Luthier

Bigfoot Guitars

Luthier
Karan Singh
Location
Goa, India
Founded
2012

Bigfoot Guitars was started by Karan Singh, a professional Luthier based in Goa, India. Karan has spent several years developing his own unique sound and design aesthetics, and is focused on building the finest quality guitars possible. 

 He has studied under Master Luthier Jason Kostal, and follows his voicing techniques. Karan’s guitars are built to be as light and responsive as possible, keeping the contemporary fingerstyle player in mind. They offer a powerful bass response, along with a balanced mid range and fat trebles. You can expect to hear a lot of harmonic overtones and sustain with the lightest touch.

“Tone and playability are complimented by unique and elegant aesthetics, which also add a little flavour of India”

Karan has spent the past decade experimenting with several species of non-traditional tonewoods, and is known for his ability to successfully incorporate them into the world of lutherie.

TNAG is one of the premier institutions with respect to all things guitar related. They take pride in representing the top luthiers from around the world, and do an incredible job in showcasing their work. I am excited to partner with them, and bring my work to other countries.

Karan Singh

The Guitars

Bigfoot guitars currently offer a Mod-D and OM model. Find out more about these below...

Models

Mod-D

The Mod D (Modified Dreadnought) is a scaled down version of the traditional Dreadnought shape, with a couple of changes to make it comfortable to play in a seated position.

Karan's notes

It has been designed to be a fingerstyle player’s dream, offering an immense low end, with very, very fat trebles. It offers a 12th Fret neck join, which changes the position of the bridge, placing it in the centre of the vibrating surface of the soundboard.

*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*

Standard specifications
Top
Sitka or Englemann Spruce
Back & Sides
Indian Rosewood
Back bracing
Indian Mahogany
Fretboard
Ebony with Ebony bindings
Fretwire
Jescar Medium Nickel Silver
Headstock Veneer
Ebony
Bridge
Indian Rosewood
Neck Join
12th Fret
Frets
18
Nut Width
45mm
String Spacing
57mm
Depth at heel
3.75 inches
Depth at tail
4.25 inches
Fretboard Radius
20"
Soundboard Purfling
W&B
Endgraft
Signature teardrop in Ebony & Recon stone
Rosette
Signature teardrop in Ebony & Recon stone
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Finish
High Gloss
Case
Wooden Hard Case

OM

The OM is arguably the most popular body shape as far as steel string guitars go. The tighter waist and flowing curves enable this guitar to be played comfortably sitting down or standing up.

*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*

Karan's notes

The size and depth of the body, combined with my voicing process makes it a perfect choice for finger picking or strumming. It is an extremely versatile guitar, suited to multiple genres of music, and varied playing styles.

Standard specifications
Top
Sitka or Englemann Spruce
Back & Sides
Indian Rosewood
Back bracing
Indian Mahogany
Fretboard
Ebony with Ebony bindings
Fretwire
Jescar Medium Nickel Silver
Headstock Veneer
Ebony
Bridge
Indian Rosewood
Neck Join
14 fret
Frets
21
Nut Width
45mm
String Spacing
57mm
Depth at heel
3.75"
Depth at tail
4.25 inches
Fretboard Radius
20"
Soundboard purfling
W&B
Endgraft
Signature teardrop in Ebony & Recon stone
Rosette
Signature teardrop in Ebony & Recon stone
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Finish
High Gloss
Case
Wooden Hard Case

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