The Kepma K3 Series Mini-36" 3/4 size guitars will absolutely blow your mind with the build quality at this price. Kepma dedicated themselves to building the best, most playable guitar for the money, and this model doesn't disappoint.
The K3 Mini 36" models are the entry point into the Kepma line with a small body, but hardly "entry-level" quality or sound. The Mini-36" delivers an incredible balanced tone and loudness for a small body guitar and is the perfect travel companion or starter guitar for smaller hands (and bodies). The K3 Series is manufactured with the same techniques and over 90% of the same processes as Kepma's Elite Series Guitars.
So, what makes Kepma K3 Series special?
It starts with the wood. You know that you can grab a growing tree limb and easily twist or bend it. You also have picked up a dead branch and can easily snap it in half. Those are the two extremes in the life cycle of wood. Wood can dry out and lose moisture and it can also swell up once exposed to wetness.
To build a guitar, you need to have wood that is stable and able to withstand variations of moisture both added or removed. The ONLY way to accomplish this is to make a piece of wood that has a perfect relative moisture content that will allow it to accept humidity or aridness.
Kepma is the only guitar company on the planet that has a custom drying kiln that stabilizes the necks of each K3 guitar to an optimum moisture position. Five days of formulated temperature…
and "moisture cooking" make each K3 neck as solid as possible and able to withstand temperature and humidity variations without bending, bowing, or explosive sharp finger-cutting frets. So once string tension is applied to a Kepma K3 Series neck, it won't bend like a wet pool noodle and make the guitar unplayable -- it stays in its optimum position without warping or deformation - a very common affliction among entry level "cheap" guitars.