How it Started

One winter evening in early 2014, cofounder Adam Klosowiak forgot to close the windows to the bedroom of his college dorm for the duration of his winter break. Upon returning to school after vacation, he found the wooden body of his travel guitar had cracked from the bridge to the edge of the soundboard due to the cold and dry winter air. The sound was damaged for good! So his brother Ian decided to come up with a solution. 


How we fixed the problem

Ian Klosowiak had plenty of experience both with playing guitar and working with composite materials. In an effort to have fun working with innovative materials for one of his college courses and to create a durable solution to Adam's problem, Ian crafted the very first KLOS guitar. The original KLOS guitar was very primitive compared to the model you see before you. We arrived to this model through an iterative prototyping process. The final product is one that does not create a fear of damaging it when you travel with it, but rather enhances your motivation to play and travel. The KLOS guitar does not limit your sound when you're around the bonfire singing and playing, but rather booms forth your righteous tunes. The KLOS guitar does not compromise the status of your wallet, but rather leaves a small indentation that is quickly filled with love in the form of a six-stringed carbon fiber beauty!

Three Years and Counting

Along with cofounder Jacob Sheffield, the small KLOS team has made it thus far with the help of hundreds of Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers, Princeton University's summer business accelerator, numerous business competitions, and the help of many friends and family members. To everyone who has helped us get this far, thank you!

The Team

We proudly build your KLŌS guitar here in the Utah Rocky Mountains where the grandeur of the mountains inspire adventure and creativity, motivating us to produce the highest quality instruments. 


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Sailing Around the World...with a KLOS Guitar

Sailing Around the World...with a KLOS Guitar

October 30, 2017

The reason I fell in love with the KLOS Guitar was that the size and durability was perfect for my journey. I was a little worried about what sort of sound a carbon fiber guitar would have, but when I got it, I was thrilled with how it sounded! Sitting on the for-deck of the ship...
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Doctors Without Borders and KLOS Guitars

Doctors Without Borders and KLOS Guitars

September 30, 2017

Going far from home for so long, I knew I wanted to pack those things that brought me joy, and a guitar was at the top of my list. Trying to keep my luggage as compact as possible, a friend suggested I check out KLOS Guitars. I was immediately impressed. The body is handsome...
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Climbing Peru's Cordillera Blanca Mountains

Climbing Peru's Cordillera Blanca Mountains

August 31, 2017

...the surprise, however, is this – KLOS guitars sound fantastic, vastly superior to any travel instrument that I’ve encountered in many years as a voyaging musician. In recent years my musical career has centered on composing pieces with my band...
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