Evolutionary design makes the guitar more ergonomic and improves balance.
The first step in bringing the COMBINATA to life was to enlarge the body, and give the shape movement by adding a slight offset.
The shape of the plexi pickguard harkens back to the 1954 original, but it is less obtrusive, with its edge tracing the edge of the carve.
Inspired by a legendary designer and luthier.
The striking full-width block inlays on the COMBINATA were inspired by the ones seen on guitars made in the 60’s under the “Roger” moniker. These were guitars designed and built by Roger Rossmeisl, who was responsible for some of the more iconic and interesting designs (including the Combo) produced by U.S. guitar manufacturers from the 50’s until the early 70’s.
Where the inlays stopped at the 15th fret on the originals, the rosewood fingerboard of the COMBINATA is inlaid all the way up to the 24th fret with mother-of-pearl blocks.