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