The Silver Arrow
This Hydra was created at the special request of Ludwig. Ludwig discovered our guitars for the first time at the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin and was immediately impressed by our Hydra design. Some time later, Ludwig contacted us to have a unique guitar built on his requirements. As a designer, Ludwig naturally has an eye for shapes and surfaces. It should look as clean and cool as possible and reduced to the essentials. We then opted for the “Real Steel” finish for the surface – a coating made of real steel powder, which is applied using a special lacquer process and then sanded and polished to a high gloss. To go with this, we chose ruthenium as the hardware finish. In order to get the most out of the sound from the Häussel pickup, we have placed an RVH Unity tonefilter on the back in the magnetically closing electronic cavity. In contrast to the normal tone control, the Unity changes the resonance frequency of the pickup and provides 5 absolutely practical sound settings in a purely passive function. The Richlite fingerboard provides a nice contrast to the steel finish, the beautifully flamed neck is stained with a gray burst and oiled and waxed for a velvety-natural feel.
Neck: Flamed Maple
Fretboard: Richlite, 635mm (25″) scale, 24 Stainless steel frets
Pickups: Häussel VIN+ Humbucker, Ruthenium Cover + Pickup ring
Electronic: Mastervolume; RVH Unity Tonefilter
Hardware: Ruthenium; Gotoh SGS510 Z Tuners; Schaller Vintage Tremolo + Security Locks
Finish: Real Steel Surface Body, Stain + Oil + Wax Neck