US west coast builder Colin Kaparos hand crafts some pretty neat guitars under his Sunflower brand. The instant we saw the boomerangs on this one-off Space Kid model, we knew it belonged in Australia.
With the sole objective of tone, Kaparos takes it all the way to the line, with a solid Alder slab body, matched to a full 25½” scale Maple neck, a single P90 pickup and a tone control. That’s right, no volume control. After all, what are you really going to do with a volume control – turn it down so you don’t disturb someone’s Nanna nap?
Somewhat resembling an artist’s palette, the Space Kid body shape is Kaparos’s custom design, with this one-off vintage boomerang Laminex* finish providing an extra-large dose of very, very cool!
Medium-jumbo frets, and a 9½” fingerboard radius make for easy and familiar playing. The super light weight also makes for effortless playing – at just a shade over 6lb, you’ll barely know you’ve got it hanging around your neck! And that dry, light Ash is beautifully resonant, too, with around eleven seconds of natural sustain – absolutely perfect in an electric guitar.
North American Maple neck, hand-oiled Ash fingerboard, hand-detailed fret ends, fully intonatable hardtail bridge, killer P-90 pickup, a tone control and a jack socket – Space Kid # 16 is both simple and a real treat. Plug ‘er in, let’s go!
Free courier delivery
Nestled inside a deluxe Fender gig bag, your Sunflower Space Kid comes with FREE COURIER DELIVERY to any address in Australia
Weight: 6lb 1½ oz / 2.76kg
*Formica, for our American readers