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JK Lado & Company Customer Testimonials
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Monday, 13 December 2010 04:23

Rocker 902 Custom CU-P

Features

Neck: Sturdy 5 piece multi-laminate is constructed with a neck through-the-body design. Premium woods include: Hard Curly Maple, Birdseye, and Purple Heart. Standard thickness 21.5cm - 2.25cm (calibrated on 3rd fret).

Body: Center of wings crafted with soft curly maple, quilted maple, and purple heart. Backplate contains curly walnut or curly rosewood. Guitar top is made with quilted Sapele and center contains Bocote, Quilted Sapele, or California Red Wood.

Fingerboard: 24 fret ebony with pearl dot inlays.

Electronics: Lado Signature Pickups or Seymour Duncan. Includes V.3WT push/pull/tone.

Tremolo: Floyd Rose Original. Nut #2 or #3. Please call for specifications.

Nut: Locking #2 nut: 4.20cm  #3 nut: 4.35cm.

Finish Options

 

 

(1) Red (2) Sunburst (3) Ocean Blue (4) Deep Blue (5) Maroon (6) Deep Purple (7) Trans-Black (8) Blue-Black

Exotic Woods

(1) Macassar Ebony (2) Ziricote (3) Lacewood (4) Bubinga (5) Quilted Maple (6) Curly Maple (7) Purple Heart

(8) Afromosia (9) Curly Walnut (10) Zebra (Note) Additional exotics may be available. Please contact Lado.

Suggested Retail: $4495.00 USD

Factory Direct Sale: $3995.00 USD

Lado Warranty

JK Lado & Company offers a 1 year warranty (including parts and labor) for a period of 1 year from time of purchase on all custom or factory model guitars and basses.
Monday, 13 December 2010 02:38

Model TL-80-E-BR *Brazilian Rosewood Center*

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Features

Neck: Three (3) piece Curly or Birdseye Maple.

Back: African Mahogany

Top: Ebony Macassar or Quilted Maple

Center: Quilted Sapele or Brazilian Rosewood (Lado 1973 Stock)

Fingerboard: Ebony

Pickups:  Lado or Seymour Duncan

Parts: Chrome (Gold, add $100.00 USD)

Suggested Retail: $3195.00 CAD

Direct Factory Sale: $2995.00 CAD with case.

Lado Warranty

JK Lado & Company offers a 1 year warranty (including parts and labor) for a period of 1 year from time of purchase on all custom or factory model guitars and basses.

 

Monday, 13 December 2010 02:04

Studio 606B Six String Bass

Boutique Grade Bocote Wood with EMG Pickups

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Finish Options

 

 

(1) Red (2) Sunburst (3) Ocean Blue (4) Deep Blue (5) Maroon (6) Deep Purple (7) Trans-Black (8) Blue-Black

Exotic Woods

(1) Macassar Ebony (2) Ziricote (3) Lacewood (4) Bubinga (5) Quilted Maple (6) Curly Maple (7) Purple Heart

(8) Afromosia (9) Curly Walnut (10) Zebra (Note) Additional exotics may be available. Please contact Lado.

Price as pictured: $3995.00 CAD with case.

Lado Warranty

JK Lado & Company offers a 1 year warranty (including parts and labor) for a period of 1 year from time of purchase on all custom or factory model guitars and basses.
Monday, 13 December 2010 01:28

Signature 505-QS 5 String Bass

Featured with EMG pickups.

Finish Options

 

 

(1) Red (2) Sunburst (3) Ocean Blue (4) Deep Blue (5) Maroon (6) Deep Purple (7) Trans-Black (8) Blue-Black

Exotic Woods

(1) Macassar Ebony (2) Ziricote (3) Lacewood (4) Bubinga (5) Quilted Maple (6) Curly Maple (7) Purple Heart

(8) Afromosia (9) Curly Walnut (10) Zebra (Note) Additional exotics may be available. Please contact Lado.

Suggested Retail: $4995.00 USD

Price as pictured: $3995.00 USD with included case.

Lado Warranty

JK Lado & Company offers a 1 year warranty (including parts and labor) for a period of 1 year from time of purchase on all custom or factory model guitars and basses.
Monday, 13 December 2010 00:55

Golden Wing

Finish Options

 

 

(1) Red (2) Sunburst (3) Ocean Blue (4) Deep Blue (5) Maroon (6) Deep Purple (7) Trans-Black (8) Blue-Black

Exotic Woods

(1) Macassar Ebony (2) Ziricote (3) Lacewood (4) Bubinga (5) Quilted Maple (6) Curly Maple (7) Purple Heart

(8) Afromosia (9) Curly Walnut (10) Zebra (Note) Additional exotics may be available. Please contact Lado.

Lado Golden WIng Model GW-702-BL-G

Price as pictured: $4,995.00 USD with included case.

Lado Warranty

JK Lado & Company offers a 1 year warranty (including parts and labor) for a period of 1 year from time of purchase on all custom or factory model guitars and basses.
Sunday, 05 December 2010 20:42

Dave Webb

Hey Joe,

I'm constantly searching for new ways to make my guitars sound and play better. As a musician, I'm always pushing to have the best possible sound. I regularly try new gear as it becomes available on the market. I just thought I'd let you know that I started using Lado Guitars because they were the best I ever played. I didn't expect years later and after auditioning hundreds of guitars that NOTHING bested my Lados. My Lado guitars are the only pieces of equipment that I have not moved on from in over 20 years of playing music.

 

Thanks!

Dave Webb

Sunday, 05 December 2010 15:59

Contact Lado

Friday, 03 December 2010 22:50

Accommodations

Students will attend class in Lindsay, Ontario which is located 1.5 driving hours from Toronto. Lindsay, a quaint town with a population of 18,000 is surrounded by 4 pristine lakes and is a popular tourist destination. Flemming College, a quality school respected worldwide is also located within town limits. Due to student housing demand, please make accommodation requests with Lado well in advance.

During off school hours, Lado students have regularly enjoyed trips to Lindsay's local movie theaters, live performance venues, and hockey area. A wide variety of shopping and restaurant establishments are also conveniently located nearby the Lado factory.

The Lado School of Lutherie does not offer on-campus housing. We will assist all students on finding suitable accommodations within a close proximity to our facility.

Available housing units are kept clean and every effort is made from affiliated homes to provide the best possible living quarters per demand. As a representative of the Lado School of Lutherie, we do ask that our students maintain appropriate behavior and conduct themselves accordingly.

School officials will work to accommodate particular student preferences for housing on a case by case basis. Please provide ample notice of requested housing arrangements or specific student needs to our staff prior to beginning class.

 

Friday, 03 December 2010 22:48

Tuition & Eligibility

Course Requirements:

To be considered for school acceptance, candidates must have completed high school. Woodworking or shop credits are helpful though not required. Future lutherie school candidates currently enrolled in high school may consider completing such a class to learn basic crafting fundamentals.

Students that arrive without previous working knowledge of hand tools and machinery will be closely instructed and monitored to which time comfort levels have reached an optimum.

18 Week Course Tuition:

The Lado School of Lutherie retains a tuition in the amount of $12,495.00 CAD. Students must submit a non-refundable deposit of $2,000 CAD along with their respective application. Available student slots are limited and the  course application fee guarantees your position. Application fees will be deducted from full tuition amount, which is subsequently due upon the date of course commencement.

Payments must be made by either PayPal, certified bank check, or money order. Please address all payments to Lado Musical Inc.

Students wishing to fulfill deposit requirements may do so online at the Lado School of Lutherie Deposit Page.

 

 

Friday, 03 December 2010 22:48

Course Overview

18 Week Lutherie Program

Accepting Applications for July. 2, 2014 now! (2013 School Term is Booked)

 

The Lado School of Lutherie provides both theoretical and practical instruction on custom guitar crafting and repair. Students will learn the foundations for both acoustic and electric guitar applications. Course duration is 18 weeks and provides 720 hours on hands on training. Class schedules are Monday - Friday during the hours of 9:00am through 5:00pm.

Students, during the initial eight (8) weeks will be taught in-depth manufacturing processes and will become familiarized with specialty tools and machinery. This core instruction period provides the foundation for subsequent hands-on training followed by the crafting of your own instrument. During this segment of the course, students are thoroughly trained on both basic and major repairs for both acoustic and electric guitars.

During the duration of the course, students will receive step by step instruction and guidance while building their own instrument. Students may choose to craft an acoustic or electric guitar or bass.

Note: Student project designs must utilize a pre-existing mold utilized by the Lado factory. In addition, a complete lutherie student handbook will be compiled over the 18 week period and taken home for ongoing reference.

Course synopsis:

 

Major Repairs:

  • Removal of pre-existing or damaged finishes.
  • Re-sanding
  • Dressing,installing frets,and removal of neck with reset.
  • Set-ups and configuration.
  • Finishes and spraying.
  • Cutting and installing pearl inlays.
  • Adhering and installation of bridges and nuts.
  • Crack and headstock repair.

 

Electric Guitar & Bass

  • Construction of neck-through-body designs and 2 piece guitar configurations.
  • Selection of craft wood and cutting techniques.
  • Assembly of body, neck and gluing of body wings.
  • Fingerboard cutting and fretwork.
  • Sanding, finishing, and spraying.
  • Sealing, wet sanding, and lacquer.
  • Buffing, electronics, and assembly.

 

Acoustic Guitar:

  • Bending and bracing.
  • Top and back joints.
  • Moulding and sanding.
  • Fretwork.
  • Binding Installation.
  • Wood re-saw techniques.
  • Overhead and handheld rotor techniques.

 

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Note From Joe K.

The year was 1960 and I had just enrolled in lutherie school in my home country of Croatia. During my studies, the first instrument I completed was an acoustic guitar.

Since moving to Canada in 1973, I completed 35 acoustic models over the next three years.In 1976 due to client demand, I made the switch to produce electric guitars and basses.

Since that day, I have longed to return to the production of quality acoustic guitars. Now that I am semi-retired I will again focus on my original signature design. Utilizing my stock of Brazilian Rosewood I have had since 1974, these guitars are built with very rare highly coveted materials.  Since I have had this wood in stock for over 36 years now, it MUST be dry. (Just a joke!)

Retail for my acoustic masterpiece is $4995.00 CDN with a hard case, which is roughly $3,000.00CDN. less than our competitors.

Production is limited to 5-6 model per year -in addition to 24 electrics.

For the past 48 years, building guitars has been the love of my life. Now, it is time to slow down and enjoy life with my beloved family.

I will however, be building guitars until the day I die.

Sincerely, Joe Kovacic

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