Music Store Live is very proud to offer up this Skervesen 7-string Raptor guitar with a beautifully and uniquely figured poplar burl top along with a gorgeous pau ferro fretboard!
This Skervesen Raptor is very appropriately named. The guitar is aggressive and super fast to play. If you're not careful, it could just bite your head off... But if you can channel the power of a true beastmaster, then all it has to offer will be at your fingertips. Blazing lead licks up and down the fretboard are a real breeze while complicated chord shapes are still easy to get every note to ring out perfectly. Even if this is your first foray into the world of extended range guitars, you're likely to feel right at home on this bad boy.
Let's not kid ourselves here, this is a shredder's axe through and through! Sure, it can handle a variety of playing styles, but it's begging to hit the front end of your amp hard and scorch the big stage. A simple control layout and gorgeous aesthetics round out this incredible sounding guitar. Whether you're lighting it up on the big stage or just jamming with friends, this guitar will impress both visually and with its killer tone.
The Raptor is the most popular model in the Skervesen line - a versatile instrument of classic design.
This guitar features an ash body with an eye poplar top, Jescar stainless frets, Bare Knuckle pickups, and a gorgeous ziricote fingerboard. A Hiscox case is included so you can keep your guitar protected from scratches and dings when you're not playing it. It's also covered by a 2-year warranty!
Bare Knuckle Black Hawk Humbuckers
The Black Hawk humbuckers have a radical look for a radical pickup. You’ll find all the power and clarity of an active with all the tone and dynamics of a passive.
The Black Hawk humbuckers were designed in response to players' demands for a pickup that embodied the transparency and output of an active, with the character and wide dynamic control of a passive, all without the hassle of batteries. Each coil has a pair of specially annealed nickel plated steel blades which transfer the magnetism to the strings evenly across the width of the coil for perfect string to string balance.
Although on paper the DC resistance is moderate, the specially designed coils and blades, along with the custom calibrated magnets, are capable of huge amounts of power but never at the expense of dynamics. The combination of coil size and winding technique ensure the Black Hawk humbuckers remain extremely reactive to pick attack and changes to the volume pot.
Low notes have excellent depth and track extremely quickly. High notes remain strong and full no matter how high on the neck, and have broad mids with solid highs. Clarity throughout all frequencies is exceptional without ever sounding harsh or clinical. The combination of ceramic (or Alnico V) powered bridge and Alnico V powered neck creates a vast palette of contemporary tones suitable for playing styles as varied as fusion to extreme metal.
These coils are scatter-wound by hand with 42AWG Heavy Formvar wire and then powered by a trio of ceramic magnets for the bridge humbucker and Alnico V magnet for the neck humbucker.
- Model: Raptor 7
- Color: Red Burst
- Top Wood: Poplar Burl
- Body Wood: Ash
- Construction: Set Neck
- Fretboard: Pau Ferro
- Neck: 5-Piece Mahogany-Wenge-Maple
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Frets: 24, Jescar 57110 Stainless Steel
- Inlays: Tangent Curve Luminlay Dots
- Side Dots: Luminlay (glow-in-the-dark)
- Pickups: Bare Knuckle Black Hawk Set
- Controls: Volume
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Bridge: Hipshot Hardtail
- Tuners: Gotoh 510 Locking
- Strap Buttons: Dunlop Sraplocks
- Color: Black
- Skervesen Heavy Duty Flight Case
- 2-Year Skervesen Warranty
- Serial #: 29512
- Instrument Weight: 7.6 lbs.
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Skervesen. This Raptor 7 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.
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