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Revival RG-26
named  Editor's Pick for  June  09 Issue of  Guitar  Players Magazine

Review from Guitar Players Magazine June 2009
Specs

Model RG-26

Price $659 retail/$527 street

Neck Mahogany

Nut width 1.69"

Fretboard Rosewood, 25.5" scale

Frets 20

Top Solid spruce

Back Solid mahogany

Sides Solid mahogany

Bridge Rosewood w/compensated bone saddle

Tuners Grover chrome

Electronics N/A

Weight 3.9 lbs

Factory Strings D’Addario EXP

Kudos

A great sounding 00-sized alternative. Solid wood construction. Sweet price.

Concerns

None.

 

Revival RG-26

If you’re looking to get as close as possible to a boutique-grade guitar for minimal cash outlay, it hardly gets better than the RG-26. This small-bodied beauty from Chinese manufacture features all solid woods, a gloss finish, and sweet looking appointments. Running down the list we find neat wooden bindings on the body and neck, inlaid wood back and end stripes, a heel cap and rosewood headstock facing, and a perfectly rendered abalone rosette and fretboard dots. The construction is top notch in all areas, including the inner workings, where we see carefully shaped and sanded scalloped braces, tight joints, and not a stray speck of dust or glue.

Playability-wise, the RG-26 rules thanks to its moderately slim neck, which sports a low action and well-shaped frets with smooth ends. The guitar’s intonation is excellent—thanks in part to the properly cut bone nut and compensated bone saddle—and its acoustic voice is crisp and open with good complexity and presence in the upper mids and highs. The RG-26 has what the company calls a “00 thin body shape,” which, though comfortable to get around on, is a limiting factor to both its volume and projection. But while the RG-26 doesn’t have the low-end mass of a dreadnought- or jumbo-sized instrument (which is something that solo performers tend to look for), it is ideally suited for recording. Slap a good mic on this guitar and revel in the pure and balanced tones that come back at you. Built by people who obviously care about attention to detail, the result speaks for itself and the RG-26 gets an Editors’ Pick Award.
Retail $659   Our price $520



Revival RG-12

Specs
Spruce Top

Rosewood Back and sides
Nato Neck
X-Bracing, Dovetail Neck Joint
Gold diecast tuners
Graphtec Tusq Nut/Saddle
ABS Binding
Pearl Celluloid Rosette
D'addario Strings
Retail $339
Our price  $300




















Revival RG-26






















Revival Guitars
Revival RG-26
named  Editor's Pick for  June  09 Issue of
 Guitar  Players Magazine

Review from Guitar Players Magazine June 2009
Specs

Model RG-26

Price $659 retail/$527 street

Neck Mahogany

Nut width 1.69"

Fretboard Rosewood, 25.5" scale

Frets 20

Top Solid spruce

Back Solid mahogany

Sides Solid mahogany

Bridge Rosewood w/compensated bone saddle

Tuners Grover chrome

Electronics N/A

Weight 3.9 lbs

Factory Strings D’Addario EXP

Kudos

A great sounding 00-sized alternative. Solid wood construction. Sweet price.

Concerns

None.

 

Revival RG-26

If you’re looking to get as close as possible to a boutique-grade guitar for minimal cash outlay, it hardly gets better than the RG-26. This small-bodied beauty from Chinese manufacture features all solid woods, a gloss finish, and sweet looking appointments. Running down the list we find neat wooden bindings on the body and neck, inlaid wood back and end stripes, a heel cap and rosewood headstock facing, and a perfectly rendered abalone rosette and fretboard dots. The construction is top notch in all areas, including the inner workings, where we see carefully shaped and sanded scalloped braces, tight joints, and not a stray speck of dust or glue.

Playability-wise, the RG-26 rules thanks to its moderately slim neck, which sports a low action and well-shaped frets with smooth ends. The guitar’s intonation is excellent—thanks in part to the properly cut bone nut and compensated bone saddle—and its acoustic voice is crisp and open with good complexity and presence in the upper mids and highs. The RG-26 has what the company calls a “00 thin body shape,” which, though comfortable to get around on, is a limiting factor to both its volume and projection. But while the RG-26 doesn’t have the low-end mass of a dreadnought- or jumbo-sized instrument (which is something that solo performers tend to look for), it is ideally suited for recording. Slap a good mic on this guitar and revel in the pure and balanced tones that come back at you. Built by people who obviously care about attention to detail, the result speaks for itself and the RG-26 gets an Editors’ Pick Award.
Retail $659   Our price $520


Revival RG-12
Revival RG-12

Specs
Spruce Top

Rosewood Back and sides
Nato Neck
X-Bracing, Dovetail Neck Joint
Gold diecast tuners
Graphtec Tusq Nut/Saddle
ABS Binding
Pearl Celluloid Rosette
D'addario Strings
Retail $339
Our price  $300


Ukulele

Ukulele Concert PackLANIKAI UKULELES' KOA CONCERT PACK

The Lanikai ukulele pack comes with a well-appointed concert ukulele made of koa with a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, gold-plated die-cast tuning machines, abalone rosette, body binding and fingerboard inlays, a gig bag, clip-on tuner, and instruction booklet. A custom wide bone nut was used to increase the string spacing, making the LKP-C concert ukulele more comfortable for guitarists who are trying out the ukulele for the first time.

List:  $259.99

SALE:  $240.00

S&H (within U.S.):  $20.00




Baroqulele
baroqulele

           Based on the round-back guitar found in Germany, the Baroq-uleles™ are one of the most option-rich lines of instruments we carry. This Concert-sized instrument is based upon a 375mm (14 inche) scale. It features a European spruce soundboard with a four-point rosette design taken from a 17th century lute. The back is a round-back or bowl shape made of staves of chenar (Platanus orientalis) also known as lacewood. The neck is solid sheesham rosewood (Dalbergia sissoo) and features a nut width of 36mm (1 7/16 inches) with a bone nut. This instrument is outfitted with standard friction ukulele tuners. The bridge, also made of sheesham rosewood incorporates a genuine bone saddle. An end-pin strap button is standard. A soft case is included.

        The Baroq-uleles™ come in 3 sizes including Soprano, Concert and Tenor. Each size is graced with its own unique rosette design, each of which is taken from museum examples from the 16th and 17th centuries. In addition to the three sizes, the Baroq-ulele™ is also available with 3 types of woods for the back: sheesham rosewood, lacewood (chenar) or variegated with alternating staves of rosewood and lacewood. Finally, ensuring that you will find an instrument that best fits your needs, these instruments are also available with two types of tuning keys: Baroque-style ebony tuning pegs or standard ukulele friction tuners. All Models are sold separately.
       









UBCCG Baroq-ulele ™, Concert, Lacewood, Tuners $340.00 each
UBCCP Baroq-ulele ™, Concert, Lacewood, Pegs $330.00 each
UBCRG Baroq-ulele ™, Concert, Rosewood, Tuners $350.00 each
UBCRP Baroq-ulele ™, Concert, Rosewood, Pegs $350.00 each
UBCVG Baroq-ulele ™, Concert, Var, Tuners $340.00 each
UBCVP Baroq-ulele ™, Concert, Var, Pegs $330.00 each
UBSCG Baroq-ulele ™, Soprano, Lacewood, Tuners $330.00 each
UBSRG Baroq-ulele ™, Soprano, Rosewood, Tuners $340.00 each
UBSRP Baroq-ulele ™, Soprano, Rosewood, Pegs $330.00 each
UBSVP Baroq-ulele ™, Soprano, Var, Pegs $320.00 each
UBSVG Baroq-ulele ™, Soprano, Var, Tuners $330.00 each
UBTCG Baroq-ulele ™, Tenor, Lacewood, Tuners $350.00 each
UBTCP Baroq-ulele ™, Tenor, Lacewood, Pegs $340.00 each
UBTRG Baroq-ulele ™, Tenor, Rosewood, Tuners $360.00 each
UBTRP Baroq-ulele ™, Tenor, Rosewood, Pegs $350.00 each
UBTVP Baroq-ulele ™, Tenor, Var, Pegs $340.00 each
                                   

Balalaika
balalaika
           Our Balalaika Prima measures approximately 27 inches in length. The scale length is 430 mm. The body has the classical triangular shape. The back is slightly bowed and made with stave construction in two tones of rosewood. The darker back contrasts with the light colored wood of the soundboard.
The Balalaika strings are tuned above middle C to: A, E, E (1st-3rd).
The 1st string is the thinnest, and lays over more frets than the 2nd & 3rd strings. Use a piano or electronic tuner as a reference for tuning. To play, the left hand notes the strings while the index finger of the right hand strums high on the soundboard near the neck. The dark rosewood on the soundboard is decorative but also protects the soundboard from the strumming.

The Balalaika most likely evolved from the Oriental dombra, which is still played in present-day Kazakhstan.  Knowledge of the dombra most likely spread to Russia by Mongol trade and conquest. After undergoing
structural changes, the Balalaika was embraced by Russians. It is said that the Balalaika embodies the Russian people’s character, with its ability to switch from happiness to sadness with ease.  It was common for the peasant ballads, composed for the Balalaika, to irreverently poke fun at the authority of the times. For this reason there were times when the Balalaika was banned by both the Orthodox Church and the State. The instrument enjoyed its greatest folk popularity in the early 18th century.

In the later 19th century the instrument underwent a number of changes, including the adoption of the classic
triangular shape. Reportedly, in the late 19th century, Vassily Vassilievich Andreyev, was responsible for the transition from a folk instrument to a concert instrument. Andreyev’s chamber ensemble, renamed The Great Russian Imperial Balalaika Orchestra, introduced the instrument to cultures outside of Russia.  The Instrument was also carried by the common people when they fled Russia at times of war.




UKTVG Balalaika Ukulele, Gears $270.00 each



Lute-kulele
lutekulele

          Based upon the Renaissance Lute which was prevalent in Europe in the 16th and 17th century, the Lute-kulele™ is one of the sweetest sounding ukuleles in our collection and is ideally suited for classical and fingerstyle music. This Tenor-sized instrument is based upon a 430mm (17 inch) scale and features six strings. The first (A) and third (C) strings are doubled providing a rich full and balanced tone.
         It is played like any normal 4-string ukulele. It features a European spruce soundboard with the famous Leonardo Knot rosette which was a favorite of many Renaissance lute makers. The back is made in the traditional manner of lute-making and is made of staves of lacewood (Platanus orientalus). The neck and pegbox are solid sheesham rosewood and features a bone nut with a width of 37mm (1.5 inches).
          This instrument is outfitted with traditional ebony lute pegs. The bridge is also made of sheesham rosewood. An end-pin strap button is standard and a soft case is included. This instrument is available separately with an all-rosewood back (ULTRL) or a variegated back with alternating staves of rosewood and lacewood (ULTVL)










ULTCL Lute-kulele ™, Tenor, Chenar, Pegs $370.00 each
ULTRL Lute-kulele ™, Tenor, Rosewood, Pegs $380.00 each
ULTVL Lute-kulele ™, Tenor, Variegated, Pegs $370.00 each
     

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