Our single-cut guitar, the ‘Smith,’ pays homage to the timeless designs of Ted McCarty and Paul Reed Smith, with a dash of Valiant sprinkled on top. We meticulously carved out ergonomic contours for unparalleled comfort. Retaining the original 24.75” scale and a 12” radius ebony fingerboard, we took it to the next level with our features.
Yes, we are putting the neck as a separate feature. Since the neck is the first contact point and one of the most important parts to tweak to your liking, we tried to enhance this experience as much as possible. We started with laminate necks due to enhanced rigidity, consisting of at least five pieces. On top of that, we reinforced it with steel rods to ensure maximum stability without going radical on materials. Our volute serves not only as the reinforcement of the 14-degree angled headstock but also as a decorative element, continuing the most stable geometric figure – the triangle.
Comfort carves are not considered traditional elements. There’s a hint of chunkiness, which goes away when comfort carves are introduced. In our humble opinion, we tried to introduce comfort while retaining the feeling of materiality, rigidity, and substance.
SWIFT-RS TOM bridge is not only our vision of the traditional bridge and tailpiece setup, but we also tried to implement some important features, such as bell-bronze saddles to enhance tonal transfer and quality, and increased saddle travel to ensure proper intonation down to Drop B. We developed our TOM assembly to eliminate the need to feed your coated string through a traditional tailpiece to save it for longer playability.
We are talking about notched knobs made of duralumin with wooden pointers, pickup rings made of duralumin, bell-bronze adjustable nut, and duralumin backplate. We tried to sprinkle that fairy powder on top to make sure nothing is left without attention.
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