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The Nautilus is a Single cut glued neck guitar, which in many ways is rooted in the classic late 50′s era but with some carefully considered modern twists.

Alluring in it’s simplicity and understatement the Nautilus standard/drop top delivers some seriously refined sounds and playability. While in many aspects paying respect to the golden era set neck guitars the Nautilus actually features a “F” style 25.5″ (648mm) scale length. The decision to introduce this scale length to this style of guitar was based on several extensively researched factors.

For one, I believe it really breathes new life into the tone of the guitar. It tightens up the bass response and gives the trebles more snap and sparkle, without sacrificing the sustain or richness you would want from a Single cutaway set neck guitar.

Another factor was, when I used to managed Manson’s guitar shop, I met a lot of guitar players over the years, who have found themselves in a similar situation as I found myself. Players who always lusted after a classic single cutaway guitar but maybe started playing on an “F” style instrument or to who it just feels a more natural scale length. With the Nautilus it is possible to nail those thick powerful Singlecut sounds while retaining more tonal clarity and note to note separation. The tone is incredibly balanced across the board and allows the inherent resonance of wood to ring through.

The sleek neck-to-body join and unique hand carved heel allow easy access right up to the top frets with no compromise in tone. Although rooted in the classic design I believe the Nautilus is a modern approach to meet the demands of the modern player.

Guide Spec.

  • Honduras mahogany or Swamp Ash body
  • Honduras mahogany neck
  • Rosewood or optional ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl dot inlays
  • Bare Knuckle pickups – (combinations can be chosen by customer request)
  • Gotoh 510 machine heads
  • Tone Pros locking bridge and tail piece
  • 12 inch fingerboard radius
  • Medium Jumbo Jescar fretwire
  • Polyurethane finish or hand rubbed oil finish available
  • Inc case
  • Guide price from £2499

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