The new Regata VII is the latest model from Rivolta Guitars – and a fascinating creature it is, too: a semi-hollow, offset design with 24 frets. This guitar has a very interesting specification, with some fantastic vintage styling by Dennis Fano. Let’s check it out!
Rivolta Guitars’ Regata VII
The new Regata VII has a double-bound body with a weight-relieved mahogany centre block and mahogany sides, paired with a top and back made from pressed maple. The semi-hollow guitar that is also an offset design, with a great vintage look including a pair of f-holes. The Regata VII has a 25″ scale length neck with a chunky C-profile, outfitted with 24 medium jumbo frets on a bound ebony fretboard. The hardware is all nickel and consists of a stop tail and Tune-o-Matic style bridge, plus a set of Kluson-style tuners.
Designed by Dennis Fano
The full fret markers are in keeping with previous Rivolta models and the whole guitar has a nice vintage vibe to the design. I think Dennis Fano certainly has a great eye for this kind of retro-inspired guitars.
On to the electronics. This model has two of Rivolta’s own PAF-style Brevetto humbuckers controlled by a master volume and tone, wired to a three-way toggle switch. In the demo below they sound pretty good and I’d expect many players will enjoy their vintage voicing. This guitar is available in Rosso Red, Acero Glow, Camino Burst, Toro Black and Toro Black and Gold finishes.
The price is pretty reasonable for a guitar with these specifications, and includes a premium gig bag. Check out the demo video below for some sounds and follow the link for the full specifications on the Rivolta website.
RRP: USD 1499