If a modern McInturff guitar has a hollow chamber in it, that chamber does a specifically designed job as regards the amplified tone. The chamber is never a randomly-dimensioned hollow pocket. This is why the original version of the award-winning Royal represented such a huge step forward for me as an electric guitar designer. The original Royal pioneered the way towards specifically tuned chambers in an electric guitar.

Royal Flat

New Voices, New Choices

The new McInturff Royal is the newly perfected version!

The Royal features a chamber that is tuned to a specific, repeatable resonance... the Royal's chamber influences the guitar's acoustical nature in a planned, predictable way...and so, influences the amplified sound in a planned, predictable way. The benefit to the player is to have a full, rich semi- hollow amplified tone, with an incredibly even response all over the neck; there are no “live” and “dead” spots, such as is the norm for a semi-hollow guitar.

Meet the new Royal... New Voices, New Choices.

  • 24.625” scale, 22 medium jumbo frets, 12” fretboard radius
  • Genuine pattern-grade Honduras Mahogany McInturff neck
  • 17 degree headstock pitch
  • Dark, tightly-pored and sustainable East Indian Rosewood fretboard, master-grade
  • 4 optional neck profiles, my '59 carve is the most popular
  • Bound MOP dot inlays
  • Selected-for-voice Korina or Spanish Cedar hand carved top
  • Selected-for-voice Korina or Spanish Cedar body
  • Fully bound with vintage style cream binding is optional
  • Vintage style lightweight tuners
  • Highest quality CTS pots
  • Trad tone controls with really fine signal capacitors. However, McInturff Mini-Q™ tone filters are optional and recommended
  • Bone nut
  • Dual custom wound VooDoo PAF-style pickups by Peter Florance
  • P-90 pickups sound great in the Royal too! A selection of the finest boutique models!
  • My unique McInturff Guitar 100% nitrocellulose lacquer finish, which replicates the properties of the original Nikolas lacquers from the old days. Incredibly thin.
  • A number of 'bursts, solid colors, and TV finishes are available.
  • TonePros AVR-II tuneomatic bridge or Wilkinson Compensator wraparound bridge
  • Aluminum stop tailpiece (to go with the AVR-II)
  • Hard shell case
  • Hand numbered, hand signed by Terry McInturff
  • Limited Lifetime McInturff Guitar Warrantee 


Every guitar deserves to have a McInturff neck on it.

Tone Quest Report