Rafal Turkowiak was born in Golanice near Leszno, Poland, on 9 January 1966. His father, a carpenter, and grandfather, a wheelwright, greatly influenced 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 guitar’s resonance: the “WAVE” structure.
The Rafal Turkowiak Guitar 2023 is a piece of art known as the “Queen of Guitars – Black Diamond,” bearing the number 519. This exclusive guitar boasts a mesmerizing arched back of exquisite Amboyna Burl, commanding attention with a light sapwood section at the center. The spruce top features a light lattice bracing reinforced with carbon fiber, making it incredibly responsive and lightweight. What sets this instrument apart is the famous “Acoustic tube” inside the neck, which enhances the guitar’s overall resonance. The guitar’s sound is effortless, and the player needs to put in minimal effort in the right hand to create a room-filling tone, enveloping the player in its sound. The trebles are crisp, and the separation of the voices is immaculate. The bass and treble are evenly balanced, making it an inspiring instrument that brings joy and satisfaction to the player in every way possible.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Back and sides:||Amboyna|
|Air body frequency:||F|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|