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 1 
 on: July 31, 2015, 09:05:53 AM 
Started by KD - Last post by KD
 "Only true handmade instruments can have it!"
This was told to me almost 20 years ago by a highly respected luthier form me. A luthier, who taught me to understand the wood, who taught me to speak with the wood. He passed away 10 years ago and now day after day I realise how right he was!
 
 Every KD guitar or bass goes with LIFETIME LIMITED warranty. This is what we give to our customers. They deserve it!


KD LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY


KD (Kostadin Dimitrov) warrants this KD brand musical instrument to be free from defects in wood materials and workmanship, and is covered by a LIFETIME limited warranty.
Pickups, switches, jacks, controls, bridges, tuners and all other electronic components are covered by warranty given by its` manufacturer.
  Defective components that qualify for coverage under this warranty will be repaired or replaced (at KD`s discretion) without charge. All transportation, insurance and freight charges associated with this warranty service and repairs on KD instruments are the responsibility of the purchaser.
  Only KD is authorized to do repairs under warranty. No other kind of written or oral warranty applies.
  The warranty does not cover defects caused by accident, normal wear, misuse or natural cracking of lacquer (sudden changes of temperature or humidity).
The following items are NOT covered by this warranty:

    1.   Fret wear, saddle wear, nut wear, strings and batteries.
    2.   Setups, adjustments or routine maintenance of any kind.
    3.   Damage to finishes or cracks, splitting, or warpage of wood due to changes in temperature or humidity, exposure to or contact with sun, fire, moisture, body salts and acids of perspiration, guitar straps, guitar stands/hangers made from vinyl, plastic, rubber or other synthetic materials.
    4.   Damage, corrosion or rusting of  any hardware components caused by humidity, salty air, or exposure to the moisture, body salts and acids of perspiration.
    5.   Any damage to an instrument r resulting from customisation or modification.
    6.   Normal wear and tear on any part of the instrument / amplifier, case, cover or gig bag including jacks, controls, switches, plated surfaces, tuning machines, pickguards, zips, clasps, handles, latches, case hardware etc.
    7.   All other damage and deterioration due to normal usage, wear and tear, aging, accidents, neglect, abuse, or Acts of Nature.
    8.   Any instrument, whose serial number is missing, altered or tampered with in any fashion.

  NOTE: This warranty applies to the original purchaser only. If the warranty is to be continued after change of owner, the instrument has to be inspected by the KD. Warranty is void if the instrument is not registered  within 30 days from the purchase. To register your instrument  send following information to www.kdbasses.com: instrument model, serial number, date and place of purchase, owner name, address and email address.

  Please, retain your original Certificate of Authenticity, as it is your proof of purchase validating this limited warranty. To receive warranty service, return the complete instrument with your original Certificate of Authenticity to KD dealer, from whom you purchased your instrument. In other cases contact directly KD.

  If you have any questions or comment do not hesitate to contact: www.kdbasses.com
  You are always welcome! Thank you!

KD workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: +00359877128583
www.kdbasses.com



 2 
 on: July 31, 2015, 09:05:02 AM 
Started by KD - Last post by KD
 All KD guitars and basses are certified. The Certificate verifies that the instrument has been made by me (KD) and describes some basic and characteristic features. Each Certificate is unique and bears individual and specific information concerning only the instrument which it goes with.
 


 3 
 on: July 30, 2015, 11:04:52 AM 
Started by KD - Last post by KD
 Every guitar or bass purchased or ordered form us, goes with set of cleaning towels handmade specially for us. They are made of a fabric, which easily absorbs dust and traces from fingers (especially on high gloss surface).
 The brown one towel is thicker and can be used for intense cleaning combined with guitar cleaning liquids.
 The black one towel is much thinner, softer and it can be used for regular/daily cleaning.
 Both towels can be washed machinery on 30 degrees Celsius.


 4 
 on: July 30, 2015, 07:42:19 AM 
Started by KD - Last post by KD
KD guitars and basses are also equipped with HISCOX - KD cases, made specially for us in the UK.
Hiscox is a famous company for making cases for musical instruments. The quality of their products deserve to be stamped as  "The best". Just visit their webpage and you will see that these cases have no analogue on the market!
 http://www.hiscoxcases.com/index.htm
The cases weight only 4kg, shock save- passes crash test for over 500kg, thermal insulation, steel fixing locks, aluminum valance which extends into the base and lid.
 Thank you HISCOX!








 5 
 on: July 25, 2015, 11:59:22 PM 
Started by KD - Last post by KD
 We attended to the International boutique guitar exhibition "Le Salon De La Belle Guitare" 2015, Paris, France. A fascinating event, which gathered the best European guitarbuilders under one roof. http://www.guitaresaubeffroi.com/le-salon-de-la-belle-guitare-2015/exposants-2015/
 We met so many nice people, we enjoyed the perfect organization of the event, we spent a great time!
 Many special thank to all the people who came to visit us and said hello, to the organizers of the event, and to all the luthiers attended - Thank you guys!



 For more pictures from the event please, visit our Facebook page "KDbasses":
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1002997313057455.1073741846.270920082931852&type=3

 6 
 on: May 23, 2014, 10:56:45 PM 
Started by TLC - Last post by TLC
Isn't it about the time more pictures of instruments made by you to be published on this site? I think you have some...

 7 
 on: May 01, 2014, 11:49:24 PM 
Started by KD - Last post by KD
Hello guys!
 
I am really happy to announce you that KD will take part of the first boutique exhibition of handcrafted musical instruments "The Holy Grail Guitar Show" - November 15-16, 2014, Berlin, Germany, where will be presented the best of what the world of contemporary guitar making has to offer, featuring a wide variety of builders from around the world.
It has been a hard time for the organizers to select the luthiers, which will be attending to the show, having in mind the criteria which every luthier has to cover, and the large list of 300 applications.

This show won’t be just an ordinary show it would be the place and time where all the handcrafter will gather under one roof to show they masterpieces. This is would be the event of the year for every musician and guitarbiulder!

An extraordinary event - and extraordinary instruments (guitars and basses)!
This would be the motto which KD will follow preparing the guitars and basses for the exhibition. There is only one thing I will share with you – I will make absolutely brand new models guitars and basses for this special Show!

Look forward seeing you, guys there!
Regards, KD!

The Holly Grail Guitar Show website: http://www.holygrailguitarshow.com/
The exhibitors list: http://www.holygrailguitarshow.com/exhibitors/

 8 
 on: April 15, 2014, 09:34:53 AM 
Started by KD - Last post by KD
 On March 2014 I (KD - Kostadin Dimitrov) was accepted as a full member of the European Guitar Builders association (EGB).
 http://www.europeanguitarbuilders.com/members/

 The European Guitar Builders Association (EGB) was founded with the goal of organizing the independent luthiers as well as people related to the field of guitar building all across Europe.
 The tradition of lutherie is a rich legacy. Methods tempered, and knowledge accumulated over centuries. We want to preserve this, but also carry it forward, expand it through innovation and the exchange of ideas and culture. We want to foster a sense of community among practitioners of our craft. Most builders are faced with similar problems and challenges. There is enormous potential in joining and helping each other, sharing experiences, cooperating and advancing the craft in a spirit of amity.

http://www.europeanguitarbuilders.com/



 9 
 on: March 15, 2014, 08:00:32 AM 
Started by KD - Last post by KD
I am writing with my own experience about the Sintoms company and "quality" of their frets wire! I become their dealer for Bulgaria in 2013 and I bought big quantity of their frets. The communication was going bad from the very beginning, the condition for purchase were bad, very high sipping price, very high Import Customs duties, and miserable dealer discount.
Anyway I made the payment and I bough the frets. After receiving I noticed that 80% from the frets are defect. The tang width was not 0,93- 0,94mm required according to their specification, but it was 1,23mm. I contacted the Sintoms seller Tatiana Afanasieva immediately, and then the problems restarted. They started to pretend that they do not know anything about the problem, but later they confirmed that there really is "small discrepancy of the measurements" but I can avoid the problem by making wider slot of the fingerboard! Such arrogance I have not ever seen in all my experience as s luthier! I wanted from them them to return my money back, or to send me new frets - they refused! I wanted from them to give me his manager contacts, they did not. They are hiding him.
So, till this moment I still do not receive any answer from them, they still do not want to return my money back or to send me other quality frets if they have such. I just wanna say - STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY! THE COMPLETE LACK OF RESPECT OF THE PEOPLE WHO PAY FOR THEIR PRODUCTS, THE ARROGANCE, THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IGNORANCE OF THIS COMPANY WILL BRING ONLY DAMAGES TO YOU AND YOUR REPUTATION!

KD - a luthier already eaten the bitter "soup" cooked by this Sintoms Belarus company!

 10 
 on: June 25, 2012, 02:20:22 PM 
Started by KD - Last post by KD
 "Chilli" is a 5-strings fretted bass made under the "Equilibrium" base, but with wood materials selection and some additional particular details, personally chosen by the bassist of the "ASAP" (As Soon as Possible) band, Plamen Ivanov.
 The changes that I we made wasn't so much and many. We changed the scale - we extended it to 35 inches, we changed a little bit the neck dimensions, and I made the pick-ups more low sounding.
 
 Well, here is it:





Neck specks:

- One piece solid extra grade radial sawn Walnut;
- Indian Rosewood fingerboard;
- 24 Jumbo frets;
- 35" scale;
- Binding - white celluloid plus side position marks.



Pick ups:
 Hand-made single coil KD pick-ups are made by epoxy technology and with Rosewood application on the topside.

Bridge:
 Completely hand-made bridge designed specially for maximum compatibility the "Arch" profiled body of this bass.
Every part and detail of the bridge is a 100% hand-made, which is a guarantee for unique appearance and functionality.

Hardware: Nickel

Finish: Three component fine polished, high gloss, scratch resistible and with perfect transparency polyester varnish.



Body:
The top and back side of the body is made of book matched heavy figured Maple, the core is book matched Walnut. All connections are separated by Walnut and Maple veneer for active contrast.
The lid of the electronics box is also made from the same wood pieces as the backside body.



Body profile:  "ARCH" profile body.
Building basses non-flat body basses is the biggest challenge for KD. Most of the models are with the same or similar style body profiles.





Headstock:
Non-symmetrical headstock with elegant rounded corners with fine polished KD antirust steel logo in the middle of the top side.
Heavy figured Flamed (Curly) Maple used for application.
Hand-made wooden lid made of the same Maple wood for covering the truss-rod hole.

Nut:
Specially hand-made Black Ebony nut, width - 48mm.



Machine heads:
This is standard machine head set which includes only new style decorative antitrust steel material for lids.
The small woodcarving improvisation completes the headstock's design.

Well, that's it!  Cool

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