Crimson Descendant Raw Series Holey Yew
Crimson Descendant Raw Series in Holey Yew with Wenge Neck
- Made in UK
- Top quality handcrafted instrument
- Handwound Crimson Classic Hooker pickups
- Premium specification material and components throughout
- Includes moulded Crimson Hiscox hardcase
- Serial No. PR0102
The Raw Series is the culmination of a decade and a half of guitar building and design; brought to life with some of the most modern 3D CAD and CNC technologies. This allows Crimson to produce them at an incredibly competitive price and with amazing quality consistency, but with the added heart and soul derived from the hand finishing, courtesy of Crimson’s experienced nuthiers. Each guitar featuring stunning woods, top quality components, and British craftsmanship at its best. From a quality and specification standpoint these Raw Series instruments from Crimson Guitars in Dorset are in the same league as Custom Shop output from the big American manufacturers, at prices equivalent to mass produced guitars. The shape is familiar but different, and the twin humbucker pickup configuration is tried and trusted – you can see the influences behind these guitars – but, boy, do they have their own character. Each guitar is complete one-off with it’s own unique wood grain or knotting. Only the best tone woods are used in Raw Series guitars – often reclaimed timber and pieces of beautiful wood that due to their distinctive aesthetics would otherwise go to waste.
In this example, the guitar has a 40mm yew body complete with a natural hole that has been spectacularly built into the design of the guitar – the way the bridge and string ferrule bar straddles the hole, allowing you to glimpse the inner heart of the guitar is an inspired piece of luthiery you just wouldn’t see on a mass produced guitar. The comfortable C-shape neck (with twin carbon dual-action trussrod) and backplates are from wenge (sometimes known as African rosewood). The 12” radius fretboard is dark ebony, with 22 frets and Crimson signature hollow aluminium tube dot markers. Top grade materials and components are used throughout – selected with the care and attention you’d expect from the Crimson folks. Grainger hardtail bridge with brass saddles, Bourns pots, handwound Crimson Classic Hooker pickups (with coil split function), Alpha switches, Switchcraft jack socket and string ferrules, Jescar medium jumbo frets, carbon fibre nut and Gotoh locking tuners – these are seriously well equipped instruments!