Rafal Turkowiak "Queen of Guitars" OM, Macassar Ebony & Cedar - Pre-Owned

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"The Queen of Guitars is made from the highest-grade woods, giving it a unique, beautiful sound."

Though Polish luthier Rafal Turkowiak's instruments come in familiar forms and shapes, they sport a dizzying array of unique patented innovations, all carefully designed and implemented to maximize the tonal output of the master-grade tonewoods he uses. For the top, he's selected western red cedar, providing warmth and depth on a guitar body that's well-suited to fingerstyle and solo playing. The back and sides of Macassar ebony sport what Rafal calls "High-Tech Press", essentially giving the back a violin-like curve, and resulting in "15-20% increased acoustic properties" and adding greater stability.

If you look closely, you'll also note the Acoustic Tubes in the neck, which increase sustain, and the holes in the bridge, which reduces mass and allows for further vibration of the soundboard. Most notable to the player, though, might be the asymmetric neck with compensated neck profile. Starting off with a comfortable C-profile near the nut, it flattens out as you get closer to the body, allowing for easier access to those notes on the dusty end.

This guitar is in excellent, very clean condition, and comes in its original hard case, with a certificate of authenticity and warranty card from the builder.

  • Model: OM
  • Top: Western red cedar
  • Back and sides: Macassar ebony with High-Tech Press
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony, with drilled holes
  • Bindings and bevel: Ebony
  • Saddle and nut material: Natural bone
  • Finish: Highly resonant, anti-static varnish, hand-polished, high gloss
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • Special features: Acoustic Tubes inside neck
  • Case: Original hard case
  • Serial number: 362
  • Year of build: 2021

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