- Inspection and Set-up
- Humidity Care
*Photos shown are of the actual instrument. Serial #156871.
The KLOS acoustic and acoustic-electric full size guitars are durable, lightweight, and sound incredible. We use a body that's on the smaller end of the dreadnought size range to provide a familiar and portable guitar that feels amazing in your hands.
Our hybrid series guitars feature a detachable mahogany neck with carbon stiffening rods and a fully composite fretboard. The stiffening rods help fight the tendency of wooden necks to warp and twist over time when exposed to changes in temperature and humidity. This ensures that your KLOS guitar will have perfect action and easy playability for a long, long time.
- This guitar does not come with a case or a bag
- Your KLOS Hybrid guitar
- Screwdriver for removing the neck
- Hex wrench to adjust the truss rod
How durable is carbon fiber?
Carbon fiber is used to build airplanes, car parts, hockey sticks, tennis rackets, high-end bicycles, golf clubs, and many more parts that undergo much more stress than a guitar ever experiences. Carbon fiber is a combination of the most durable weave fabric and the strongest epoxy glue. Together, the two combine to create an incredibly hard, solid, strong and light material. Watch our video where a car runs over our carbon fiber ukulele if you want to see how strong our instruments are!
How does carbon fiber sound compared to wood?
Sound is very subjective. We don't claim that carbon fiber sounds better or worse than wood, it just sounds different. Our customers have told us consistently that their KLOS travel guitar is much louder than they would have expected given its small size. Because carbon fiber is so strong, it requires less internal bracing, which allows it to resonate more freely. We recommend reading our customers' reviews on Google or Facebook, or on our guitar product pages, as well as watching some of our demos in our Videos section. Smaller guitars should not be compared to normal size (ie full size) guitars because the smaller cubic volume of the body itself has limitations, independent of material composition.
Is the whole guitar made from carbon fiber?
On our Hybrid Series models, the body and soundboard are made from carbon fiber, and the neck and bridge are made from mahogany and walnut.
Our Full Carbon Series models are made completely from composite materials such as carbon fiber and richlite.
Why do you make Hybrid Series instruments with wood necks?
First and foremost, the wooden neck feels familiar in your hand. It also helps reduce the production cost, allowing us to be half the price of other carbon fiber guitars. The wooden neck is still incredibly durable because of the wood we use and the carbon stiffening rods we add to resist warping and twisting.
What is the difference between the wood neck and the carbon fiber neck?
The carbon fiber necks are really just more durable. You never have to worry about the neck breaking in half due to an airline placing something on top of it or even the temperature or humidity causing it to warp. It is also lighter so it makes it easier to take with you anywhere you go.
ULTRA PORTABLE Take Your Guitar Anywhere
Our Travel and Full Size Guitar models feature detachable necks, which enable the instrument to fold into a compact size.Â Guitar does not come with all of the accessories shown in this GIF.
RUGGED CARBON FIBER Weather Proof, Damage Proof
Never compromise the safety of your instrument. Our instruments are resistant to temperature, humidity, warping, and fall damage.
- Neck Reinforced with Carbon Fiber Rods: Yes
- Neck Finish: Gloss Lacquer
- Number of Frets Clear: 14
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16â€
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/16â€
- Fingerboard Width at 18th Fret: 2 3/16â€
- Fingerboard Radius: 12 1/2â€
- Fingerboard Style: Traditional Acoustic
- Scale Length: 24 3/4â€
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Cherry
- Number of Frets: 19
- Nut & Saddle Material: NuBone XB
- Type of Neck Join: Detachable Electric Guitar Style
- Neck Cross Section Shape: Standard Flat Oval
- Truss Rod: Steel w/ 4mm Hex Wrench
- Body Length: 15â€
- Body Width: 11.5â€
- Body Depth Rear: 3.5â€
- Body Style: Mini Dreadnought
- Body Material: Carbon Fiber Composite
- Body/Top Color: Black Carbon Fiber
- Body Purfling: Plain Carbon Fiber
- Body/Top Finish: Gloss, Semi Gloss
- Body Bracing: None
- Soundboard Bracing: Spruce
- Sound Hole Diameter: 3.75â€
- Machine Head Color: Chrome Steel
- Machine Head Material: ABS Pearl
- Headstock Shape: Minimalistic
- Bridge Material: Walnut
- Bridge Style: Traditional Acoustic
- Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8â€
- Saddle Radius: 12 1/2â€œ
- Strap Pin Buttons: Black Aluminum
- Strings: Dâ€™Addario XT's
- String Gauges: 12 Gauge Light (.012â€ - .053â€)
- Guitar Weight: 2.86 lbs (1.29 Kg)
At Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12-point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets to manufacturer factory specifications. Any request made outside of manufacturer factory specifications can incur additional charges for parts and labor. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
We’re excited to be a part of your instrument buying experience.
Acoustic guitars and ukulele are made of wood, and wood is sensitive to changes in climate. Shifts in temperature or relative humidity can affect your instrument in multiple ways, some of which can lead to costly repairs if you’re not careful. Solid woods in particular are especially prone to the effects of climate fluctuation. For example, extended exposure to low relative humidity (below 40% RH) can dry out the wood, causing it to shrink and run the risk of cracking. Similarly, excessive humidity can cause the wood to absorb moisture and swell, potentially causing other problems. Without adequate humidity control (especially in drier local climates), acoustic instruments can crack and their necks can warp, causing problems with fretting, intonation and playability.
So how do you prevent this kind of damage? Easy: by keeping your guitars and ukulele properly humidified (ideally between 40-60% RH). The easiest way to do this is by storing your instruments in a case with a case two-way humidifier inside. A two-way humidifier will slowly absorb or release moisture inside your case, maintaining humidity to help ensure your instrument doesn’t suffer damage. Using a digital hygrometer can help you monitor humidity levels around your instrument.
Symptoms of a dry acoustic instrument:
- Low action. Strings are very close to the fretboard.
- Hump on the fretboard where the neck joins the body.
- Sunken top across the soundboard between bridge and fingerboard.
- The back of instrument looks very flat when it is dried out.
- Sharp fret ends extend beyond the edge of the fretboard.
- The plane of the neck angle on a dry instrument hits above the top of the bridge.
Symptoms of a wet acoustic instrument:
- High action. Strings that are unusually high off the fretboard, making it difficult to play.
- Unusually swollen top
- Unusual warp on the top, back or both at the end-block
- Improper neck angle. Sighting the neck to the bridge, the frets will appear to hit below the bridge.
Using patented technology, the D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System features disposable, moisture-filled packets with a breathable membrane that provides two-way humidity control, meaning it can either release or absorb moisture to consistently maintain a predetermined relative humidity (RH) level of 45-50 percent.
Music Nomad the leader in equipment care products, has developed an easy to use, no mess, and low maintenance Ukulele humidifier. The Humilele rests securely on top of the strings to safely and evenly hydrate your Ukulele to avoid these problems.
Final Notes on Humidity Control
To monitor the amount of humidity your instrument is receiving, we recommend the purchase of a digital hygrometer, a device that gauges and provides a read-out of humidity levels. It can be kept in the room where you store your instruments, or, better yet, in a central location inside the instrument case, preferably Velcro’d to the outside of the accessories compartment (facing the heel). The optimal range for your guitars and ukulele is 45-55% RH.