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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.


Bodymaterial: ash
Finish: acrylic varnish


Join: neckthrough
Material: mahagony
Finish:acrylic varnish
Scale: 25.5 inch (648 mm)
Fretboard: maple
Radius: 12 inch
Trussrod: double action
Number of frets: 24
Nut: bone
Nutwide: 42 mm (1.650 inch)


Bridge: hardtail with six sadles
Tuners: Gotoh 1x6
Strings: Dunlop (.010 - .046)


Bridge pickup: Wilkinson humbucker
Controls: CTS pots 1x volume, 1x tone