The stunning new generation Rapier 33 is a product design from Alan Entwistle, the UK genius guitar designer responsible for a host of successful guitar lines and accessories. This legendary guitar served countless up and coming 60's British Beat groups and helped launch the careers of many guitarists in the 60's and 70's. Whilst Entwistle has successfully retained all the glorious charms and visual characteristics of the original'legendary' Rapier 33, significant and meticulous attention has been made within hardware upgrades, construction and playability for this fabulous new model.Selected specifically for its natural sonic characteristics, Okoume, from Central Africa, is the chosen tonewood for the body, whilst for speed, comfort and accuracy, the 4-bolt, soft'C' profiled neck with fully adjustable truss rod, is now crafted from hard rock Canadian maple, with a 12in radius rosewood fingerboard, fitted with 23 medium jumbo frets (including zero fret). For accurate intonation, tuning stability and perfect return to pitch from the original vibrato design, the exciting new Rapier 33 now features a smooth, friction-free, precision cut 43mm nut, Wilkinson machine heads and high spec'd roller bridge. With a 3 ply scratchplate, immaculate Fiesta Red finish and new Rapier headstock logo, this guitar does indeed look visually very impressive. Stunning looks aside, modern upgrades also include pickups, internal wiring and controls which have all experienced Entwistle's magical touch. A trio of Entwistle low noise EWR64 mini-humbucker pickups, with exceptional tonal response, balanced output and clarity are now installed and, when used in conjunction with the'Bass Cut' switch, delivers that classic and much-loved 60's jangle. "Both Volume and Tone controls are wired with 500k pots, linear and log respectively, " says Alan And, with jazz and blues players in mind, the Tone control includes a 0.015. Cap which retains clarity when wound back, whilst also delivering that classic, rich response when played with overdrive or distortion. Now with upgraded hardware, exceptional playability and performance, the new generation Rapier 33, will not only evoke nostalgic memories for old-school players and collectors, it's also the professional choice for Britains new young talent. Gear News talks to Alan Entwhistle about the new generation Rapier 33 HERE.
Body - Left Hand: Original double-cutaway solid body featuring Okoume, a central African tonewood chosen specifically for its warmth, depth and high-end clarity. Vibrato: Original Rapier Hi Lo design smooth action vibrato system, with chrome finish. Pickups: 3 Alan Entwistle low-noise EWR64 mini-humbucker pickups, delivering exceptional tonal response, balance output and clarity. Two Volume Controls and a Tone control.Machine heads: 6-inline Wilkinson WJN-05 machine heads provide simple, effective action for maximum tuning stability. Neck: 4 bolt hard rock Canadian maple with soft'C' profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
Fingerboard: 12 radius rosewood fingerboard, fitted with 23 medium jumbo frets (including zero fret). Frets: 23 - including zero fret. Medium profile for added comfort, accuracy and an overall positive feel.
Nut: Precision cut, friction-free 43mm nut. Headstock: Classic design with new generation Rapier logo. The RapierT 33 is a collaboration between Alan Entwhistle and JHS. Any tracking information will be provided upon dispatch of the order.Should we find that a product is unavailable upon receipt of your order we will contact you to advise of any delays. Where such services are available all orders will benefit from auto enrolment in the services. Certain goods, such as special order goods personalized and modified items or goods ordered to your own specification, sealed goods such as instrument strings or cleaning products are not supplied on our usual approval terms. Since 1958 Ivor Mairants Musicentre has been a supreme specialist guitar store. Home to some of the best brands in the world our sixty year reputation is your guarantee of true satisfaction. On 31st December 2019, the lease on the iconic Central London storefront ended and sadly, at the close of business on Saturday 14th December 2019 the Musicentre storefront in Rathbone Place, London closed for business. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & DJ Equipment\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "ivormairantsmusicentre" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam.