Inspired by the early guitar innovators in the early 1800's, The Riversong Vienna has carefully chosen all Walnut tonewoods, Walnut neck with a beautiful Flame Maple fretboard. With all of Riversong features such as skeletized bracing, double reaction bridge, top and back X-bracing, Neck-Thru adjustable neck, Truetonation system, diffuser disc, free floating top, and sideport. With a true vintage 12th fret joint that moves the bridge and sweetspot further into the body opening up the sound and crerating a very comfortable guitar to play. ¼ rounded edges and a fast comfortable neck profile make this guitar truly a delight to play.
100% domestic sustainable woods and every piece made in our Kamloops custom shop lead to an amazing player experience.
"Everything I know about building a great guitar has gone into making this beautiful Parlor guitar. Inspired and influenced by the early models of Stauffer, this guitar carries on that innovative spirit. I hope you enjoy playing this guitar as much as I enjoyed making it!" -Mike Miltimore
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)
D'Addario XT strings combine high carbon steel cores with an advanced corrosion resistance treatment, giving you enhanced break resistance, pitch stability, and long-lasting performance –– all while preserving the tone and feel of your favorite uncoated strings. These are strings made to stay, with uncompromising performance that never fades away..