I was hoping to receive my full-size acoustic/electric KLOS guitar in June but, things being the way they are, I didn't get it until last week. I'm happy to report it was worth the wait. I ******* the neck on and tuned it up and... WOW am I impressed! SO glad I got the all-carbon fiber model. It sounds better than my low end Taylors and plays like a dream. Since I'm getting older, and my left hand grip isn't what it used to be, I was delighted that it's a slightly short-scale model which means the index-pinky reach isn't as strenuous as on my full-scale guitars. The action is amazing with only a slight tweaking of the truss rod to make this my favorite of the 8 guitars I own. I'm considering selling some of my others and buying another KLOS (minus the electronics, which I only need for open mic nights at the local haunts) to take to the beach or out boating. The sound hole addition on top really opens up the boomy quality for whoever's playing it (which for most of us would be the most important person, anyway). I'm in love with guitar playing again.
I've been waiting a few months as KLOS Guitars, in Provo UT, waited for the first carbon fiber necks to be manufactured and shipped to them. The full-sized dreadnought arrived in Mobile AL this morning in a box so small it would easily fit in a suitcase (with the neck detached, the guitar in its gig bag will be a perfect carry-on). It weighs less than half what my Martin HD-28 weighs, but plays indiscernibly from it. Its sound rings and resonates with sustain like nothing I’ve ever played. I’m absolutely dumbfounded. It's 100% carbon fiber with an amazing glossy black cloth finish and Fishman electronics I have yet to investigate. I'm feeling very excited, fortunate, and almost smart, and I don't have to treat it like porcelain! I expected high quality construction, playability, and sound. I didn't necessarily expect the best guitar I've ever played, but I think that's what I got. My wife was also impressed with the volume (which through research we expected) and also the tone and sound. She had me play a verse and chorus of a song three times each with the Martin and the KLOS to compare their sounds, which she felt were difficult to discern. She liked the warm depth of the Martin, which I also appreciate, but I prefer the ringing resonance of the KLOS. I couldn't be more delighted. Good job, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for the kind, patient, and gracious customer service and straight shooting, Kyle.
I was blown away by the quality of sound: deep and rich in the bass tones and crisp and clean in the upper register. Plenty of un-plugged volume (haven't yet tried the pickup). I live at 7000 ft and it's a relief not to have to worry about the humidity factor. Shipment was delayed because of Covid issues but it was well worth the wait! Very happy with my purchase. Thanks.
The instruments are built strongly and play well!
rugged and bright tone, indestructible guitar
Carbon fiber is an infusion of the most durable fibers and the strongest resin, commonly used in the aerospace industry. This creates a lighter, more durable instrument, with more volume than a similarly sized wooden counterpart.
KLOS carbon fiber is never post-processed—our guitars are naturally beautiful without sanding, polishing or painting. This is the way they come out of the press. There will often be small marks, crease lines, or fiber distortions from this process, true hallmarks of a genuine carbon fiber guitar.