I designed and crafted the Pandora Junior IOI, 6-string custom guitar especially for Alexander Allard. This is how he describes the reason for its creation:
“Fulfilling your dreams is not difficult when your heart and mind approach the task intuitively and when you have a man of rare talent by your side – the talent of a creator. Only then does the true value of his labor shine.
The warmth of the wood, the strength of the metal, and the creation of complete harmony among them were the elements we began this project with. We started the materialization of my dream by questioning how to embellish each part, where they would be placed, and how it would look altogether with everything else around it. Each element began to come to life at the moment in which it was called to my mind and continued to evolve from shape to sound.
This in itself was confirmation that communication between me, the wood, and the hardware was working. We started with the head, where we placed the keys which were to be in proximity to the hardtail bridge, the potentiometers, and from there to the frets. The idea was to balance this line of metal with a camel bone nut, which is used as a nut, the eleven Mother of Pearl side dots, and the wooden birdseye maple boxes for the pickups. The 5-way selector switch was located in a line and with a tilt which would be close to the pickups and the potentiometers, so that their harmonic location would be in continuity with the entire line. The finishing touch was the maximum rounding of the wood, while the absence of varnish or paint created the sensation of a touch of satin. Thanks to KD this literal alchemical project was successfully completed and the result is the current instrument which is a true friend inspiring me towards new musical adventures.”
Body: Mahogany Sapele, smooth rounded edges.
Neck: 3 pieces seasoned plain Balkan Maple. CONE core construction.
- 16″ inches (406.4mm) fingerboard radius
- 25” 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
- 22 Jescar Stainless Steel FW57110-SS Jumbo frets
- Two way truss rod
- Matching headstock, rounded edges
- 11 pieces Mother Of Pearl 2mm side position dots
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
Tuners: GOTOH 510Z
Bridge: ABM 3250 fixed bridge, strings trough-body
Pickups: Haeussel ST Classic A5 set (SSS), Birdseye Maple wooden pickup covers
Nut: Camel bone
- 5-position blade switch
Finish: Oil – Osmo Hard Wax
Strap pins: Standard
Weight: 3.500kg (7.7lbs)
Wooden electronic box cover plate.
Copper shielding protects the entire electronic box and pickups.
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Custom options and price are available upon request!
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