Each component of your guitar has a direct impact on your tone. KGC strives to offer the best and most unique guitar upgrades you will find anywhere. We manufacture our own high-end, Made in the USA tone components (brass tremolo blocks, tremolo bridges and more) in our small custom shop in Gloucester, MA and also offer the best upgrades we could find from many of the premium names in the industry. We have spent a lot of time researching our own designs as well as the other companies' products offered here - assuring that you will find nothing but the highest quality parts for your guitar right here at KGC.
We consider ourselves a boutique company meaning that each part we offer is handled by Sandy and/or Rick and is checked to be of the highest standards of quality and aesthetics. All of the components under the KGC name are manufactured by us personally - other name brands are hand-picked and tested by us to be, in our opinion, the best we could find of its kind. Please feel free to ask if you don't see what you're looking for as we can get almost anything you can imagine for your guitar! We are always here to help you!
Some of the sweetest sounds in music history have come from instruments made of brass. From classical to jazz, blues to rock 'n roll, brass has played an integral part in producing the sounds of music past. Killer Guitar Components is now taking that precedent into the 21st century by manufacturing brass components for an instrument that has rarely used any brass in its over 60 years of existence - the electric guitar. At KGC, it is our mission to utilize this most musical metal to the fullest by manufacturing sound and style enhancing components that look nice and sound even better!
We are a small, Father & Son company. We don't have huge, automated machines, lots of employees, or a list of 80's guitar legends that use our stuff - but we like it that way. This allows us to give the personal attention necessary to each order and inquiry. Our customers always come first and we will always do whatever we can to help you - no exceptions!
What we do have is the highest quality, most heavily researched and meticulously designed products available anywhere in the world. All KGC manufactured products are machined one at a time by one of 2 people, then polished by hand and inspected to be perfect before shipping. Try KGC today! You will be blown away - we guarantee it!
Killer Guitar Components is a custom component fabrication facility located in Gloucester/Magnolia, MA. Our owner and founder, Sandy Peek, is a lifetime guitar enthusiast and model-maker/prototype machinist. With the help of his son, Rick Peek, he has created some of the highest quality, heavily researched sound and style changing guitar components anyone has ever seen. Each of these components are hand-crafted, machined and rigorously inspected by Sandy and/or Rick themselves.
The combination of knowledge and many years of experience that both Sandy and Rick have in different areas has helped create a passion to make a successful product line and a customer-oriented business. KGC hopes to soon become the standard for quality components in the guitar industry. Thanks for your interest.
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Two decades ago, Dave Dunwoodie, Graph Tech President, was mid-performance at a gig in his home town of Vancouver, Canada. Hitting the tremolo bar on his first Fender Strat (he was a Gibson man) during a guitar solo, he was immediately introduced to the problem of string binding on traditional guitar nuts. "I went to do my first big “wang” and went totally out of tune" Dave says. "I couldn't use the guitar for stage work at all".
Spurred by the resurgence in popularity of tremolo guitars, the need for pencil lead in the nut slots, and his own frustration, Dave began experimenting with a variety of composite guitar nuts designed to eliminate string binding before engineering the world’s first permanently-lubricated nut, a formula that is 500% slipperier than graphite. Dave has been "nuts" ever since, and more than twenty years later Graph Tech Guitar Labs has become an institution, producing some of the industry's most innovative and reliable nuts, saddles, bridge pins and pickup systems.
Through patented methods and proprietary techniques, Graph Tech has designed specific tone and performance enhancements that were once impossible to achieve. The result is an outstanding reputation for quality and rapid acceptance by guitar players. Dave's commitment has never wavered: "I envisioned a people- and service-oriented company that can turn on a dime and can respond to our customers' needs." The successful introduction of totally new concepts (as opposed to "me too" products) into the guitar market have led to Graph Tech's booming success.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Graph Tech's business is steadily increasing. Housing the entire operation in a state-of-the-art facility, Dave takes a hands-on approach from product design and manufacturing to marketing and shipping. Graph Tech distributes their products worldwide through select distributors such as: All Parts, St. Louis Music, Harris Teller, Stewart MacDonald, Aria UK, Moridaira (Japan), Coast Music (Canada) and many others. What is the reaction from the players around the world? Week after week, customers write us unsolicited letters and emails letting us know that this is the first product that they've ever bought that actually does what it says it would do (imagine that!).
For over twenty years Graph Tech Guitar Labs has pioneered the development of innovative products designed to improve the guitar-playing experience by solving common problems and improving sound quality. Starting with the original "graphite nut", our product line has burgeoned to six recognized brands that address everything from string breakage to tuning problems to MIDI compatibility. Underscoring it all is a commitment to tonal fidelity.
Raw Vintage is a newer company that has taken a bunch of old Vintage products and broken down their makeup to re-create the closest thing to the originals that exists. They offer Raw Vintage springs, saddles and now pickups! These are some really great products! If you want that vintage sound - you want Raw Vintage.
KTS is the industry leader in titanium guitar products. Now that KGC is carrying KTS, we are able to offer you a complete spectrum of amazing tone improving products. KTS is based in Japan and has a strong hold on much of the high-end market in Asia and Europe. Here in the US, KTS has not yet really exploded due to lack of presence. Well, now that KGC and KTS have hooked up - the best quality titanium components are now readily available to all of us here in the US as well as around the world! Be a trend-setter and get your KTS components from KGC now before everyone else catches on to this most amazing company.