HAPA STEEL STRING


 Hapa Steel String The Hapa model, like the Beamer, is a double-soundhole, expanded-soundboard guitar. It features an extended cutaway design, allowing access to the high frets. The area of the two soundholes is similar to that of a conventional round hole guitar, but this design splits the hole and moves it into the upper bout so that a larger, uninterupted area of the soundboard can vibrate. This makes it possible for the bass response of a larger guitar to be acheived in a smaller one. The proximity of the bass side hole makes the sound of the guitar much fuller and louder to the player.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Scale length: 25”, 25 1/2”
  • Body Width (Lower Bout): 15 1/8”("OM" size), 16 "
  • Body Length: 19 3/4”, 20 1/4”
  • Overall Length: 40 1/2”, 41, 41 1/2”
  • Side Depth @ End Block: 4 1/8", 4 3/8”
  • Neck Width: 1 3/4” at nut or custom
  • Soundboard: Engelmann, Sitka spruce
  • Back and Sides: Koa, Mahogany, Indian Rosewood, Maple, Walnut
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bindings and Purflings: Black or “Ivoroid” plastic, or optional wood
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller
  • Pickup/Preamp: Optional


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