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KLOS Guitars is back on Kickstarter, now with over 10 different colors!
KLOS Guitars is back on Kickstarter, now with over 10 different colors!
180 backers pledged $109,830 to help bring this project to life.

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Colored Carbon Fiber Guitars | KLŌS Guitars

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We're back! This time, more colorful than ever!

 $100k Stretch Goal Just Unlocked - KLOS GLOW-IN-THE-DARK carbon fiber guitar - limited edition Kickstarter model (20 available)

 

 This guitar appears black in the daylight, but at night glows neon green in the dark 

 

    

 

 

 

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS

We’ve learned from previous campaigns - most of the value of the guitar will be written off as research and development as well as a donation to the campaign for the sake of the company growing. For this reason, the declared value of the guitar for customs will be near zero, making the cost of customs negligible for the customer. Please reach out to us with any further questions.

Listen to some of our brand ambassadors play their KLOS guitars and hear how good carbon fiber sounds!

 

 

   

 

 

The KLOS Guitar at 20, 310 ft - Summit of Denali
The KLOS Guitar at 20, 310 ft - Summit of Denali

 

        
We protect the body, the sound producing part of the guitar, by making it out of carbon fiber. We make the neck from mahogany wood, giving it a familiar feel and keeping it affordable.

Carbon fiber is an infusion of the most durable fibers and the strongest resin. It is commonly seen in aerospace, automotive, and sporting goods engineering.

 

        

     

 

This guitar is an incredibly multifunctional instrument. It's perfect for travelers, ranging from college students, hikers, to business men and women. Children and beginners also will find the guitar incredibly comfortable to learn on because of its compact size. Moreover you don't compromise the quality of the sound by buying a slightly smaller than parlor size guitar (see our customer reviews and demos below). Just like beginners can become experts, and children become travelers with age, the KLOS guitar serves as a sturdy companion in each case.

 

We designed the colors to be absolutely stunning. Each color features a combination of the black and colored carbon fiber weave. Together, the black and colored weave produces a very sleek look, amazing sound, durable and resistant material, as well as a comfortable and portable size. 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Fishman pickups are among the best in the industry, and after testing many different pickups, we've decided to partner with them on our acoustic-electric model. The pickup that we install is the Sonitone Electric Pickup. You can read more about the type of pickup we'll install here.   

 

 

Read more in depth reviews and stories on our blog. Our customers have tested the guitar in ways we never thought possible: biking over 10,000 kilometers with a guitar, summiting the 20, 310 ft Denali with a guitar, accompanying Doctors Without Borders to Tajikistan and more!

 

 

     

 

Deluxe Model

 

 

               

 

 

How it all 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 it ​

Ian Klosowiak had plenty of experience both with playing guitar and working with composite materials (see Our CTO's Building Background). 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, which you can read more about in our blog. 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!

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. 

 

  

 

  

 

This project is promoted by Jellop, a direct­ response online advertising agency specializing in Kickstarter campaigns on Facebook Ads and Google AdWords.

Risks and challenges

As in the previous three campaigns that we ran and successfully fulfilled, there are aways risks and challenges that are unforeseen. We feel adequately prepared to take on any challenges that might come up, and having successfully delivered on three Kickstarter campaigns, we’re confident we can do it a fourth time. The biggest risk in the past has been related to supply chain, however, through our previous campaigns we feel that we have mitigated this risk by now.

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    Holiday Early Bird | Acoustic

    Ships in time for the holidays (delivered by December 20, 2017)

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    • KLOS Gig Bag
    • KLOS Colored Acoustic Guitar
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    Super Early Bird | Acoustic

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    Retails for $743.95

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    Holiday Early Bird | Acoustic-Electric

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    Super Early Bird | Acoustic-Electric

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    Retails for $843.95

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    Super Early Bird | Acoustic-Electric

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    Retails for $843.95

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    Glow-in-the-Dark | Acoustic-Electric

    This guitar is black during the day, and can glow neon-green in the dark. Exclusive Kickstarter limited edition model! See our story for more pictures

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    • KLOS Glow-in-the-Dark Guitar
    • KLOS Gig Bag
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    Deluxe Guitar | Any Color

    Includes:

    KLOS Colored Acoustic Electric Guitar
    KLOS Gig Bag
    Custom Action
    Ratio Tuner Machine Heads
    D’Addario EXP26 Strings
    Black TUSQ Nut and Saddle
    Cotton with Genuine Leather Ends Guitar Strap
    KLOS Aluminum Alloy Capo
    Ebony Bridge Pins
    KLOS Neck Sleeve
    KLOS Gig Bag Rain Cover
    FISHMAN Sonitone Electric Pickup

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    Deluxe Guitar | Pick 3 Colors

    Choose three colors to be stitched together. See the Red/White/Blue guitar below as example.

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    KLOS 3-Color Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    KLOS Gig Bag
    Custom Action
    Ratio Tuner Machine Heads
    D’Addario EXP26 Strings
    Black TUSQ Nut and Saddle
    Cotton with Genuine Leather Ends Guitar Strap
    KLOS Aluminum Alloy Capo
    Ebony Bridge Pins
    KLOS Neck Sleeve
    KLOS Gig Bag Rain Cover
    FISHMAN Sonitone Electric Pickup

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    Duet Package

    Includes two colored acoustic guitars. To receive one acoustic and one acoustic-electric guitar, add $50 to your pledge, to receive two acoustic electric guitars, add $100 to your pledge (ie. $1149 + shipping).

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