Raato Guitars Pricing

BUILT-TO-ORDER

All instruments are built as Custom Orders

You as a player define all details and selections.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO CHOOSE?

All you need to know is the way you play and what kind of tone you are looking for - Rest is on me!

We will have a 30 to 90 minutes discussion when we will plan & design your instrument in detail

I will walk you through the wonders of electric guitar and help you make the choices that will make your dream instrument

ABOUT GENERAL PRICING

As every instrument is different and built based on customer´s demands - It is impossible to give direct pricing on the website - So I have created pricing that is baseline and includes all basic options.

Upgrades are available and priced per request

 

In-depth pricing of custom options and example pricing of already built models are updated to the site shortly.

 Stay tuned!

    Raato Guitars 

Pricing With

  Standard Options

  6-String               2,590€

  7-String               2,650€

  8-String               2,790€

  9-String               2,850€

  Multiscales        +300€

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Handcrafted Neck Profile to Your measurements

  • Any standard Scale length up to 28,5"

  • Any standard Fingerboard Radius

  • Any Raato Body & Headstock shape

FOR MULTISCALES:

  • Any Scale lengths with Neutral fret on 9th

Standard Options

   Price Includes

      Following Specs:

    Tonewood 

Standard Wood Options

BODY:

  • Alder

  • Khaya Mahogany

Alder and Khaya are both tonally balanced choices - With Alder being just slightly brighter sounding. Choice between these two is mainly cosmetic

Pictured on the right with natural finish

NECK:

  • Sapele - Maple

My personal favourite combination of neck woods - Depending on instrument neck plank will be 5 to 7 piece laminate combining Khaya Mahogany and Hard Rock Maple

These two combined with Ebony fingerboard delivers full-bodied and balanced tone with clarity across the board.

FINGERBOARD:

  • Ebony (African)

I am mainly using Ebony Fingerboards in my instrument - This is due to the fact that it is one of the most durable options - And it sounds just right!

Several options including Standard, Exotic & Green Ebony

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    Handcrafted to Your Measurements 

Neck Specifications

CONSTRUNCTION:

  • Bolt-On

As a Standard all instruments are with Bolt-on construction - It gives you stronger initial transient which translates to more attack. And as long as neck pocket is done correctly you won´t loose any sustain compared to Neck-thru or Set-Neck. 

 

NECK PROFILE:

  • Crafted to your Specifications

The Most important feature in guitar when it comes to Playing Comfort - Neck profile must fit like a glove!

I also urge you to try out Raato Asymmetric neck profile which is thicker on the bass side and goes slimmer towards the treble side - It gives you effortless access to fretboard.

 

SCALE LENGTH:

  • Any Standard Scale length up to 28,5"

  • FOR MULTISCALES: Any Scale lengths with Neutral (vertical) Fret on the 9th

You can choose Scale Length to match your needs - As an example standard Gibson Scale Length is 24,75" as compared to Fender  25,5"

As for Multiscales I recommend 0,25" change to scale length between Strings - This will give you still very natural feeling when playing Eg for 6-string 27,75" - 26,5" / 7-string 28" - 26,5"

WHY CHOOSE MULTISCALE?

Two main reasons:

1) Playing ergonomics - Multiscale gives you more natural wrist position when playing across the fretboard - And if you think how your fingers travel, it matches very closely to multiscale fan created by frets

2) Lower tunings - You´ll get longer scale for bass side while still maintaining shorter scale for treble side for easier soloing.

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FINGERBOARD RADIUS:

  • Any Standard Radius

Fingerboard radius means the curvature on the fretboard - You can choose one to your liking from 7,25" up to 26"

As an example 7,25" Radius is familiar from vintage Fender´s and is very round - As compared to 26" Radius which is almost flat

 

FRETS:

  • Material: Nickel/Silver

  • Size: Vintage, Vintage Jumbo OR Jumbo

You can select your preferred Fret wire from following sizes

Vintage, Vintage Jumbo Or Jumbo 

Fret Material is Extra Hard Nickel/Silver

 

FRETBOARD MARKERS:

  • Luminlay Glow-In-the-Dark

As a standard your instrument will be equipped with Luminlay Side Dots. You can choose either Green or Blue Glow-In-the-Dark option.

 

HEADSTOCK:

  • Any Raato Design

You can select one of the existing Raato Headstock designs - Headstocks are designed so that string lines are as straight as possible for best tuning stability.

Tuner Configs varies depending on design and string count

 

INLAYS:

  • Raato R-logo

Raato R-logo can be positioned to 12th fret or Headstock - You can Select its colour from various options - Also Glow-In-The-Dark option

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    Standard Price 

Finish Options

BODY COLOUR:

  • Natural 

  • 1-Colour Stain

  • Aged

BODY FINISH:

  • Satin Clear Coat

I personally prefer to see the beauty of the wood and I use Dyes & Stains directly to the wood - Which is why as a standard option you won´t find any solid colour paint jobs.

Aged option will give different results depending on the wood it is used - It gives wood natural weathered look. Especially beautiful with Khaya & Sapele (as pictured on the right)

NECK COLOUR:

  • Natural

  • 1-Colour Stain

  • Aged

NECK FINISH:

  • Satin Clear Coat

  • (Oil/Wax)

As neck finish I recommend 2k Satin Clear Coat - It feels smooth and won´t get sticky even on the hottest summer nights. And most importantly - It is durable and gives best protection for the neck.

Oil/Wax treatment can be done too - But with disclaimer that It will require more maintenance from You.

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    Only Quality 

Hardware

BRIDGE:

  • Hipshot Fixed Hardtail

As a Standard Raato Guitars are equipped with Hipshot Fixed Hardtail bridge

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POT KNOBS:

  • Hipshot O-Ring Knob

HARDWARE COLOUR:

  • Black

  • Chrome

  • Gold (Available for little extra)

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TUNING MACHINES:

  • Hipshot Grip-Lock

Raato Guitars are equipped with Hipshot Grip-Lock Locking Tuning machines as a standard

 

With Tuning Machines you can select from following options:

1) Open-back or Closed-back Tuning Machine

2) Tuner buttons of your choice

You can visit Hipshot website for complete list of Tuner Button Options

    Demand the best 

Pickups & Electronics

 

6 & 7-STRING STANDARD SCALE:
BARE KNUCKLE PICKUPS:

  • Old Guard

  • True Grit

  • Brute Force

Standard price includes Bridge pickup from Bare Knuckle Pickups range. Pickups are classified as "Vintage, Vintage Hot & Contemporary"

Wide range from Humbucker, P90 to Single Coil options

More Info on BKP Boot Camp range

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8-9 -STRING & MULTISCALES:

BARE KNUCKLE PICKUPS:

  • Your Choice of BKP Full Range

Standard price for 8, 9 & Multiscale Guitars include Bridge pickup from Bare Knuckle Pickups Full Range

Wide range from Humbucker, P90 to Single Coil options

Check options from BKP Pickup Range

CONTROLS:

  • 1 Volume

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    YES -  All This Is Included in

Pricing With

  Standard Options

  6-String               2,590€

  7-String               2,650€

  8-String               2,790€

  9-String               2,850€

  Multiscales        +300€

     Custom Options

   & Upgrades Available 

Contact Me And Ask a Detailed Quote!

- Custom Option Prices Will be Added to Site Shortly -