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Thread: Klos All Carbon ukes now available on Kickstarter Campaign

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    Default Klos All Carbon ukes now available on Kickstarter Campaign

    For anyone who wants a truly all-carbon carbon fiber uke, the Klos All Carbon Kickstarter Campaign just launched.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...eid=ae7e05edb1

    Not quite the bargain the original version with the wood neck is, but this new version looks quite nice, with upscale nut, saddle, and tuners. And we saw here elsewhere that Baz should have a review of it coming soon.

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    Did you order one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Choirguy View Post
    Did you order one?
    Come on.....you know me. What do you think?
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    I never know where your sensibilities lose to the passions/interests.

    I know you already have the (wooden neck) Klos, so I'm not sure you would be able to justify another.
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    I love my new Klos tenor (more affordable with the Brazilian cherry fretboard). I hope they do really well with their all carbon fibre kickstarter project.
    Their ukes are super well crafted and have terrific playability.
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    It's good to know that they're moving ahead with their products, but I'm not getting rid of my original "Old Woody." The regular price for the new one is almost twice what I paid for mine.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Hmm, interesting. I owned a Blackbird BTU all carbon fiber tenor ukulele and it was a phenomenal instrument with overtones not possible on all solid wood instruments. I’d just be disappointed if the Klos did not hold up to those standards for that much money.

    If I was that much in the market on owning an all carbon fiber uke again I’d really consider tracking down a used Blackbird BTU. As much as the sound shined, that all composite uke beat the heck out of my fingers/hands and I could never really get used to tactile-wise how much resistance pushes back on you - it’s hard, harder then wood and you FEEL it with rigorous play. Great sound though, I suppose if you’re just a light strummer or soft finger picker you wouldn’t mind. Just my 2 dollars.. (inflation)

    PS: Buy an Outdoor ukulele if you truly want something bomb proof for outside. Fun fact just because it’s all carbon doesn’t mean they don’t still use glue to attach the bridge and black things left outside get HOT! Why I don’t still have one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by King David View Post
    .....If I was that much in the market on owning an all carbon fiber uke again I’d really consider tracking down a used Blackbird BTU. As much as the sound shined, that all composite uke beat the heck out of my fingers/hands and I could never really get used to tactile-wise how much resistance pushes back on you - it’s hard, harder then wood and you FEEL it with rigorous play.......
    Guess I don't understand what about the BTU was an issue? I haven't heard anyone in the carbon fiber guitar community complain that our CF guitars are too hard on our fingers, or anyone here complain about the hardness of their Farallons or Claras. Is this a fingering or strumming problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by besley View Post
    Guess I don't understand what about the BTU was an issue? I haven't heard anyone in the carbon fiber guitar community complain that our CF guitars are too hard on our fingers, or anyone here complain about the hardness of their Farallons or Claras. Is this a fingering or strumming problem?
    I don't understand either. I had the Blackbird BTU that MacNichol sent on a road trip for a while back in the day. It was well built and sounded fine. I wasn't blown away by it but it was nice. I've also played on quite a few different carbon fiber guitars....It was no different than playing wooden instruments.

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