Abbate Guitars is a project born from the first design of a P.A. Roswell and a P.A. Tesla(Coming soon) by Patrick Abbate. These guitars are designed to mix the old fashion American tradition of soulful guitars with the more modern approach about the comfort, playability and ergonomics. All our guitars are handmade between Italy and the US by Luca Sirtori and Matteo Casotti with the help of Marco Pinto.
These guitars a super versatile and super playable, you can obtain a very wide variety of sounds from blues to funky, from pop to jazz and from rock to metal. Some of the main characteristics of these guitars are the extremely easy access to the last frets of the neck, the feeling is as you are playing a neck without any body attached to it. The unbelievable tone you can get from them, you can space between SRV, The Edge, Gilmour, Malmsteen and Steve Vai just changing the way you play. Every single detail in these guitars has been thought for a specific purpose and the thick neck is surprisingly comfortable helping you to, not only have a better tone, but to also play with a thicker string gauge without feeling it. (Patrick uses 011/050 in standard tuning being able to play some bending up to 2 tones and half whiteout any problems thank to the neck's thickness which releases the strings from some tension and stiffness).
PA Roswell Model
The P.A. Roswell Model's main characteristics are the naked wood (we use just oil), which gives you a better resonance and a more "satin" feeling at the touch and the aliens glow in the dark inlays.
NECK TYPE: Maple, Quarter Sawn
FRETBOARD: Rosewood, Glow In The Dark Aliens/UFO Inlays and side dots
FRETS: Jumbo 6100
NUMBER OF FRETS: 22
BRIDGE: Floyd Rose Pro
NUT: Floyd Rose R3 1.6875-inch/42.85mm width, 10-inch/254mm radius, and . 2631-inch/6.7mm string spacing
BRIDGE PICKUP: Seymour Duncan '59 Zebra
NECK PICKUP: Seymour Duncan JB Zebra
TUNERS: Gotoh SG381-07-C-L6 Chrome
TUNING: Standard A 440Hz. (Please contact us if you need a different tuning)
STRINGS: DR Tite-Fit 10/46
STRINGS GAUGE: .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome
NECK RADIUS: 12" (Please let us know in advance if you prefer compounded 12" to 16")
NECK WIDTH: 43mm at Nut, 56mm at 22nd Fret
NECK SHAPE: Thick Neck with C shape at the Nut and D shape at the 12th Fret
NECK THICKNESS: 1st Fret 22.6mm
KNOB: High Quality Logarithmic A Type 500K Volume Pot, Push-Pull (Pickup Split)
BACK COVERS: Rosewood back covers for the electronic components
JACK INPUT: High Quality Jack Input.
TRUSS ROD: 2 ways truss rod with access at the end of the neck
CUTAWAY: Super easy access to the last frets
BODY CORNERS: 90 degrees corners with smoother corner on the back bottom of the body for more comfortable feeling when playing while sitting
BODY SHAPE: Enhanced belly cut and several ergonomics are applied for a more comfortable playing.
Under request at the moment of the order, it is possible to:
- Upgrade to Flamed Maple Neck instead of regular
- Customize the Inlays shape and material
- Choose a color for the guitar
- Upgrade to Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Hand-wired Pickups
- Request locking tuners
- Request a different bridge system
- Request different pickups
- Request compounded radius or different radius
- Request a tone knob control
- Different fretboard/body/neck wood
- Add a rosewood cover for the Floyd Rose springs back hole
- Ask us... you never know! ;)
Order your guitar!
The price of a standard PA Roswell is $3,500.00. (Same exact guitar as Patrick's main ones).
To order your guitar. or just to ask any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please specify in your email if you would like to do any customizations. We will provide you a quote depending on the changes you may request which may bring the price up or down. (For example a regular bridge would cost less than a Floyd Rose but a set of Custom Shop Hand-wired pickups would bring the price up.