RAYA 6 ELECTRIC SOLID BODY GUITAR
Raya guitar is Versoul’s most popular electric guitar and is based on two decades design and research work.
Reimagine the solid body electric: rethink the sonic and ergonomic possibilities. The goal: to create an instrument that’s an ultra-efficient musical tool. Utility is foremost, but delivery of a rich tonal palette is equally important. Also on your list of essentials: a design as distinctive and bold as the instrument’s sound. That’s a tall order, but Versoul’s Raya 6 delivers the complete package. At the heart of it is a body of Finnish Alder, a terrific tone wood for rich resonance and soaring sustain. The Raya’s neck is laminated aspen and maple with a fingerboard of East Indian rosewood. Versoul pickups (single coil/humbucker) transform messages made in solid wood into bold auditory exclamations. (The pickup covers are really cool looking, too.) Leave it to Kari Nieminen, who both studied and taught design in Helsinki, to determine that tuners accessed from below rather than over the headstock are an ergonomic plus for players. His designer’s eye also gives the Raya a sly and sleek look all its very own, simultaneously futuristic and retro, a suggestion of Googie architecture delivering a playful touch.