This is a new B-stock guitar from Rivolta featuring chambered mahogany body, German carve mahogany top, bound top and back, two Rivolta Novanta P-90 pickups, two volume controls and one tone control with small black reflector top knobs, three way pickup selector switch, compensated aluminum wraparound bridge, gold Plexi pickguard, set maple neck with C+ profile, bound ebony fingerboard with aged pearloid block inlays and medium jumbo frets, bound peghead with Rivolta logo, Kluson Deluxe vintage style tuners with small oval metal buttons, gold Plexi triangular truss rod cover, Toro Black finish, nickel plated metal hardware, and padded gray Rivolta gig bag. There are several scratches on the back of the body (see photos) and the guitar has been discounted accordingly.
The Combinata VII is a spectacular design from world renowned instrument designer and builder Dennis Fano. This guitar is slightly reminiscent of Fano's RB6 model but with an enlarged body. This guitar has been expertly set up by the Novo Guitars crew in Nashville and the fret work is meticulous. The German carve top and Toro Black finish are extremely attractive. The C+ neck profile feels incredible in hand and plays flawlessly up and down the fingerboard. The compensated wraparound tailpiece gives this guitar a rock solid feel and strengthened tuning stability. This particular guitar is very resonant unplugged and rings like a bell plugged in. The Novanta P-90 pickups are articulate, have tons of tonal options that are accessible with the toggle switch and by simply rolling down the volume and tone knobs. The pickups are very interactive together. The bridge pickup is clear, bell like, and biting and can cut through any mix. The neck pickup is capable of producing incredible bass tones and even getting into Les Paul territory. The tonal qualities combined with the amazing playability make this guitar easily one of our favorite new guitars available today.
We love these Rivolta guitars. They are a creative masterpiece and extremely fun to play. Rivolta guitars are part of Dennis Fano's amazing company Novo Guitars in Nashville, Tennessee (an hour from our shop). Rivolta guitars are built by world class instrument makers MIRR in Korea. Novo builds some of the finest guitars on the planet and we've long been impressed by Dennis Fano's work. We're very pleased to find new homes for guitars from their attractive, well made, affordable Rivolta line.
From Rivolta Guitars: The COMBINATA VII is the evolution of a design with which followers of Dennis Fano should be very familiar. The larger and slightly offset body give the COMBINATA a shapely silhouette and more substantial feel. The chambered mahogany body features a German carve top ( mahogany on solid colors, maple on burst / natural ). The 25″ scale maple set-neck sports a comfortably chunky “Rivolta C+” profile, with 24 medium jumbo frets, bound / full width inlayed fingerboard and a compensated wrap over bridge.
FEATURES & SPECS
- Chambered mahogany body
- German carve top
- Double bound body
- Set maple neck
- Bound ebony fingerboard
- Aged pearloid block inlays
- Bound peghead
- 25” scale – 24 medium jumbo frets
- 12″ fingerboard radius
- 1.687″ nut width
- Rivolta C+ neck profile
- Rivolta “Novanta” P-90 pickups
- Nickel hardware
- Kluson style tuners
- Compensated aluminum wrap over bridge
- Gold plexi pickguard
This is a brand new guitar and the photos are of the instrument listed here for sale (not stock images).