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!
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!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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