This is a guitar I have dreamed of making for a long time. I wanted to design a classic elegant hollow body style guitar that took the Nautilus concept one step further.
These hollow bodies are built to the same size and dimensions as the Nautilus solid bodies but with two large hollow chambers either side of a solid centre block. The tops are also carved both inside and out to an even thickness. These factors combine to give an exceptionally resonant guitar that doesn’t suffer from common feedback issues.
Acoustically, from the first strum you can already hear the rich sustain and warm resonance. Amplified, these guitars can comfortably cover an enormous range of tones. From warm soulful jazz,through blues rock, all the way to being able to handle large amounts of gain.
Incorporating the “F” style 25.5″ (648mm) scale length on this kind of instrument gives a unique voice where you will find a blend of tight bass response, clear articulation across all strings, sustain and power with a very open harmonically rich tone.
I hope you will find these Nautilus hollowbody guitars a light weight versatile classic full of timeless tones.
- Highly figured maple top
- Honduras mahogany or Swamp Ash body
- Honduras mahogany or figured maple neck
- Ebony or rosewood fingerboard with a choice of fingerboard inlays
- Bare Knuckle pickups
- Gotoh 510 machine heads
- Tone Pros locking bridge and tail piece
- Single bound body
- 12 inch fingerboard radius
- Medium Jumbo Jescar fretwire
- polyurethane finish
- Inc case
- Guide price £4999
* Options list to follow shortly
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