This will be our third Kodiak Resonator to arrive from C.F Holcomb guitars, based in Santa Cruz, California. The first two Kodiak's we received blew us away so not only have we ordered another, but we've also gone for the holy grail of tone-woods, of course, Brazilian Rosewood.
Chris Holcomb's experience and roots in lutherie, including teaching from Richard Hoover, Rick Turner, Jeff Traugott and Scott Walker, greatly inspires his builds today. The Kodiak Model is incredibly unique (when it comes to resonators) as it is build similarly to an acoustic guitar. The top and back are radiuses and the sides are tapered in the same way an acoustic guitar is.
With the two-degree neck angle, the action can be much lower and stay consistent.. The necks are built from the heel up (backwards) to guarantee that the intonation is right every time. The radius also allows Chris 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, Rodgers Tuners, and all brass hardware.
This guitar is due to be completed in December 2021.
- Top: European Spruce
- Back and Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
- Binding: Brazilian Rosewood
- Purfling: Black/Koa/Black
- Back Strip: Yes
- Bracing: X-Post
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood
- Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood
- Headstock: Slotted
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Tuners: Rodgers
- Bridge: Spider
- Tailpiece: Brass
- Etching: Yes
- Patina: Yes
- Pickup: Righteous sound Kodiak single coil
- Pickup Cover: Brazilian Rosewood
- Controls: Volume, Tone
- Finish: High Gloss Nitrocellulose
- Case: Calton