The Kentuckian (P551-D)
The Kentuckian (P551-D)
The Kentuckian (P551-D)
The Kentuckian (P551-D)
The Kentuckian (P551-D)
The Kentuckian (P551-D)

The Kentuckian (P551-D)

Regular price $599.00 USD Sale price $499.00 USD
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Introducing the New 2021 Pacific Series Acoustic P551-A w/Gig Bag

The beginning of the dreadnought guitar started with a group of Kentucky Bluegrass players looking for a louder bolder guitar design.  Decades later, the size and shape has become a standard in the bluegrass community.  This our take on an affordable version with our exclusive adjustable neck system.

The Pacific P551-D features the same pro neck as our top of the line River Pacific Guitar, a fast neck profile, sporting dual carbon fibre rods for a wickedly straight neck, a 2 octave fretboard plus our patented adjustable "Neck-thru" neck system, which offers a fast and precise adjustment for action and intonation.

Many of the woods found on this guitar are from Canada and the new hybrid top has a solid basswood core with very thin layers yielding a dramatic tone, Humidity and crack protection.

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 11-3/4"
Waist 11-1/8"
Lower Bout 15-3/4"
Body Length 19-7/8"
Overall Length 40-3/4"
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 2275gr
Shipping Weight 14.1lbs
Shipping Dim. 45x18x7"
Number of Frets 24 (2 octave)
Carbon Fibre Rods x2
Pickup N/A
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