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Soulman

Soulman Guitars was founded by Ron Lamoureux to provide affordable, well-made, custom guitars. All guitars are designed in Canada, hand made in China, and sent to the company’s headquarters in Winnipeg where they are inspected and set up ready for shipping. Soulman only build 6 guitars of one design style at a time. 

See the company website here https://www.soulmanguitars.com/

Wylde Audio

Wylde Audio was founded by Zakk Wylde in 2016 as an electric guitar brand. Circa 2019 Wylde Audio guitars were only available in the USA and were distributed by Schecter.

Source: Wylde Audio website (8 October 2019)

Roadrunner

Laurent Hassoun founded Roadrunner Guitars in 1994 in Nancy, France. Laurent develops and makes custom guitars (solid body, archtop, lapsteels, ukeleles), basses, resophonics, effects, amps, mikes and custom parts, Musicians such as Money Mark, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Billy Childish and the French Wampas Groups, Sanseverino and Silmarils joined Bo Diddley and Gibbons in using Roadrunner products. Around 2003, Laurent began to make his own parts for his guitars. All Roadrunner Guitars' products and parts are hand-made.

Source: Roadrunner Guitars website (7 October 2019)

RnB Custom Guitars

RnB Custom Guitars are strat and tele replicas made by Brian Smiles Estes. The following history of RnB is from the old RnB website (now inactive):

"Welcome to RnB Custom Guitars, hand built by Brian "Big B" Smiles Estes who has played guitar since age five and went on to play with Buddy Miles and many other great musicians, did extensive session work along with the club scene for as long as he's made guitars. Brian ( then lil B) started hanging out in his local music store in Danbury Ct at the tender age of six, and by the age of eight was working on guitars. That's 42 years of experience behind him. Big B has been building custom guitars for over 36 years.

Burns Flyte

The Burns Flyte was launched in 1974 by Burns UK. The Flyte was James Burns' first design under his own name after he sold his original Burns business to Baldwin in the 1960s. The Flytes were made by Shergold with the electronics done by Re-An. The Flyte has a swept-wing mahogany body and pointed headstock giving it an aeronautical look.The bolt-on neck maple usually with an ebonized maple fingerboard. Pickups were two Mach One Humbuster humbuckers.

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Riverhead Unicorn Series

The Riverhead Unicorn series was introduced in 1984. The Riverhead Unicorns were headless basses and guitars with a Burns Flyte style body - which Riverhead called an "all new Aerospace design". The bass models were the RUB-1090 ($795), the RUB-1095 ($850) and the RUB-1100 ($950). There was also a Unicorn guitar - the RUG-2090 ($795). All models were available in graphite black, pearl white, silver, metallic red and metallic white finishes.

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Rizsanyi

George Rizsanyi established Rizsanyi Guitars in 1976. Before this he apprenticed for several years for the legendary Master Luthier Joe Lado Kovacic at The Twelfth Fret in Toronto, and for violin maker Bruce West. Currently based in Bear River, Nova Scotia where he runs Bear River Guitar Works. Rizsanyi makes exquisite, handmade guitars, Rizsanyi's clients have included the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, superstars Sting, James Taylor and Peter Gabriel. Rizsanyi also runs the Rizsanyi School of Instrument making and repairs, featuring courses and workshops. A

Source: Rizsanyi Guitars website (2 October 2019)

Riverhead

Riverhead was a brand name of Headway. Established in 1984 by Satoshi “Kei” Yatsuzuka (founder of Headway Co., Ltd. and Deviser Co., Japan), Riverhead guitars and basses were produced in Japan from 1983 onwards and exported across the world, mainly to the United States, Canada and Europe among others.  Various electric guitar and bass models such as the Wizard Series, Jerk Series, Phantom Series, Jupiter Series, RS Series, and Unicorn Series. These instruments often had cutting-edge designs -  the Riverhead Unicorns for example were headless Burns Flyte style guitars. In 1984, due to the economic crisis in Japan, the production of Riverhead guitars stopped. The brand was revived in 1992 for the domestic Japanese market until 2005, when Kei Yatsuzuka established a manufacturing plant in the Philippines.

Rivard

Alain Rivard specialises in reliced Fender style electric guitars as well as providing repair and restoration services.

Rizzolo

Gary Rizzolo is a Master Instrument maker and Craftsmen who has been making instruments since the late 1980s. Rizzolo has been involved in the music industry as a performer from the mid sixties which led to a passion for guitars. His qualifications include a Diploma of Teaching - TCAE and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree - University of Tasmania. The Rizzolo Guitar Company makes high quality archtop, electric and bass guitars using European and American tone woods as well as Tasmanian timbers.

Source: Rizzolo Guitars website (2 October 2019)

Rittenhouse J-Master

Rittenhouse J-Master electric guitar

The Rittenhouse J-Master is a jazzmaster style electric. Rittenhouse guitars use the classic Fender colours, hand polished nitro cellulose finish and a unique aging process. Each one can have slightly different pickups and fret wire giving each a unique flavour while still firmly rooted in the correct period. They have period correct Callaham aluminium shielding, fitted Gotoh 510 Vintage bridges with steel tremolo blocks, hand cut bone nuts and Gotoh tuners and matched tone circuits.

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Rittenhouse T-Model

Rittenhouse T-Model electric guitar

The Rittenhouse T-Model is a telecaster style electric. Rittenhouse guitars use the classic Fender colours, hand polished nitro cellulose finish and a unique aging process. Each one can have slightly different pickups and fret wire giving each a unique flavour while still firmly rooted in the correct period. They have period correct Callaham aluminium shielding,hand cut bone nuts and Gotoh tuners and matched tone circuits.

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Rittenhouse S-Model

Rittenhouse S-Model electric guitar

The Rittenhouse S-Model is a stratocaster style electric. Rittenhouse guitars use the classic Fender colours, hand polished nitro cellulose finish and a unique aging process. Each one can have slightly different pickups and fret wire giving each a unique flavour while still firmly rooted in the correct period. They have period correct Callaham aluminium shielding, fitted Gotoh 510 Vintage bridges with steel tremolo blocks, hand cut bone nuts and Gotoh tuners and matched tone circuits.

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