Introducing | KITHARA GUITARS

Handcrafted in Northern Ireland, Kithara Combines Bold New Designs With Age-Old Luthiery

Adding yet another boutique European guitar brand to our roster, Chicago Music Exchange is proud to introduce Kithara Guitars!

Individually handcrafted by Chris Moffit in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Kithara carries on the island’s storied heritage of instrument building, holding fast to traditional techniques while pushing forward with a fresh point of view in electric guitar design, creating instruments that are purpose-built to become an extension of any Kithara Guitar player’s individual artistry. 

With big-name players like Ariel Posen and Corey Wong adding Kithara Guitars to their gear arsenal, Kithara caught our attention—and, now, CME is giving our customers a chance to add Kithara Guitars to their own collections!

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Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Piano Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Piano Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Piano Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Piano Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Piano Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Piano Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Piano Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Piano Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Piano Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Piano Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Piano Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Piano Black

$3,470.00

We broke with convention on one of the most iconic electric guitars shapes ever designed, and did things our way.

The Harland features a contoured Alder body, adding comfort to the playability. Renowned for the feel of our handcrafted necks, the Harland provides a range of options such as hand selected quarter-sawn maple or mahogany. The fingerboard is Indian rosewood, delivering the classic feel. For the pickguard and cavity plate, we use Acetate cellulose, adding to the vintage vibe.

Accompanying the killer looks, the Harland comes loaded with a unique blend of Mojo pickups. The gold foil neck pickup delivers a solid, full response whilst maintaining clarity that is great with slide or sustained notes. In the bridge, the 52’ T style pickup delivers open top end that is clear and articulate, however crank it and it’ll scream. With the finest hand selected materials to choose from, and a range of custom options and finishes, the Harland is an electric guitar that provides the perfect platform to extend your individuality.

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Behind the Builder

With a father who worked as a traditional Irish Sign-Writer, Kithara builder Chris Moffit grew up surrounded by creativity and developed an appreciation for fine handiwork, early on. 

Combining his upbringing with a fascination for artistry and a passion for music, Chris studied under master luthiers, including Sam Irwin and Ernie McMillen, who helped him hone his skills in fine woodworking and instrument making, and now he imbues these qualities into every Kithara guitar he builds.  

Express Your Individuality With Kithara Guitars at CME!

With Kithara’s line of guitar models, each is designed to serve a particular purpose and voiced to artist specifications, featuring bespoke pickup configurations matched to player preferences. 

Whether you’re looking for an S-shape 25.5”-scale Harland baritone model, like Ariel Posen’s, or an offset Fifty-Six model equipped with three single-coils, like Corey Wong’s, or a T-style HS like the Kithara Astral—you can choose stock models available now at CME, or order any custom-built configurations!

Kithara Guitars
Kithara Guitars
Kithara Guitars

Call CME, chat us online, or stop into our Lincoln Avenue showroom to browse our selection of Kithara Guitars, now available at Chicago Music Exchange!

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Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Shell Pink Electric Guitars / Baritone
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Shell Pink Electric Guitars / Baritone
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Shell Pink Electric Guitars / Baritone
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Shell Pink Electric Guitars / Baritone
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Shell Pink Electric Guitars / Baritone
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Shell Pink Electric Guitars / Baritone
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Shell Pink Electric Guitars / Baritone
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Shell Pink Electric Guitars / Baritone
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Shell Pink Electric Guitars / Baritone
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Shell Pink Electric Guitars / Baritone
Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Shell Pink Electric Guitars / Baritone

Kithara Harland Baritone Heavy Relic Shell Pink

$3,620.00

We broke with convention on one of the most iconic electric guitars shapes ever designed, and did things our way.

The Harland features a contoured Alder body, adding comfort to the playability. Renowned for the feel of our handcrafted necks, the Harland provides a range of options such as hand selected quarter-sawn maple or mahogany. The fingerboard is Indian rosewood, delivering the classic feel. For the pickguard and cavity plate, we use Acetate cellulose, adding to the vintage vibe.

Accompanying the killer looks, the Harland comes loaded with a unique blend of Mojo pickups.  The gold foil neck pickup delivers a solid, full response whilst maintaining clarity that is great with slide or sustained notes. In the bridge, the 52’ T style pickup delivers open top end that is clear and articulate, however crank it and it’ll scream. With the finest hand selected materials to choose from, and a range of custom options and finishes, the Harland is an electric guitar that provides the perfect platform to extend your individuality.  
 

Serial Number#: 135
Weight: 8lbs 11oz

Body Material: Alder
Body Color: Shell Pink
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose

Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Relic
Neck Joint: Bolt-On
Scale Length: 25.5

Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay: Clay Fret Dots
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Wire: Jescar 47095
Nut Width: 1.6875"
Nut Material: Bone
Factory Tuning: B Standard (B-E-A-D-F#-B)

Tuning Machines: Gotoh Vintage 6 In Line
Hardware Color: Nickel
Bridge: Gotoh Vintage Ashtray
Saddle Material: Metal
Tailpiece: Bigsby B5
Pickguard: Vintage Tort Acetate
Knobs: Vintage Cupcake Brown

Neck Pickup: Mojo GTone Gold Foil
Bridge Pickup: Mojo 52
Controls and Switching: Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-Way
Case: Hardshell Case

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Kithara Harland Baritone Light Relic Metallic Lavender Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Light Relic Metallic Lavender Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Light Relic Metallic Lavender Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Light Relic Metallic Lavender Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Light Relic Metallic Lavender Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Light Relic Metallic Lavender Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Light Relic Metallic Lavender Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Light Relic Metallic Lavender Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Light Relic Metallic Lavender Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Light Relic Metallic Lavender Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kithara Harland Baritone Light Relic Metallic Lavender Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Kithara Harland Baritone Light Relic Metallic Lavender

$3,790.00

We broke with convention on one of the most iconic electric guitars shapes ever designed, and did things our way.

The Harland features a contoured Alder body, adding comfort to the playability. Renowned for the feel of our handcrafted necks, the Harland provides a range of options such as hand selected quarter-sawn maple or mahogany. The fingerboard is Indian rosewood, delivering the classic feel. For the pickguard and cavity plate, we use Acetate cellulose, adding to the vintage vibe.

Accompanying the killer looks, the Harland comes loaded with a unique blend of Mojo pickups.  The gold foil neck pickup delivers a solid, full response whilst maintaining clarity that is great with slide or sustained notes. In the bridge, the 52’ T style pickup delivers open top end that is clear and articulate, however crank it and it’ll scream. With the finest hand selected materials to choose from, and a range of custom options and finishes, the Harland is an electric guitar that provides the perfect platform to extend your individuality.  

Serial Number#: 136
Weight: 8lbs 11oz

Body Material: Alder
Body Color: Metallic Lavender
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose

Neck Material: 5A Flame Maple
Neck Finish: Relic
Neck Joint: Bolt-On
Scale Length: 25.5

Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay: Clay Fret Dots
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Wire: Jescar 47095
Nut Width: 1.6875"
Nut Material: Bone
Factory Tuning: B Standard (B-E-A-D-F#-B)

Tuning Machines: Gotoh Vintage 6 In Line
Hardware Color: Nickel
Bridge: Gotoh Vintage Ashtray
Saddle Material: Metal
Tailpiece: Bigsby B5
Pickguard: Vintage Tort Acetate
Knobs: Vintage Cupcake Cream

Neck Pickup: Mojo GTone Gold Foil
Bridge Pickup: Mojo 52
Controls and Switching: Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-Way
Case: Hardshell Case

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