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Skervesen Raptor 6 Guitar, Black Burst
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Skervesen Raptor 6 Guitar, Black Burst

Poplar Burl Top, Black Limba Body, Ebony Fretboard, Bare Knuckle Pickups, Flight Case Included

Condition: New


Out of stock


Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is very proud to offer up this Skervesen Raptor guitar with a beautifully wild poplar burl top in a brooding trans black burst finish. This one's also very cool because the body is made out of black limba which is a bit of a holy grail of tonewoods but not used all that often anymore because it's difficult to work with for most luthiers. Think along the lines of a more refined and improved mahogany tone, essentially.

This Skervesen Raptor is very appropriately named. The guitar is aggressive and super fast to play. 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. 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.

There's enough mid-range in the Bare Knuckle pickups to keep your tone punchy and defined, even when heavily saturated with distortion. The beautiful black limba body provides a very tight and punchy mid-range, ensuring that you'll never be bogged down with a muddy tone. The neck is slim, thin, and lightning fast. The fretwork is immaculate and allows for extreme bends without fretting out, two-handed tapping without exhausting your fingers, lightning-fast shredding up and down the neck, and chugging rhythms. The heel is contoured for easy access to those upper frets so you can really get as high up on the neck as you need to.

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. This one also comes with a heavy-duty flight case that is virtually bullet-proof and lets you take your Skervesen with you anywhere you want to go, even if you have to fly.

Manufacturer's Description

The Raptor 6 is the most popular model in the Skervesen line - a  versatile instrument of classic design.

This guitar features a Black Limba body with 5A poplar burl top, Jescar stainless frets, Bare Knuckle pickups, and ebony fingerboard. A heavy-duty flight 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 Pickups: The Nailbomb

The Nailbomb humbucker is the perfect synergy of old-school and modern rock tones in a high output humbucker.

From hot, fat blues rock through to aggressive thrash, the Nailbomb explodes with a strong and commanding voice. Contemporary players will take advantage of the full bore reaction of the pickup on full tilt; older school players will enjoy the range of classic tones and response using the volume pot to clean up.

The default Alnico V magnet offers up a huge, deep bottom end with rich, throaty mid range and warm highs. The Nailbomb neck humbucker has a woody and bright character when used clean; add overdrive and the tone tightens up for a focused and precise attack. 



  • Model: Raptor 6
  • Color: Black Burst
  • Top: Poplar Burl
  • Body: Black Limba


  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Neck: 5-Piece Maple + Wenge
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Fretboard Radius: 14" - 18" Compound Radius
  • Frets: 24, Stainless Steel, Jescar 57110
  • Nut: Graph Tech Black TUSQ
  • Inlays: Luminlay Fretboard and Side (glow-in-the-dark)


  • Pickups: Bare Knuckle Nailbomb Set
  • Controls: Volume
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle


  • Bridge: Hipshot Hard Tail
  • Tuners: Hipshot Open-Gear Locking
  • Straplocks: Dunlop Dual Design
  • Hardware Finish: Black
  • Case: Heavy Duty Flight Case
  • Serial #: 17870
  • Instrument Weight: 6.3 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Skervesen. This Raptor 6 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, tested, set up, and cleaned all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.


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Is your instrument just not doing it for you? We understand and we absolutely want you to be thrilled with any gear that you buy from If you're not happy with your order, you can return it to us at no charge within 30 days of delivery.

  • Customers outside the continental USA must pay their own return shipping and are responsible for all applicable taxes and fees.
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  • Contact MSL at or (866) 256-5725 to begin the return process. You can request a refund, store credit, or exchange.
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  • Ship the item back to us in its original packaging using the provided return label.
  • Customer is responsible for returning the item to Music Store Live in its original condition.
  • A refund or exchange will be issued within 3 business days from our receipt of the returned item.
  • All returns will go through a technical inspection and are subject to a restocking fee if the item is not returned in its original condition. Restocking fee to be determined by MSL.

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