DISCO VOLANTE

Strange name for a guitar you say? Not for us at Tao Guitars by John and Serge. The reference to the Italian automobile design had so far not yet found it into our line. And it’s now something done. But why “Disco Volante” then..?… ​We pay a certain interest to any adventurous designs of people who attain respect in their desire not to play it easy by following the trends. In 1952, Alfa Romeo set the new aesthetical & aerodynamic landmark of the time with a Touring Carrozzeria Superleggera design called Disco Volante (Italian for “flying saucer”); his lines prefiguring the iconic jaguar type E by almost 10 years. An anniversary version came out in 2012, designed by Louis de Fabribeckers, head of design for Carrozzeria Touring, and a fellow Belgian as well. Our Disco Volante guitar is also our desire to reconnect ourselves with the genesis of what was once call the “Electric Spanish” guitar– the first ES guitar/non-cutaway body shape, and give it a ticket for the new century; creating a mix of cutting edge styling and old world craftsmanship. A toneful object of design.

Specifications

BODY: 2 pieces Hollow body spanish cedar or mahogany

TOP: maple or alpine spuce
NECK: quatuor grade quarter sawn Spanish cedar, carbon bars reinforced, custom proprietary two way single bar Titanium truss rod by KTS / neck shape asymmetrical 21.5-22mm @1st fret
SCALE: 24/3/4"″
RADIUS: 12″
FINGERBOARD: rosewood or ebony
PICKUPS: 2 "Double D" humbucker pickups (splitable)
ELECTRONICS: CTS pots with 2 Master volume, Master tone, Balance pot, 3 position switch
TUNERS: Schertler satin finish
FRET MARKERS: Side dots (white or black) with alu ring or Gauge panel design
BRIDGE: ABM Aluminum or brass wraparound brushed finish
FRETS: Tao progressive fretting
FINISH: satin matt or Gloss finish
GIGBAG: Mono "Vertigo" deluxe gig bag

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Prices

with ABM 3021 wraparound : 5775€ (excl VAT/ non-EU)

                                                 6990€ EU (with 21% VAT)