This RKS Dark Star Electric Guitar is in excellent condition and comes with certificate and hard shell case. NB All images are of the listed item.
RKS developed its line with the help of Dave Mason, a founding member of Traffic and a venerable sideman and solo artist since the 70s. Guitars with though-neck designs are said to have wings, but the term is especially apt in the case of RKS guitars. Strapped on, the Dark Star seems to hover at a distance from your body, under its own aerodynamic power. A written description can outline the components, but the RKS must be seen in person, and held; its lines and curves defy the cameras two dimensional limitations. The Dark Star hollow body exemplifies how RKS has completely rethought conventional guitar acoustics with respect to materials and structure.
The guitar is manufactured from wood-based polymers, high-tech alloys and raw wood, and while RKS describes the Dark Star as hollow, its more like an open-ended resonating shell. The core is the guitars central component, a one-piece neck/body.
Its on this small, block like structure that the pickups and bridge rest. Ribs made of a resonant aluminum alloy radiate outward from the core, transmitting its vibrations to the polymer wings. The neck has a rosewood fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and features a metal cap designed to increase sustain. The Dark Stars design, in addition to imparting certain acoustic properties, affects how you hold and play the guitar.The open shell and construction materials make the guitar exceptionally light, while its shape is both balanced and contoured to fit the player. Obstacles near the upper frets have been eliminated, giving the RKS the best upper-fret access of any guitar. Whats more, the picking position is equally ergonomic.
Because the body has no top to get in your way, your hand can surround the strings, allowing you to find the most comfortable picking angle. The controls consist of two large knurled wheels mounted within the ribs, onto the side of the body. Their location lets you grab them easily, without interrupting your playing flow, simply by curling your fingers down from your normal picking position.Nothing interrupts the Dark Stars sleek lines. Even the output jack, mounted on the base, keeps your cable out of the way. Some quality time with the Dark Star helped me fully understand its sonic subtleties. I was surprised to find that small adjustments in my playing technique yielded many shades of sound, which demonstrates the rather dramatic responsiveness of the RKS design. The pickupstwo proprietary humbuckers that are modeled on the classic PAFare brighter than typical double-coils but have the grunt to push an amp to distortion.
While the Dark Star boasts exceptional sustain and can wail the blues with great balance, clarity and sustain. Chords have the power of an electric and the openness of an acoustic. Whats more, this highly articulate voice lets you hear each note distinctly even when blasting a flurry of fast runs with distortion.Thanks to this, the Dark Star is the rare guitar that can cover everything from jazz to metal. CNC Machine Aircraft Aluminium Alloy. RKS Spec Full Range Humbuckers.
3-Way Selector, Volume and Tone. The item "RKS Darkstar 6 String Electric Guitar" is in sale since Wednesday, February 01, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "gearceller" and is located in Letchworth Garden City.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.