Rafal Turkowiak was born in Golanice near Leszno, Poland, on 9 January 1966. His father, a carpenter, and grandfather, a wheelwright, had a great influence on him in the field of carpentry and wood technology. Twenty years of guitar-making and experimenting with a very scientific and modern approach brought him to develop construction concepts improving the resonance of the guitar: the “WAVE” structure.
This wonderful instrument is a model “Queen of Guitars – black diamond” and is numbered 420. This exclusive guitar has a bewitching arched back made of highly figured California Walnut Burl, giving the center stage a light sapwood part in the middle. The cedar top has an outermost light lattice bracing reinforced with carbon fiber to provide excellent responsiveness and lightness. Of course, this instrument features the famous “Acoustic tube” inside the neck, to give the latter a more significant role in the overall resonance of the guitar.
It is astonishing how little effort one needs to put into the right hand when playing this guitar, in order to produce a room-filling tone, so that the player has the feeling to be completely surrounded by the sound of this instrument. The trebles are clear, and the separation of the voices is perfect. In addition, the balance between bass and treble is also consistently even. A really wonderful and inspiring instrument that brings a lot of satisfaction and supports the player in every respect.
|Back and sides:||California Black Walnut|
|Air resonance frequency:||B|