The Reiver Kompakt 7 headless guitar is a brand new design from Scottish luthier Alan Cringean. The design has been a long time in the making having been through several incarnations – first a headed guitar and then testing & demos of a headless version before finally arriving at the Kompakt…

Border Reivers were bands of raiders that operated on both sides of the English/Scottish border from the 13th to 17th century. The Reiver Kompakt 7 originally derived from the ACG Krell bass model. The goal was to make a small compact ergonomic guitar body while still retaining player comfort on the strap and in seated positions.

The Kompakt 7 features M.A.D. humbuckers (Mutually Assured Destruction). “I think of these pickups as the Reiver Guitars nuclear option. Designed specifically for high gain applications for a full clear distortion, musical with excellent response to player dynamics. 2x version for the neck with two magnets and the 4x version in the bridge with 4 magnets for increased power and attack. – Alan Cringean.

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  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Top Wood: ART Blue Zebrano (Acrylic Resin Treated)
  • Finish: Satin Lacquer
  • Neck Wood: 5 piece Maple/Mac Ebony
  • Fingerboard: Rocklite (Ebony sustitute)
  • Scale length: 25.5″
  • Radius: 20″
  • Head Plate: Rocklite
  • Neck Pickup: M.A.D 2x
  • Bridge Pickup: M.A.D 4x
  • Bridge: Hipshot
  • Tuners: N/A
  • Straplocks: Dunlop Dual Design
  • Colors: Midnight Sapphire,

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