Bohemian Classic

A Red Special forged through solid old school luthiery

The Bohemian Classic is the perfect choice for those guitarists who are looking for a war machine on the stage without sacrificing at all that famous tone and feeling of the Red Special, its old school construction and the premium materials are the perfect combo to achieve this goal.

Information

Body wood: mahogany, chambered body

Neck wood: quarter-sawn 1-piece mahogany

Fretboard wood: african ebony

Nut: self-lubricant black TUSQ

Tuners: Gotoh SG381 with white pearloid

Bridge: Wilkinson roller bridge 

Tremolo: stainless steel tremolo Carpinteri design, mint green trem arm tip

Pickups:  original Burns Vintage Tri-Sonic

Electronics: 6 Switchcraft switches ON/OFF and PHASE, CTS pots

Color: Original vintage red

Case: Hiscox BM shaped hard case

Body depth: 40 mm

Neck thickness at nut: 27,3 mm

Neck thickness at 12th fret: 30,2 mm 

Nut width: 46 mm

Neck width at 24th fret: 55,5 mm

Radius: 14″

Scale: 24″

Number of frets: 24

Frets: Dunlop 6130

Zero fret: Stainless steel 6105

Neck Joint: set-in

Plastics: 3 mm black perspex

Finish: Thin Nitro lacquer

  • Thinner neck (- 3 mm)
  • Green or natural 
  • Gotoh SG381 Magnum Lock
  • Pickup rings and polished pickguard edges
  • Burns BM signature Tri-Sonic pickups
  • Mother of pearl star inlay on pickguard
  • Relic treatment
  • Left handed
  • 1 year warranty extension
  • 2 years warranty extension

    *Any other option not listed here must be discussed for its feasibility.

Highlights

Did you think that improving the knife edge tremolo was a mission impossible? You were wrong!
We improved it by splitting the knife edge in two small ones to reduce the friction, and by lowering them we were able to avoid a too wide deformation of the springs when the tremolo is in action. 
All these solutions help to improve tuning stability to a higher level, and give you a great experience every time you play your lovely Bohemian .

This is an improved tune-o-matic style bridge but with rollers specially designed for guitars with a vintage style tremolo.
It has six separated saddles that can be moved finely for a perfect compensation, and height can be adjusted with the same easiness and precision of a normal tune-o-matic.
Now you can break a string without the worry of loosing a roller during your concert!

This is the main reason why I say that the Bohemian Classic is made following the old school methods adopted in modern luthiery. Set-in necks are the perfect solution to get a perfect cohesion with the neck and body, increasing the sustain dramatically.

Finishes on guitars are very important, but often guitarists think that a good finish is the one that protect the guitar from dings, scratches and any other accidents…this is WRONG!
There’s no finish that can do something similar, and if a finish like this exists it certainly is the worst enemy of that guitar.
Finishes are used just to protect the wood from the natural decomposition in contact with the air.
A good finish must be thin and hard to allow the wood vibrating at its best, and this can be achieved only with nitro finishes and some selected high quality polyurethane finishes.

“Huge” is the best word to describe the neck profile on the Bohemian models. This profile is a close reproduction of the original one, thick 27,3mm at nut and 30,2mm at 12th frets with a deep C shpae that become a U shape at the last frets.
Thinner neck (- 3 mm) is an available options, but I have to say that the fat profile contributes a lot to achieve that famous sound and sustain.

Now the Bohemian Classic is shipped inside a premium Hiscox hard case internally shaped exactly with the same same shape of the guitar.

Price: starting at €2190

Prices are excluding shipping.
Prices are intended without 22% italian VAT.
Orders outside the EU won’t include VAT from the total amount.2

How to order

Important things to know before ordering:

  • To order a Bohemian model is necessary that a waiting list is open.
  • Waiting lists have a limited amount of slots available per year, usually 20.
  • All the info about the rules of the waiting list are in the previous page  “Bohemian models” and on the order form.
  • Usually delivery time is about from  6 to 11 months, it depends from the model ordered.
  • Custom options are welcome, but if they require further projects, the guitar must be considered a special order and will be worked apart, this may cause longer delivery times.
  • Progresses of the building process are posted on Carpinteri Guitars Facebook page and Instagram profile.
  •  30% deposit to place the order.

Don’t wait!

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