About the Full Hollow Construction
The top and back wood has a profound effect on the overall tone of this instrument. A hard wood like Cocobolo or Rosewood gives the Kalos an upper mid bite. Throw a little (or a lot) of overdrive on it and you are guaranteed to cut through the mix like a hot knife through butter. Single notes have a very distinct fatness and clarity towards the brighter side of the spectrum without even a hint of harshness. On the opposite end of the spectrum, a softer wood such as Redwood or Spruce gives the Kalos acoustic guitar like properties. The overall feel of the guitar leans towards the low mid of the tonal spectrum. Full strummed chords are huge and single notes are fat and snappy. A Maple, Walnut or Hawaiian Koa top ends up somewhere right in the middle of the spectrum, being an excelent all around choice with a heavy mid tone that sits in the mix perfectly. Single notes and chords alike are full and bloom with overtones.