NAMM2016 If you’ve got a spare $85k to spend, we’ve got just the piece of gear for you! We heard about the Sauvage Guitar shortly before NAMM, and couldn’t wait to see it in-person; a one-piece guitar crafted from a selected piece of ash olive burl, a very special wood that deserves unique treatment. To get the best from this outstanding wood, the “One-Piece Master” is carved out in one single piece. The uncompromising construction method has been pushed to its limits with a “through body” fingerboard that literally becomes the soundboard of the instrument. The concave body and soundboard of the “One-Piece Master” create a reverberation chamber that gives the instrument unequaled sustain and a unique resonance.
Olive ash burl is a relatively lightweight wood, and sonically it delivers a very pleasing balance of brightness and warmth. The flamed maple wood of the “through body” fingerboard is prized for its bright tone and great sustain.
The neck is reinforced with 4 titanium rods ensuring neck stability and superior playing comfort. The titanium is lighter, stronger and resonates better than a classic steel truss rod for richer tones across the frequency spectrum.
The “One-Piece Master” breaks with convention at every step of the construction process: the neck angle has never been seen before on a one-piece instrument, making the “One-Piece Master” an astonishing engineering achievement.
It’s no understatement to call the first Sauvage Guitars’ instrument a masterpiece.
See photos and specs of this super-guitar below!
100+ year old olive ash burl wood
More than 35 years of drying
Moisture content down to 7%
First one-piece guitar featuring a neck angle
Concave body construction with reverberation chamber
Strings through body
“Through body” fingerboard / soundboard
Scale length: 24’75”
Width at nut: 43mm
Neck profile: standard thin
Mammoth fossil horn nut
Bridge shaped from solid Damascuss steel billet
Photo-luminescent Cristallium® plate
Open gear Kluson tuner with custom buttons shaped from solid fortal
Knobs silver plated, shaped from solid fortal
Etched “Sauvage” logo silver plated
Two Sauvage Guitars custom wood pickups
Bridge output: 13.8K ohm
Neck output: 7.8K ohm
Polished 500ko Emerson Pro CTS pots
Individual bridge pickup
Individual neck pickup
One master tone
Russian paper-in-oil capacitors
Custom made magnet-locked back plate
Body natural finish
Top & Headstock Facel Vega’s “Tudor Gray”
Original piece of olive ash burl wood
“Levitation” display stand