It's Here! The Renaissance RS6 Custom Mahogany / Walnut has arrived at Heartbreaker Guitars! This beautiful guitar features gorgeous Mahogany top and back with Walnut sides. The neck of this RS6 is made from Mahogany and topped with a Rosewood fretboard. The RS6 model boasts the D - Tar Pickup System with a Turner Timberline piezo coaxial polymer pickup element mounted in the curved bottom slot of the bridge that allows it to pick up both the warm body resonance as well the clarity of the strings, which produces a balanced amplified acoustic tone and an all around beautiful sounding instrument. For more info check out Rick Turner.
The thinline body is built like a fine acoustic guitar, but with an added cedar center block to cut feedback. A Turner Timberline piezo bridge pickup feeds full-spectrum signals to an 18-volt D-TAR Wavelength pre-amp.
Constructed like true acoustic instruments, with bent sides and a braced tone wood top and back, the Renaissance series truly represents the best way to achieve acoustic tone plugged in.
The construction feature that sets our instruments apart is the Western Red Cedar center block that prevents feedback and yet provides an acoustically live foundation for the D-TAR Wavelength preamp and Turner Timberline pickup system.
All Renaissance Series instruments feature D-TAR Wavelength, 18-volt preamp and our own Turner Timberline coaxial piezo pick-up system which produces a full-frequency amplified acoustic tone. Our unique instruments are perfect for recording and live performance under any conditions, and they have proven roadworthy around the world.
Electronics - Turner use a D-TAR Timberline pickup system that features a coaxial piezo polymer pickup element mounted in a curve bottomed slot in the bridge with a bone or carbon fiber saddle transferring the string pressure variations from vibrations into the pickup which transduces those vibrations into an electrical signal. Because the pickup senses 360 degrees around it’s core, you get both direct string sound as well as the warmth of the wood of the body. Pickup installation is all about location, location, location, as well as the exact geometry of the saddle/pickup/bridge interfaces, and we have taken great care to optimize installation including tilting the saddle back at an angle of 7 degrees to better split the “break angle” of the string as it goes over the saddle and down into the body.
That pickup signal is matched to an 18 volt preamp which provides a bit of a signal boost as well as conditioning the pickup impedance to run down long cables and match the input characteristics of typical amplifiers. Earlier instruments used two 9 Volt batteries; newer ones use two “AA” cells with a 6X voltage multiplier circuit to achieve the same headroom as with the two 9 volt batteries.