The wood selected for the Raven is a little different than Elliott's other models. The body is a one-piece mahogany back and sides, with a spruce or figured maple top. Not only can you hear the tone of the guitar itself when unplugged, when you add the humbuckers Elliott developed for it, it's simply hard to describe.
- Flatsawn solid maple
- Indian rosewood fingerboard
- Traditional clay marking dots
- Elliott custom side dots
- Nitro finish
At Elliott Guitars, fretwork is one of the things they are most proud of. They go to the extreme to make sure that your guitar is going to play the best it can. The fingerboard is planed under tension. The fretting process is done with epoxy fretting, using a special blend of epoxy that makes re-fretting very easy without messing up your fingerboard. This process is used for multiple reasons. One of the advantages to this type of fretting is that you lose the hollow gaps under the fret that you find with the traditional way of fretting. In traditional fretting, with each fret you put on, it is like driving a wedge into the fingerboard, which causes back tension on the neck. With epoxy fretting, all of these issues are eliminated. The epoxy under the frets helps to transfer string vibration throughout the neck to the body, and relieves all stress and tension on the neck that occurs with traditional fretting. This results in a stress-free neck, which allows the truss rod to work properly and to adjust the neck accurately.
The Raven comes with made in house Elliott humbuckers, developed just for this guitar.
- Elliott hardtail
- Stetsbar tremolo
- Standard (spruce top, top bound body, bound neck)
- Custom (figured maple top, double bound body, bound neck)
- Ruby Red Slipper (polyester urethane)
- Black w/ fine Silver Sparkle (polyester urethane)
- Tobacco Burst (nitro)
- Three-Color Burst (nitro)