Ignore the blurry headstock in this shot. I couldn't get the guitar to stand still.
This is one of my all-time favorites and the guitar that really focused my approach to guitar design. During the development of the DonnaKay, I became even more conscious of working within limitations to create an original that would hopefully be accepted by the die-hard players of a couple very specific guitars. And while wanting to produce an instrument that suited those folks, I ached to throw in some lines that were a little more dynamic... to create a classic that looked like it could flat move.
Pickupcentral.com calls it "the one with the built-in motion."
I've dubbed it the DonnaKay Nashville, because it's headed for Nashville to work.
The two photos above really capture the character, color, and quality of this guitar.
This contour gauge illustrates the actual asymmetrical neck carve, just like the neck shape of the Orpheus. It's extremely comfortable with the main mass shifted toward the low-E side of the neck to fit a real person's hand.
chambered cherry with bookmatched maple top
Neck: cherry w/ 10-degree 6 in-line
headstock w/ maple veneer, dual-action trussrod, graphite rod reinforcement
Fretboard: rosewood, 22 frets, 12" radius
Pickups: Seymour Duncan
and tone w/3-way pickup selector
chrome hardtail Strat-style
Tuners: Planet Waves
Finish: lacquer top for a nice deep glossy luster over the
aniline dyes and Tru-Oil back and neck.
This particular guitar is reserved, but a similarly constructed, finished, and outfitted DonnaKay is priced at $5200, including hardshell case.
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