willow top
  • Neck: KD handmade humbuckers, red Willow top

Electronics, controls:

  • 3-position pickup switch
  • TONE
  • Mini toggle Series/Parallel, bridge pickup
  • Mini toggle Series/Parallel, neck pickup

Finish: High gloss polyester
Strap pins: Standard
Weight: 3,900kg (8.5lbs)

Wooden electronic box cover plate.

Copper shielding protects the entire electronic box and pickups.

Send me an e-mail via the Contact form to check the availability of the present exotic guitar model or to get more information about placing an order!

Custom options and price are available upon request!

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The guitar comes with:

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

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