Our First C.F. Holcomb Kodiak Arrives
We’re very excited to be welcoming CF Holcomb’s incredible craftsmanship into our showroom with the Kodiak Resonator in all Maple. While honing his craft over the last decade in his home state of California, Holcomb was fortunate to be mentored by California luthier legends such as Scott Walker, Rick Turner, Jeff Traugott, and Richard Hoover of Santa Cruz Guitar Company. Throughout his years of training, he has implemented the wisdom and techniques from these builders, while developing his methodology in parallel.
The result of CF Holcomb’s mastery is a unique line of instruments filled with inspired aesthetics, versatile tonality, and addictive playability. The Kodiak Resonator that just arrived at our showroom stands as a shining example of his work. Its striking figured Maple top, back, and sides, give this resonator a distinct aesthetic, and voice, that sets it apart, while still maintaining sonic relevancy that can fit into playing style. Its construction and design are indeed one of a kind, and we can’t wait to see more from this incredible builder.
The Kodiak is unique to the resonator world in the sense that it is built like an acoustic guitar. The top and back have a radius and the sides are tapered just like an acoustic guitar. The radiused top is the key to solving most of the issues with traditional resonators which are really built more like a speaker cabinet rather than a guitar.
With the two degree neck angle, the action can be much lower and more consistent. Chris builds the necks backwards (from the heal up) to guarantee that the intonation is right every time. The radius also allows him to make the top and back much thinner which allows the instrument's tone to be influenced by the tonewood used. The Kodiak has a 25.5" scale length and comes with a custom made Righteous Sound single coil pickup, Rubner Tuners, and all brass hardware.
- Top, back and sides: Maple
- Binding: Maple with custom black/maple/black purling
- Bracing: X Brace/post
- Neck: African Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Headstock: Slotted
- Overlays: MapleFrets: Evo Gold
- Side Dots: Brass
- Scale Length: 25.5”
- Tuners: Brass with Ebony Buttons by Rubner
- Coverplate: Brass Lyre
- Tailpiece: Brass
- Pickup: Righteous sound single coil with brass ring and Maple cover
- Controls: Volume, tone
- Knobs: Ebony
- Calton Case
If you'd like to find out more about this C.F. Holcomb, please get in touch with us by calling +1 615 383 8947 or +44 (0) 207 835 5597 or by emailing us here.