One Of The Original RVC Prototypes 1995
Raw Chunk of Koa Wood
We Built 3 Guitars Out of This Piece Of
Solid One Piece Koa Body With Solid Macassar Ebony Neck
Body With Neck Fitted In
Pickup Bolts To Neck
Observe Non Traditional Neck Joint
This makes for better sound and far better playability
Neck With Mother Of Pearl Inlays Hand Fitted
See Neck Tenon Extending in Below the Pickup
On Later Models we Actually Attach the Pickup Physically
to the Neck Tenon
This Increases Sustain and Overtones Tremendously
When Frank D. was in Hawaii on his Honeymoon
about 30 years ago
he purchased a solid block of
He had always wanted to build a guitar
utilizing this wood.
When Frank found my website and saw what my
custom shop was doing with Koa Guitars he decided that he wanted my shop to
build him his dream guitar.
As you can see above the neck extends directly
into the pickup cavity. The neck pickup
will be solidly mounted directly to the Macassar striped Ebony.
In the above photo the fingerboard has not
been mounted yet. It is hard to see in this photo but the rim of the guitar is
raised about 1/4 of an inch all around the entire perimeter. This gives the
guitar a spectacular effect when the light hits it. Many of the competitive mass
produced guitars available don't carve the tips like this. Most of them simply
plane off the edges and let the edges taper off to a flat edge.