· 25.5" Scale Length
· 12" Radius
· 22 Stainless Steel Super Jumbo Frets
· 1 11/16" Nut Width
· Mahogany Body with a 1/2" Maple Cap
· Maple Neck with an Ebony or Maple Fingerboard
· Luminlay Side Dots
· Hardtail or Vibrato System
· HH Pickup Configuration
· 6-Way Switching
· Carbon Fiber Neck Reinforcement
· 3D Neck Coupling
· Expert Lutherie
Valkyrie™, Superguitar™, Valkyrie Superguitar™, Toneflow™, Massomancer™, Valravn™, Gyrfalcon™ Whitewolf™, Eikþyrnir™, Swan Maiden™, Shieldmaiden™, Shimmer Lever™ and supporting mechanical drawings are the trademarks of Shane Sanders. All photos, artwork and iconography are protected by copyright.
The distinctive headstock, body contours, pickguard design and all emergent aspects of trade dress are the trademarks of Shane Sanders. The secondary meaning of the arrangement of design elements have their origins in Norse mythology and folklore and are sculptural expressions of brand identity. The headstock represents the prow of a Viking longship with a stylized animal head (dragon and sea-serpent). The inset shape represents both teeth and an iconified audio waveform. The body incorporates enveloping wing lines inspired by the Valkyrie and Swan Maiden motifs of ancient lore. And not one bit of it is anything more than creatively playing with the symbolic resonances of make-believe ancient tales the same way J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis did it—mining old metaphors so that you can ride off into musical battle to protect the realm from threats from beyond. The elements are not intended to be religious or political expressions.
The Valkyrie logo text is composed in the typeface, Manifesto, by Tomaz Leskovec.
Fonts for the website are Raleway & Hind.
The logo artwork and photo collages are by Shane Sanders.
Commissioned Valkyrie concept Art by Mico Suayan. View a larger version of his work here.
Cloud photo courtesy of Tom Barrett.
Timely expertise and generous camaraderie were provided to this endeavor by Jamie Unden of the now-defunct Guitar Plans Unlimited.