The luthiers personal brief is as follows :-

 

My original idea was to create a travel guitar of the highest order; enabling the professional musician or travelling executive to pack it inside a carry-on luggage…and never leave the guitar behind.

 

The elements utilized to build each instrument are hand selected to assure resonance, stability and beauty.  

American Alder is used for the body as it provides very balanced low, mid and high frequencies, required to execute a spectrum of musical styles.

American Alder is also light weight. The cutaway is specially designed to promote easy access to the guitar’s 22 frets.

 

American quarter-sawn maple for the neck shaft to provide maximum stability thus enhancing the instrument’s resonance.

The neck is shaped in a ‘smooth V transitioning to C’ fashion in order to assure ergonomics.

The fret-board is made of dark ebony and its radius is compound (10” to 16”).

Twenty-two, size 6105 Stainless-steel frets are set in order to assure smooth playing and reduced maintenance.

 

Hand-cut mother of pearl inlays are selected to define the fretting positions. The guitar’s scale length is 24.75”, propelling a beautiful, buttery tone and making bending more fluid.

A dual acting truss-rod is installed, having easy access to adjustment at the end of the fret-board. Fretboard edges are rolled off to improve ergonomics.

 

Both, the guitar neck and body are finished by hand using Tru-Oil, as it lets the woods to vibrate more freely and age more naturally. Also, it provides a smoother, more organic feel when playing the guitar.

The body and neck attaching mechanism, bridge and tailpiece are specially designed and made in the U.S.A. As it is a headless guitar, strings are tuned from the body, promoting ergonomics.


The body and neck attaching mechanism, bridge and tailpiece are specially designed and made in the U.S.A. As it is a headless guitar, strings are tuned from the body, promoting ergonomics.

 

The stainless-steel pickup tabs, electronics plate, and potentiometer knobs are made in the U.S.A and specially designed and inlayed to assure ergonomics.  The pickups are U.S.A. Seymour Duncan Seth Lover sets. Hand built in the U.S.A. exactly the way Seth Lover designed, these faithful P.A.F.s deliver a warm airy, open tone by striking just the right balance of low end warmth with a smooth but articulate top end. The Alnico 2 bar magnet helps to sweeten the high end response. Chords will have a full, open sound, and single notes will have a soft, yet articulate feel. The un-potted nickel silver cover gives the tone an almost piano like percussive quality.  The wiring is military grade U.SA. Emerson electronics, Switchcraft ¼” jack and Electrosocket.    +
The stainless-steel pickup tabs, electronics plate, and potentiometer knobs are made in the U.S.A and specially designed and inlayed to assure ergonomics.

 

The pickups are U.S.A. Seymour Duncan Seth Lover sets. Hand built in the U.S.A. exactly the way Seth Lover designed, these faithful P.A.F.s deliver a warm airy, open tone by striking just the right balance of low end warmth with a smooth but articulate top end. The Alnico 2 bar magnet helps to sweeten the high end response. Chords will have a full, open sound, and single notes will have a soft, yet articulate feel. The un-potted nickel silver cover gives the tone an almost piano like percussive quality.

The wiring is military grade U.SA. Emerson electronics, Switchcraft ¼” jack and Electrosocket.

Rocca Travel Guitar

£2,000.00Price