The Folker Acoustic Electric P551CE-A
The Folker Acoustic Electric P551CE-A
The Folker Acoustic Electric P551CE-A
The Folker Acoustic Electric P551CE-A
The Folker Acoustic Electric P551CE-A
The Folker Acoustic Electric P551CE-A

The Folker Acoustic Electric P551CE-A

Regular price $769.00 USD Sale price $669.00 USD
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2021  Folker Acoustic Electric Pacific Series P551CE-A w/Gig Bag

Sometimes ideas are born from necessity...

One night around a campfire, Mike and his dad Lee were playing their guitars when Lee looked at him and said "Wouldn't it be great if the guitar had a shorter neck, inset more into the mini jumbo parlor body, Like a perfect strummer guitar! After multiple iterations, the "Strummer" was created. The 12th fret joint, 23.89" scale length, inset 1.5" into the body then the leading "mini" guitar. We call it the Jumbo Parlor Body Guitar.

Having the neck inset into the body, the biggest sweet spot for strumming is achieved. Our patented adjustable "Neck-thru" neck system, which offers a fast and precise adjustment for action and intonation, dual carbon fibre rods and the revolutionary Fishman Flex pick up system, make this guitar ready for the biggest stages. Do not confuse this with a deluxe beginner guitar, this is designed to be played!

PS: Many people think this guitar is misnamed, We've been told it is fantastic as a finger picker too.

All Pacific Series guitars are part of our Trade Up Plan. Guitars include a gig bag and are setup ready to play!


Neck-thru Construction - The Patented Riversong Neck System

Our patented Neck-thru technology offers many benefits including strength, intonation, less bracing, easier playing due to the ability to make precise adjustments, variable top loading, an even balanced sustain tone, and volume up and down the neck (yes even on the body), eliminating the need of an expensive neck reset, slinky easy string tension, reduced heel, and the integrated strap pins are part of the structure of the guitar.

 

Riversong's unique patented Neck-thru design also has a truss rod that runs the full length of the neck.  Most traditional guitars have a truss rod that ends at the 14th fret and continuing with an elongated screw head.  Riversong necks have a full-length truss rod that adjusts the entire length closer to how an electric guitar is constructed. 

The patented neck system has a small amount of flex (like a Strat) and this allows regular gauge strings to feel a lot less stiff further enforcing our electric-like feel.


Our Active Body System

Riversong’s innovation is the active body system. It works by moving the neck all the way through the body allowing two things happen:

  •  The structure shifts from neck joint to the end block
  •  The mass of the neck is now equal in and out of the guitar and it is free to vibrate like a tuning fork helping to ring up and down the neck and throughout the body. With the structure coming from the back of the guitar, the body and the neck has a little bit of flex (like a Strat vs a Les Paul) this flex gives the body the ability to freely vibrate and give the strings a really slinky feel (low tension)


Specs


Upper Shoulder 11"
Waist 10"
Lower Bout 16-3/8"
Body Length 19-1/2"
Overall Length 40-3/8"
Body Depth End Block 4-3/4"
Body Depth Neck Block 4"
Scale Length 25.5'
FB Radius 16"
Nut Width 1-5/8"
String Spacing at Bridge 53mm
Neck Shape Fast C
Neck Depth at 1st Fret 19mm
Weight 2380gr
Shipping Weight 14.9lbs
Shipping Dim. 45x18x7"
Number of Frets 24 (2 octave)
Carbon Fibre Rods x2
Pickup Fishman Flex 2 button
Special Feature Engineered Top
Armrest Bevel N/A
Rib Bevel N/A
Top Sitka Spruce w/Basswood Core
B&S Mahogany w/Basswood Core
Neck Canadian Rock Maple
Fret Board Canadian Walnut