RENAISSANCE
STEEL STRING

These guitars reproduce full-frequency acoustic tone for recording and performing.
Pictured: RS6-STD
The thinline body is built like a fine acoustic guitar, but with an added mahogany center block to cut feedback. A Turner Timberline piezo bridge pickup feeds full-spectrum signals to an 18-volt D-TAR Wavelength pre-amp.

ACOUSTICALLY
SOUND design

Constructed like true acoustic instruments, with bent sides and a braced tone wood top and back, the Renaissance series truly represents the best way to achieve acoustic tone plugged in.

The construction feature that sets our instruments apart is the Western Red Cedar center block that prevents feedback and yet provides an acoustically live foundation for the D-TAR Wavelength preamp and Turner Timberline pickup system.

D-TAR PREAMP

All Renaissance Series instruments feature D-TAR Wavelength, 18-volt preamp and our own Turner Timberline coaxial piezo pick-up system which produces a full-frequency amplified acoustic tone. Our unique instruments are perfect for recording and live performance under any conditions, and they have proven roadworthy around the world. READ MORE BELOW

COMPARE MODELS

 
DELUXE
STANDARD
SPECIAL
Finish
DELUXE
Full Gloss
STANDARD
Satin with Gloss top
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Satin
Top
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Best grade Cedar, Walnut, Cherry or Redwood tops
STANDARD
Cedar or AA Redwood
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Mahogany
Back & Sides
DELUXE
Nicer Walnut, Cherry, Acacia or Figured Maple
STANDARD
Mahogany, (Walnut, Acacia or Cherry when available)
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Mahogany
Binding
DELUXE
Rope or Hemp purfling around top
STANDARD
Tops bound in Black, Tortoise, or Ivoroid
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None
Neck Wood
DELUXE
Mahogany
STANDARD
Mahogany
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Mahogany
Fingerboard
DELUXE
Rosewood
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Rosewood
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Rosewood
Peghead
DELUXE
Veneer matches back and sides if Cedar or Redwood, top if a hardwood
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Black veneer
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Black veneer
Tuning Machines
DELUXE
Gotoh Delta 510
STANDARD
Planet Waves AutoTrim
SPECIAL
Planet Waves AutoTrim
Electronics - We use a D-TAR Timberline pickup system that features a coaxial piezo polymer pickup element mounted in a curve bottomed slot in the bridge with a bone or carbon fiber saddle transferring the string pressure variations from vibrations into the pickup which transduces those vibrations into an electrical signal. Because the pickup senses 360 degrees around it’s core, you get both direct string sound as well as the warmth of the wood of the body. Pickup installation is all about location, location, location, as well as the exact geometry of the saddle/pickup/bridge interfaces, and we have taken great care to optimize installation including tilting the saddle back at an angle of 7 degrees to better split the “break angle” of the string as it goes over the saddle and down into the body.
That pickup signal is matched to an 18 volt preamp which provides a bit of a signal boost as well as conditioning the pickup impedance to run down long cables and match the input characteristics of typical amplifiers. Earlier instruments used two 9 Volt batteries; newer ones use two “AA” cells with a 6X voltage multiplier circuit to achieve the same headroom as with the two 9 volt batteries.

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Renaissance

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