INSPIRATION

SILHOUETTE

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.

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INLAYS

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.

Design Timeline

1954

The Combo model is introduced

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Produced during the infancy of the electric guitar, the Combo featured a German carved top, a single horseshoe pickup like those used in lap-steels of that era, controls mounted on a metal pickguard, and a large metal plate to cover the rear routing cavity.

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2006

Dennis Fano completes the RB prototype

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The guitar retains the compact body size of the original and features all Korina construction, with a 22-fret bolt-on neck with rosewood fingerboard, dot inlays and 6 inline peghead, a single dogear P-90, and an adjustable tailpiece. The German carve extends from the upper horn to just below the pickguard.
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2016

The Rivolta Combinata is released

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The Combinata features a larger, slightly offset body with full German carved top, fully bound chambered mahogany body, bound 25″ scale – 24 fret maple neck, full width pearloid inlays, and a pair of P-90 pickups.
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