The Raphus model is one of the first models I designed. I was looking for the shapes and lines of the exotic surf guitars from the 60s. I wanted to give this guitar that vibe. The zeitgeist of, let’s say the 60s, can be conveyed through the choice of colour. Befriended guitar builders jokingly called the guitar on the design drawings “an unfortunate little bird”. Hence the name Raphus, the Latin name for the dodo, was given. There is no bird as unfortunate as the Dodo. No wonder, the Dodo is extinct.