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A carbon fiber mini-guitar small enough to fit in a backpack

News International-French

22 Aug 2016

Klos launches a durable, affordable, and comfortable wood and carbon fiber travel guitar.

Carbon fiber and wood
The company protected the body, the sound producing part of the guitar, by making it out of carbon fiber while the neck is made from mahogany wood, giving it a familiar feel and keeping it affordable

Carbon fiber is an infusion of durable fibers and strong resin. It is commonly seen in aerospace, automotive, and high-end sporting equipment like bicycles, hockey sticks, tennis rackets, golf clubs, and much more.

The carbon fiber on the surface of the KLOS guitar has not been post-processed, meaning it was not sanded, polished or painted. This is the way it comes out of the mold or the press. Applying paint on a guitar surface also damages the quality of the sound.

Aside from making the guitar incredibly durable, carbon fiber has the added feature of giving a guitar more volume than a wooden counterpart of the same size. ​

Cutting costs, not corners
The Klos travel guitar is the result of extensive research and testing in order to create the most universal guitar for users needs. The size of the guitar was chosen as the best size for adults who want to travel, large enough to give a great sound, small enough to fit in a backpack or a suitcase, and also small enough for smaller adults and learning children. 

Carbon fiber was chosen for its durability, strength, and resonance. Mahogany necks can be found on the most superior guitars for its quality. It was also chosen as the material for our neck and the neck block because it is light, and it has a good resistance to thermal and humidity changes relative to other woods. Bone was chosen as the material for the Nut and the Saddle because they are the contact points of the strings and they transfer the vibrations to the guitar the best. The Bridge Pins are ABS Plastic because they are lighter. In general, the lighter the material around the bridge area the better the guitar will sound. The Scale Length and the number of frets was chosen to give a comfortable and proportional feel when playing. Every guitar purchased comes equipped with Super Light 11 Gauge Strings (.011"-.052") because they have a lower tension, they are thinner and are easier to play. We recommend you only install 11 or 12 gauge strings on this guitar.