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 No. 520, also known as the “Queen of Guitars – Black Diamond,” is a piece of art that is sure to captivate any guitar enthusiast. The guitar is a 2023 model and is crafted with exceptional attention to detail, making it a truly remarkable instrument. One of the standout features of this guitar is its arched back, made from the exquisite Amboyna Burl. The center of the back has a light sapwood section that draws the eye and adds to the guitar’s overall elegance. The spruce double-top of the guitar is reinforced with five fan bracing that makes it incredibly responsive and lightweight. The guitar’s unique feature is the famous “Acoustic tube” inside the neck that enhances its overall resonance. The result is a sound that is effortless and fills the room, enveloping the player in its rich and warm tones. The guitar has a 63cm scale, making it an ideal choice for guitarists with smaller hands. The trebles are crisp and clear, and the separation of the voices is immaculate, creating a balanced and inspiring instrument that brings joy and satisfaction to the player. Overall, the Rafal Turkowiak Guitar No. 520 is an instrument that is sure to impress any musician who appreciates quality and attention to detail.
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:||E/F|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|