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Miniature Guitar of Famous Musician
Kadir Ngamino has made miniature guitar of famous musician like Jimmy Hendrix, Eric Clapton, John Petrucci, and Gun N’Roses guitarist DJ Ashba. He own handmade workshop named Music Miniature in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Formerly he produced miniature guitar only for collector’s items and souvenir. He sold it in local market, but then many craftsmen imitated his genuine mini guitar.
Kadir Ngamino then changed his mind and focused to international market. In 2000, he got order from Canada and American buyers. He sold mini guitar with price US$ 9 dollar. European and American craft shop got big profit because sold miniature guitar with price US$ 30-35 dollars. His guitar workshop produced about 300 - 2000 miniature guitar monthly. With his wife, He manage his miniature guitar workshop.
He said that international market more appreciates high quality and the perfect detail of miniature guitar. His products are able to compete with massive China cheap mini guitar. He will not sell it if there is a damage of detail. His miniature guitar is perfect handmade collection.
Japan buyers ever rejected one of his mini guitar products. He learned that miniature guitar as collection should be perfect handmade.
Miniature Guitar - Perfect Handmade
Miniature guitar has size about 10 and 30 cm. Handmade process of miniature guitar is quite long. First process is selection of wood material Sonokeling (Indian Rosewood). Sonokeling is heavyweight hardwood that perfect to made antiques. After Sonokeling crafted as mini guitar is sandpapering and coloring. Most sophisticated process is attached the accessories like neck, grip, string. If there is even tiny mistake, it should be rejected. Miniature collectors loves perfect handmade mini guitar with detail precisely.
The perfect handmade of miniature guitar is the answer why international market loves Indonesia handmade product. Japan, America, and Europeans buyers imported Yogyakarta miniature guitar. Now Kadir Ngamino with his workshop produces miniature guitar as wedding or promotion souvenir from individual. Orders come from Canada, New York, beer company of Denmark, London Hard Rock Café, and miniature guitar of Gun N’Roses guitarist DJAshba with name “DJ ASHBA”. Now he expands his workshop by cooperating and sold 60 percent of his share to British investor. He will focus handmade product on miniature guitar, souvenirs, and merchandise. Kadir Ngamino also developed secret burning technical of decoration as strategy to make its guitar handmade is difficult to imitate.
Buy Miniature Guitar
If you would like to see and buy the miniature guitar by Kadir Ngamino, you can visit Yogyakarta City in Indonesia. Music Miniature workshop is at Sidikan Street in Umbulharjo District, Yogyakarta City. There are many flights from Indonesia capital city, Jakarta, to Yogyakarta City. There are many interesting destination around Yogyakarta, like the biggest temple in Southeast Asia, Borobudur.
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