HEX Vintage FX570CT solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitar
HEX Vintage FX570CT solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitar

Vintage FX570CT

MSRP 479.00 USD

Torrefied top and braces
Amara back and sides
50~60s vintage sound

KEY FEATURES
Grand auditorium body
Torrefied top and braces
Torrefied solid sitka spruce top
Amara back and sides
Woofer Line for a rich bass
A non-scarf neck with a diamond volute
Fretboard with rounded edge profile
Hexagonal wood inlays
Rosewood headplate with bevel cut
Willkinson® antique tuners
Solid hard maple bridge plate with hexagonal holes
Wood rosette and bindings
Oiled bone nut and saddle
Gloss finish on the body
Matte finish on the neck
Standard gig-bag

HEX Vintage FX570CT solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitar
HEX Vintage series; solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitars

The Return of the Old Guitar

Torrefaction is a process by which wood is heated in a controlled environment, cooking off the volatiles—the oils, sugars, and resins that naturally vacate the wood but only after many decades of drying. The vintage series is made of Torrefied top and braces, and is designed to listen to the sound of a long aged acoustic guitar on a new guitar.

HEX Vintage FX570CT solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitar
HEX Vintage FX570CT solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitar's body

Body

Deep tone and fast response

A grand auditorium body with deep bass and vintage sound, it is perfect for playing strum and finger style. Especially, it will show you a short attack time due to lightweight torrefied top and braces.

ShapeExtra folk w/ cutaway ≓ Grand Auditorium
TopTorrefied solid sitka spruce w/ Woofer Line
Side & backAmara
BracingTorrefied scalloped X-brace

Torrefaction

Vintage sound without aging

Torrefaction is a process by which wood is heated in a an oxygen-free environment, cooking off the volatiles—the oils, sugars, and resins that naturally vacate the wood but only after many decades of drying. Torrefied top and braces will give you an aged sound

*Learn more about torrefaction

HEX Vintage FX570CT solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitar
HEX Woofer lines on top wood

Body inside

Woofer Line

The Woofer Line along the inside edge of the top wood helps to further deepen the central area around the groove. It is the similar effect as woofer loudspeakers, which makes the presence of bass sound one step clear.

Body woods

Amara side and back

In the vintage series, Amara wood with the properties between rosewood and ebony was used for back and sides. It is characterized by the soft presence of the bass and the softness of the midrange.

HEX Vintage FX570CT solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitar's body
Wood joining technique of HEX guitars

Craftsmanship

Natural woodworking

Vacuum pressing & natural wood drying combined technology gives you a more solid sound. After the glue penetrates the pores of the wood sufficiently, it is bonded by slowly applying pressure to increase vibration and durability.

※ Although heat-drying and hot-press methods expedite the building process, they cause the adhesives to harden, interfering with the wood’s natural resonant qualities.

Neck

Diamond shape volute

The diamond shape volute on the back of its neck, used in traditional classical guitars, not only gives you aesthetic effects, but also increases sustain and improves durability.

HEX Vintage series; solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitars' diamond volute
HEX Vintage series; solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitars' neck

Neck

Increased sustainability

The neck of Indonesian mahogany wood is a non-scarf type and guarantees long sustain. Standard C type profile with high preference is applied and it is matte finish for convenience of performance.

SpeciesNon-scarf Indonesian mahogany
ProfileStandard C-shape w/ diamond volute
Thickness1 3/4-inch at nut
Truss rod2-way action
JointDovetail
ConstructionJoint at 14th fret
FinishMatte

Wood drying

Three stages of drying

The wood is dried by natural, thermal and high frequency vacuum drying. In the case of high-frequency vacuum drying, moisture is removed from the inside of the wood, so there is little splitting or distortion coming from drying.

※ Only carefully selected timber that is well dried and seasoned is used.

Wood Drying Technique of HEX Guitars
HEX Vintage series; solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitars' fretboard

Fretboard

Hard and even frets

On rosewood fingerboard, the 160Hv frets with 30% increased hardness deliver a durable and clear sound. It also reduces the risk of the fret lifting. Hexagonal wood inlays and wood bindings are decorated.

SpeciesRosewood
Scale length25 1/2-inch
Radius12 3/5-inch
ProfileRound edge
BindingMahony
Frets20 / 160Hv hardness
InlaysHexagonal mahony / black PVC dot on side

Rounded edges

Comfortable grip

Both sides of the fingerboard are gently curved for more comfortable playing. In addition, the rounded corners give you easier to play.

Round Edges on Fretboard of HEX guitars
HEX Vintage series; solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitars' headstock

Headstock

Layered with bevel cut

The rosewood top affixed to the headstock contributes to the instrument’s aesthetic quality while helping to improve sustain, and in concert with the binding gives off a feeling of luxury. The 18:1 gear ratio Willkinson® antique tuners allow for precise tuning.

Angle14 degrees / 1-piece
LogoSilver metal hexagon logo
TopRosewood
TunersWillkinson® antique open gears
Tuning ratio18:1
BindingBevel cut + black/ivory ABS layers

Nut and saddle

Premium oiled bone

The natural material, oiled bone gives clear tone, is easy to set it up and less discolored. The nut with a width of 44mm and E to E spacing of 37.2mm is optimized for both finger style and strum-based performance.

MaterialOiled bone
Nut1 3/4-inch width
E to E1.464-inch
Saddle2 13/16-inch width
HEX Vintage series; solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitars' nut
HEX Vintage series; solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitars' bridge

Bridge

Traditional solid rosewood

A special cut is placed in front of the bridge-pin hole to prevent ebony pins from protruding. It also reduces dents on the bridge by string tension. By the increased angle of strings to the saddle, it will be in tune though powerful strum.

PlateSolid hard maple w/ honeycomb holes
PinEbony w/ abalone dot

Bridge plate

Vibrating structure

Just beneath the bridge on the underside of the sound board is a discreetly affixed honeycomb-shaped solid hard maple bridge plate. Because the hexagonal structure reduces weight while reinforcing the sturdiness of the instrument, it contributes to elongating the time of sustained vibration from the sound board. Additionally, this unique bridge plate assists in balancing the whole sound of the instrument, maintaining it’s tonal character.

HEX acoustic guitars' solid hard maple bridge plate with honeycomb holes
HEX Vintage FX570CT solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitar's rosette

Decoration

Multiple wood rosette

Decorated with the wood rosette and bindings, which creates an antique look and feel. Transparent pickguard is enclosed, and the D'Addario® EXP16 coated strings are installed.

RosetteMahony and black/ivory ABS
BindingsMahony and black/Ivory ABS
PickguardClear teardrop shape
StringsD'Addario® EXP16

Finish

Thin and light

Thin finished body will give you a more enriched sound. Electrostatic painting is sprayed thinly and evenly on the surface of the guitar, and the final gloss finish has been applied neatly by master builder's hand spray.

ColorNatural
ProcessGloss
HEX guitars' wood finish techniques
HEX HG100 standard quality gig bag for a dreadnaught or a orchestra body shape acoustic guitars

Gig-bag

Light weight, serious protection

Our gig bag will protect the instruments from collisions and contaminants with special paddings and waterproof outer-fabrics. Its neat design and fine fabrics provide premium performances and appearances.

TypeHG100 standard gig bag
Pad10mm sponge
ExteriorBlack polyester fiber
InteriorBlack fabric
HEX Vintage series; solid torrefied top and amara back/sides acoustic guitars

BODY
ShapeExtra folk w/ cutaway ≓ Grand Auditorium
TopTorrefied solid sitka spruce w/ Woofer Line
Side & backAmara
BracingTorrefied scalloped X-brace
RosetteMahony and black/ivory ABS
Top bindingMahony and black/Ivory ABS 3-ply
Back bindingMahony and black ABS 2-ply
Center bindingMahony and black ABS 3-ply on back & side
NECK
SpeciesNon-scarf Indonesian mahogany
ProfileStandard C-shape w/ diamond volute
Thickness1 3/4-inch at nut
Truss rod2-way action
JointDovetail
ConstructionJoint at 14th fret
FinishMatte
FINGERBOARD
SpeciesRosewood
Scale length25 1/2-inch
Radius12 3/5-inch
ProfileRound edge
BindingRosewood
Frets20 / 160Hv hardness
InlaysHexagonal mahony/ black PVC dot on side
NUT & SADDLE
MaterialOiled bone
Nut1 3/4-inch width
E to E1.464-inch
Saddle2 13/16-inch width
HEAD
TypeHEX® special
Angle14 degrees / 1-piece
LogoSilver metal hexagon logo
TopRosewood
TunersWillkinson® antique open gears
Tuning ratio18:1
BindingBevel cut + black/ivory ABS layers
BRIDGE
TypeHEX® shape rosewood
PlateSolid hard maple w/ honeycomb holes
PinEbony w/ abalone dot
HARDWARES
PickguardClear teardrop shape
Strap buttonsAntique color
StringsD'Addario® EXP16
FINISH
ColorNatural
ProcessGloss
Case
TypeHG100 standard gig bag
Pad10mm sponge
ExteriorBlack polyester fiber
InteriorBlack fabric

acoustic-guitar-dimension
A1019 mm
B491 mm
C298 mm
D401 mm
E459 mm
F44 mm
G100 mm
H120 mm
I648 mm

Vintage FX570CT

Updated on 2017-10-08T20:08:06+00:00, by hexguitars.