Every guitar player knows that sometimes the instrument has a character. Something you can feel but can’t measure. Our guitars have it.
We are an independent guitar company
The team of present/former musicians and guitar junkies at terminal stage of G.A.S. syndrome. Summarizing all the experience about all aspects of guitar craftsmanship, we found our own way where we are best
Every Kononykheen model goes in limited series
We`ve got hundreds of ideas for new outstanding models, and this is how we work:
- Step 1: sorting those ideas and picking the best one
- Step 2: after careful projecting and prototyping we`ll launch the new model
- Step 3: after nearly 3 months or so we discontinue it and return to step 1
Therefore, every our model is available only for a short time. We don't produce hundreds of different models at a time to keep our focus on the best ones. We don't build tons of guitars everyday so if you own Kononykheen guitar you can be confident about its rarity
Nowadays, there are lots of boutique guitar builders around. And also many really talented guitar players which are constrained by budget. $5000 guitars are cool, but we saw guys and girls who make miracles behind the neck, and they want something unique and different, but simply can't afford "above thousand bucks" guitar. So here we are, Kononykheen Guitars
However, Kononykheen guitars are not "budget boutique". We met boutique guitars players who prefer to go touring with Kononykheen. Because "...it has all I need and I'm not afraid to take it outside". Kononykheen is not for hanging on the wall and looking cute. It's a perfectly balanced instrument for the hard-working musician, reliable and functional
Our recipe for fair pricing
- Short model range: we don't purchase and stock thousands of parts - only those which we actually need
- Best price-to-quality parts: yes, we work with Asian parts suppliers. It was a hard job to find best ones, but we did it. Same factories which supply parts and components for USA and Japan big brands
- Optimized production and logistics
Do we accept custom orders? No. We were started as a custom shop. But every experienced guitar builder knows: awesome wood + awesome parts doesn't always equal to an awesome guitar. The instrument should be balanced. Every Kononykheen model is carefully projected and perfectly balanced - we build only those specs which we ourselves would be happy to play. That's fair: we profess what we preach.
Who plays Kononykheen
- Hard working musicians: Kononykheen instruments are perfect for long tours and hot gigs
- Frontmen / Guitarist-vocalists / Band leaders: thanks to outstanding playability Kononykheen guitars are highly valued by singing guitarists, who need to be concentrated on vocals and playing at the same time
- Experimental / Avant-garde / Independent music players: traditional heritage gutiars with a slight contemporary spice — that`s the style adored by many musicians
- Guitar players from all over the world: we have experience shipping to USA, Europe, Japan, Australia, Latin America — worldwide!
Kononykheen guitars owners' feedback
- 95% of guitar players who bought Kononykheen are satisfied
- 63% of Kononykheen owners said it`s the best guitar for the price
- 18% of Kononykheen owners bought another model shortly
- 11% said they want to play Kononykheen guitars only
We know how to build excellent guitars and we truly love our job.
Love, Kononykheen Guitars Co.