Following up on the success of the COMBINATA and MONDATA comes the latest addition to the Rivolta family: The REGATA VII. The tradition of offering fresh takes on classics continues with this sleek, offset semi-hollowbody design from Dennis Fano.
Designed with comfort and playability in mind, the REGATA VII features a mahogany frame and weight-relieved mahogany center-block sandwiched between a pressed maple top & back. The comfortable chunky C+ profile mahogany neck feels great in the hand and the 25” scale offers optimal string tension. The 24 medium jumbo frets offer an extended range rarely seen on the semi-hollowbody platform.
The result of these design elements is an extremely lightweight, versatile instrument. A pair of our PAF inspired “Brevetto” humbuckers offer familiar, vintage inspired tones perfectly suited to genres ranging from jazz to blues, rock and beyond.
Other features include our new 2-tier peghead design, , signature vintage perloid inlays and custom designed f-holes highlighting elements from the Rivolta logo.
FEATURES & SPECS
- pressed maple top & back
- mahogany frame & centre-block
- double bound body
- set mahogany neck
- bound ebony fingerboard
- aged perloid block inlays
- 2-tier peghead
- 25” scale – 24 medium jumbo frets
- 12″ fingerboard radius
- 1.687″ nut width
- Rivolta C+ neck profile
- 2 x Rivolta “Brevetto" humbuckers, vol, tone & 3-way switch
- nickel hardware
- Kluson style tuners
- Nashville tunomatic steel saddle bridge
- 3-ply black pickguard
- Rivolta Premium Soft Case: INCLUDED
"...the Regata perfectly straddles the divide between modern practicality and vintage tone. It seems to be something that’s bread and butter for Dennis Fano, but few other contemporary electric guitar designers manage this."
Classic PAF inspired tones with a thick midrange and slightly hotter output that is quick to breakup. Our proprietary, Alnico V ‘Brevetto’ humbuckers are wound to Dennis Fano’s specifications.
RIVOLTA "C+ NECK
Designed with comfort in mind, the Rivolta C+ profile is reminiscent of early 60’s F style guitars, but a little more substantial. The result is a neck that feels comfortably chunky, yet very easy to play.
Unlike traditional Semi-Hollow body guitars, the Regata VII features a hollowed mahogany core. This construction technique keeps the instrument lightweight and extremely resonant.
The Regata is the first in the Rivolta line to feature this two-tier headstock design and 6-line tuners. This aesthetic harkens back to some of Dennis Fano's earliest work, and allows for a straight string pathway behind the nut.