Virgil Guitars Build #0 - yes, it's actually a demo guitar for us to let prospective buyers to try out! If you are interested in a custom Virgil Guitar or want to see what we have in stock, please visit www.virgilguitars.com!
Name: Big Kahuna
Client: In-house demo model
Series: X-15 Speedmachine
Birth date: 1/7/14
Style: Carved top
Body: Bookmatched Hawaiian Koa with Ebony skunk stripe/Sapele Back
Neck: Flamed Maple w/ Bloodwood binding
Fingerboard: E. Indian Rosewood
Headstock: 6-in line "Seahorse" style
Chrome Hardware including Schaller Tuners & Wilkinson Tremolo
Switchcraft input jack
Switchcraft 3 way toggle
Dueling Dragons' neck profile (thin, C-shape)
Custom, hand-wound pickups (made in-house)
Custom inlay of Virgil Guitars logo on fingerboard
Custom skull inlay behind bridge with Black mother of pearl, white mother of pearl & 14k Gold tooth.
The "Big Kahuna" was custom-built for and by Virgil Mandanici, owner of Virgil Guitars®. Virgil built the guitar of his dreams finally, incorporating one of his favorite woods, Koa. This guitar will be used mainly as a demo for visitors to the shop & studio who want to try out the guitar to see how the guitar plays, feels and looks in person.
If you are serious about having us build the guitar of your dreams, we invite you to come visit & play if you are in the Tampa Bay area.
This guitar is not for sale, however, we can make a guitar that suits your needs!