The Vintage Raven is an acoustic guitar inspired by Edgar Allen Poe

Designed by English guitarist Paul Brett.

Vintage Guitars has unveiled a The Raven, an acoustic guitar that takes inspiration from a popular Edgar Allen Poe poem. The instrument was designed by English guitarist Paul Brett, who drew from an original Monarch acoustic for its design.

The Raven is an acoustic/electric guitar, featuring a double bound acacia body and a satin black finished solid Sitka spruce top. It sports a distinct headstock and a unique sound hole design that propels the instrument’s Gothic design sensibility. Its neck is a soft V mahogany neck, paired with a pau ferro fingerboard with 18 frets.

According to Vintage, the guitar’s combination of tonewoods helps deliver a “warm crisp resonant tone”, which is suited for folk players, fingerpickers and blues guitarists alike. The onboard Vintage preamp and under-saddle piezo pickup are also voiced to preserve the guitar’s natural tone, while also offering volume, EQ and phase controls, as well as a built-in tuner.

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Other hardware features on The Raven include smooth open-geared machine heads, Graphtech Nubone nuts, saddle and sonokeling bridge.

Vintage Guitars Raven headstock
Image: Vintage

Brett is best known for his work with the Strawbs, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Roy Harper and more. Take a look at his demonstration of the Raven below.

The Raven is priced at £329. Learn more at vintageguitarsrus.com

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