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SOLD!!! Flaxwood Rautia 2HB-T Resonator Guitar, 2012

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The Flaxwood Rautia is an innovative instrument built in a small town in Finland. What makes it unusual is the use of shattered wood with other composites, and injection molding it. They have named the material, and the company, Flaxwood. Our observation has been that composites often have a variety of shortcomings, but Flaxwood seems to have addressed many of them.

This model uses a fairly standard humbucking configuration with a Schaller stop-tailpiece trem, but it also has a unique resonating back plate made from the same composite material as the rest of the guitar. The body has a very pleasing shape, based on classic double cutaway designs but different enough and nicely contoured. Wear is minor, and it looks like when the frets eventually wear out and require replacement, no special measures will be required.

The resonator back plate – also made of flaxwood – is an interesting addition. It adds a considerable amount of resonance and liveliness to the guitar’s tone and response, though not in the same way that an acoustic reso-phonic guitar’s resonator does.

Here is what Flaxwood says about the Rautia HB2-T model:

” Humbucker performance without limitations!   A versatile axe for the all-around player, named after Flaxwood master luthier Veijo Rautia. Equipped with Seymour Duncan Custom 5 and Jazz humbuckers, the Flaxwood Rautia delivers, be your calling rock, blues or jazz. “

A black molded case is included.


 

Price: $1300 CAD
  • Model: Rautia 2HB-T
  • Year: 2012
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 0508414
  • Country of Origin: Finland
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 20/06/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Scale Length: 647.7mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 43.5mm 1.71in
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