Novax Guitars and Basses

Novax Guitars
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Instrument Models

specifications and examples of available builds

The Hand-Built Expression 6-string

Master luthier Ralph Novak hand builds every Novax Expression guitar to be the consummate Fanned-Fret® 6-string. The neck scale delivers solid lows and sparkling highs thanks to the compensated tuning of the patented Fanned-Fret® system. All details - proportions, electronics, wood combinations, fret binding, body laminate, carving and finish - are executed with masterful precision. Each guitar is the expression of the luthier's craft enabling the player to have the finest instrument with which to perform. Designed and built to be the exemplary Fanned-Fret guitar, the Expression neither nods nor winks at conventional design. This is a new guitar made for players developing a distinctive style that has no place for compromise. The Expression is balanced in tone, string tension and weight. The unique body styling is the ergonomic answer to the player's need for beauty and playability. No other guitarist plays or sounds like you and no other guitar plays or sounds like the Expression.

A Fanned-Fret exclusive, the extended-range (XR) neck combines standard scale length for the treble strings with an extra-long scale for the bass strings. Drop tuning has never sounded fuller. String tension on the low string is good down to C.


Expression Solid
Center-joined solid mahogany, swamp ash, walnut, or maple, deeply hand carved for comfort and beauty.
$2,650.00


Expression Laminated

Mahogany or walnut back, top of highly figured maple or walnut, or exotic hardwood. Hand sculpted, rounded body edges, matching wood headstock overlay and wood fretboard binding.
$2,950.00


Expression Laminated and Bound

Mahogany or walnut back, top of highly figured maple or walnut, spruce, or exotic hardwood, body binding, fretboard binding, and bound head overlay to match body. Contoured back for comfort.
$3,250.00

Novax® patented Fanned-Fret® system: for unsurpassed tuning accuracy, ease of playing and tonal clarity.
Individual Bridges: for excellent string-to-string crosstalk rejection giving you a more focused tone.
Bartolini pickups: for a broad frequency response and a high fidelity tone to capture the superior characteristics of the Fanned-Fret® system.

Dual humbucking “soapbar” pickups, three single-coils, or two single coils and a bridge humbucking “soapbar” pickup configurations: the dual pickup model is available with your choice of full-size humbuckers or “soapbar” style pickups. A 5-position rotary switch selects a range of tones from fat humbucker to spanky single-coil, all hum-free. A master volume and tone complete the control layout. An optional Bartolini preamp (add $125.00) delivers clean gain boost and a buffered output.

The 3 single-coil configuration uses a calibrated set of Bartolini pickups that have a smoother, fuller sound than traditional single-coils, yet still capture the sparkling highs and dynamic response you expect from a single-coil pickup. A 6-position rotary switch yields all the sounds of a typical 5-way toggle, PLUS the combination of the bridge and neck pickups, and a master volume and tone control complete the electronics.

Popular nut widths: 1 5/8" or 1 3/4"
Extended Range Neck: On all 6 string Expression models, the XR neck delivers a huge tone in standard tuning, and is uniquely suited to drop tuning.
Hand carved body: Each guitar is individually, uniquely crafted by hand
Ergonomic shape: Contoured for comfort, shaped for balance



Shipping not included.

To review our 1-year guarantee and see all the guitars we currently have in stock, please see our Showroom page.

Novax® accepts VISA and Mastercard

ALL NOVAX® GUITARS ARE MADE IN USA


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