Henman Guitars / ROCKA / Large Selection / Guitar

The ROCKA is absolutely exquisite. The design is unique and spectacular, but what really makes this guitar stand out is its playability and tone. The tappable pickups offer a range of tones not often found on a single guitar. Before plugging the ROCKA into an amplifier, strumming the instrument acoustically you will immediately notice that it resonates through its body into yours like no other guitar you have played. This is the true test of a great guitar.

The body is one piece African Mahogany with a figured North American Maple top. The 25.5” scale neck is 3-piece African Sapele with a figured Makassar Indonesian Ebony fingerboard. The three piece neck is a unique tension-free design created to remove tension from the neck allowing the guitar to resonate like no other. String tension is lessened by up to 80% over traditional guitars. Truss bar adjustments, while rarely necessary, are cleverly performed by removing a plug on the back of the guitar and simply inserting a supplied allen driver and making minimal turns in the desired direction.

The electronics include a 3-way toggle switch, 1 master volume with a push/pull to boost gain, and 1 master tone with a push/pull to tap from humbucker to single coil. All of the components are hand assembled and include brass interior parts. We use no plastics on our instruments. The neck pickup is a seymour duncan ‘59 Humbucker and the bridge is a seymour duncan custom 5 Humbucker. Both pickups are tappable. Pickups are easily interchangeable with a 5 pin connector system, no soldering. More selected Seymour Duncan, Lollar and Fralin pickups also available or supply your favorites. Exclusive Sperzel locking tuners with Henman’s own exclusive machined tuning keys. Everything in the design of these guitars is deliberate and brilliant. Clearly the choice for the musician who appreciates true art without sacrificing ultimate playability and tone.

CALL FOR PRICING INCLUDES GIG BAG AND TOOL SET

OPTIONS
FIXED BRIDGE, CUSTOM FINISHED SKYWAY TREMOLO OR AUTHENTIC B5 BIGSBY TREMOLO
ALUMINUM PICK GUARD
CUSTOM HENMAN BLACK LEATHER STRAP
CUSTOM HARD CASE

PICKUPS
seymour duncan ‘59 NECK PICKUP
seymour duncan custom 5 BRIDGE PICKUP
NEW 5 PIN CONNECTOR SYSTEM ALLOWS YOU TO CHANGE PICKUPS EASILY AND QUICKLY
more SELECTED SEYMOUR DUNCAN, LOLLAR AND FRALIN PICKUP OPTION CHOICES ALSO AVAILABLE OR SUPPLY YOUR OWN FAVORITES AND WE’LL INSTALL THEM FOR YOU

TOP WOODS
PLAIN MAPLE, FLAME AND QUILTED MAPLE

FINISHES - SATIN STAIN, HIGH GLOSS STAIN, HIGH GLOSS SOLID OR SATIN PALE GOLD & ALUMINUM

Instrument sold

Henman Guitars, USA  

Contact name:
Graham
Brands:
Henman Guitars
Languages:
English
Specialties:
Handmade Guitars and Basses
Opening hours:
by appointment.

Graham HenmanGRAHAM HENMAN
CO-FOUNDER/OWNER AND DESIGNER

- THE GURU

GRAHAM IS A VETERAN COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR AND THE CO-OWNER OF HELLO! PRODUCTIONS HTTP://WWW.HELLOANDCOMPANY.COM IN LOS ANGELES. IN REALITY HE IS A MINIMALIST, BE IT IN ART OR LIFESTYLE. HE IS THE MEMBER OF THE TEAM WITH THE CONTROLLED STAMINA AND UNENDING ABILITY TO GET THINGS DONE. HE IS FAMOUS FOR BEING THE QUIET IN THE EYE OF THE STORM AND HIS BEST IDEAS MATERIALIZE WHEN HE’S BACKED INTO A CORNER. IN HIS CASE, HIS BARK IS VERY OFTEN AS BAD AS HIS BITE.

GRAHAM STARTED HIS CAREER AS A PHOTOGRAPHER IN ENGLAND AND THEN MOVED TO THE STATES TO WORK WITH BIGGER NAMES AND BIGGER BUDGETS. HE SOON FOUND HIMSELF CATAPULTED INTO THE GLAMOROUS WORLD OF MUSIC VIDEOS AND HIGH END GLOSSY COMMERCIALS. HIS CLIENT LIST READS LIKE A WHO’S WHO OF THE LARGEST GLOBAL ADVERTISERS. GRAHAM HAS DIRECTED MANY FAMOUS NAMES FOR VARIOUS BRANDS OVER THE YEARS BUT TWO NAMES IN PARTICULAR STAND WAY OUT. MILES DAVIS AND ANDY WARHOL. MILES FOR HONDA SCOOTERS AND ANDY FOR DIET COKE. BOTH THESE EVENTS WERE THE ONLY TIME THESE ICONS EVER STEPPED IN FRONT OF A CAMERA TO SHOOT A COMMERCIAL. GRAHAM STILL HAS SIGNED SOUP CANS FROM ANDY AND DRAWINGS DONE BY MILES IN HIS HOME.

GRAHAM ALSO SHOT RINGO STARR FOR DISCOVER CARD. THIS TURNED OUT TO BE A LIFE CHANGING EVENT.

GRAHAM HAS NOW FOUND A NEW PASSION. HE WORKED CLOSELY WITH HIS WIFE PARIS TO DESIGN AND CREATE A NEW BREED OF GUITARS. GUITARS THAT WOULD BE SEXY, MINIMALISTIC AND MODERN. IT WAS A MASSIVE UNDERTAKING AND A HUGE LEARNING CURVE BUT THE END RESULTS ARE SOMETHING GRAHAM IS SUPREMELY PROUD OF.

HE THEN PICKED UP HIS STILL CAMERA AND WENT BACK TO HIS ROOTS TO CREATE AN OUTSTANDING IMAGE BRANDING CAMPAIGN FOR HENMAN GUITARS.


Paris HenmanPARIS HENMAN
CO-FOUNDER, DESIGNER

- THE ANARCHIC REBEL, MARRIED TO THE GURU

PARIS IS A TALENTED FASHION STYLIST AND HAS A VERY STRUCTURED IDEA OF WHAT SHE DOES OR DOESN’T LIKE. HER TASTE IS MINIMALIST IN THE EXTREME AND SHE IS FAMOUS FOR EPIC MELTDOWNS IF SHE DOESN’T LIKE THE COLOR OF A PARTICULAR OBJECT. SHE CAN’T PLAY A GUITAR BUT IS PASSIONATE ABOUT HOW SHE WANTS IT TO LOOK AS AN ART PIECE OR FASHION ACCESSORY.

PARIS IS A TRUE LONDONER AND STARTED HER FASHION CAREER THERE, WORKING ALONGSIDE TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS, SHOOTING HIGH FASHION ADS AND MAGAZINE EDITORIALS FOR ELLE, VOGUE, THE FACE, FHM AND I.D.

SHE ALSO MOVED TO THE STATES IN SEARCH OF BIGGER BUDGETS AND OPPORTUNITIES. COMING FROM LONDON, HER STYLE AND FASHION IDEAS SHONE IN THE LAND OF T-SHIRTS AND SHORTS IN LOS ANGELES. SHE SOON FOUND HERSELF WORKING WITH SOME OF HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST NAMES INCLUDING JOHNNY DEPP, LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND CAMERON DIAZ. PARIS WAS SOON IN DEMAND AND STARTED WORKING ON MUSIC VIDEOS AND COMMERCIALS.

A TRIP TO VANCOUVER TO SHOOT A COMMERCIAL WITH RINGO STARR INTRODUCED HER TO SOME BRITISH DIRECTOR CALLED GRAHAM HENMAN. IT BECAME A LIFE CHANGING EVENT AND EVENTUALLY THE TWO MARRIED.

SHE BRINGS THE ‘OUTSIDE OF THE BOX’ FACTOR TO THE TABLE IN THIS DUO. WHEN THEY WERE STRUGGLING TO DESIGN THE ULTIMATE TUNING PEGS, PARIS BREEZED BY AND SAID INTUITIVELY “MAKE THEM ROUND”. SHE WAS INSISTENT ON THE GUITAR’S SILHOUETTES BEING CURVY AND SEXY AND PERFECTED THE DESIGN. SHE CHOSE ALL THE COLOR FINISHES AND NAMED THEM AFTER BOND GIRLS. HER INFLUENCE AND AESTHETIC IS EVERYWHERE IN THE BODY DESIGNS AND METAL FINISHES. FOR HER IT WAS AKIN TO DRESSING A SUPER MODEL. SHE INSISTED THAT THE GUITARS SHOULD HAVE A UNIQUE CASE TO BE DISPLAYED IN, THAT THE WHOLE PRESENTATION OF THE INSTRUMENTS WAS AS IMPORTANT AS THE INSTRUMENTS THEMSELVES. INCLUDING THE PERFECT BLACK LEATHER STRAP. SHE KEPT THE MALE EGOS IN CHECK AND WAS ALWAYS ABLE TO STAND BACK AND SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE. A CLASSIC FASHION STYLIST’S PERSONALITY TRAIT. PARIS ALSO WORKED CLOSELY WITH GRAHAM TO DESIGN ALL THE IMAGE BRANDING, ADVERTISING MATERIALS AND NAMM EXHIBITION SPACES. IN THE ABSENCE OF ERIC CLAPTON, JIMMY PAGE, THE EDGE AND JEFF BECK, HER AND GRAHAM’S SON WAS CAST TO BE THE BRANDING ICON FOR HENMAN GUITARS. A BRILLIANT MOVE TO UNDERSCORE THE THINKING AND MODERNIZE GUITAR BRANDING IMAGERY.


imageRICK TURNER
CLASS ACT AND MASTER LUTHIER

- THE THINKER

RICK TURNER NOW OVERSEES AND QUALITY CONTROLS THE BUILDING OF ALL HENMAN GUITARS AND HAS BEEN A LUTHIER LONGER THAN HE CAN REMEMBER AT THIS POINT, HAVING BUILT A DULCIMER-LIKE INSTRUMENT OUT OF BALSA AT AGE 10.

IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE STARTED TO HUNT DOWN VINTAGE INSTRUMENTS IN NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUE SHOPS STARTING WITH A FAIRBANKS AND COLE BANJO WHICH HE REFINISHED AND RESTORED.  WINDING UP AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY IN THE EARLY 1960S, RICK DECIDED THAT A GUITAR REPAIR APPRENTICESHIP BEAT SITTING IN A 500 SEAT LECTURE HALL, AND SO HE DROPPED OUT OF ACADEMIA AND INTO THE WORLD OF FOLK MUSIC AND INSTRUMENT REPAIR, EVENTUALLY LANDING THE LEAD ACOUSTIC GUITAR SPOT WITH CANADIAN’S IAN AND SYLVIA WITH WHOM HE TOURED AND RECORDED.  AFTER A STINT IN A ROCK BAND, AUTOSALVAGE, RICK MOVED TO CALIFORNIA AND DECIDED UPON A CAREER IN ELECTRIC LUTHERIE. 

HE BROUGHT INSTRUMENT AND PICKUP MAKING SKILLS INTO THE STRANGE BREW THAT BECAME ALEMBIC, INC., MAKING GUITARS AND BASSES FOR THE LEADING FIGURES IN WEST COAST MUSIC, THEN FOUNDED RICK TURNER GUITARS IN 1978 TO MAKE THE MODEL 1 GUITAR NOW MOST CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM OF FLEETWOOD MAC.  TWISTS AND TURNS IN THE ROAD TOOK RICK THROUGH A PERIOD OF DESIGNING FURNITURE AND RUNNING CABINET SHOPS, AND THEN BACK TO GUITARS, WORKING FIRST FOR GIBSON, THEN RUNNING THE REPAIR SHOP AT WESTWOOD MUSIC IN LA, AND FINALLY SETTING UP HIS OWN SHOP AGAIN IN TOPANGA CANYON AND THEN SANTA CRUZ WHERE HE, HIS PARTNER BARRY PEARLMAN, AND A TEAM OF THREE LUTHIERS BUILD MANY STYLES OF INSTRUMENTS. 
HTTP://WWW.RENAISSANCEGUITARS.COM

RICK’S PASSIONS COVER THE RANGE FROM TRADITIONAL ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND UKES TO THE MOST MODERN ELECTRIC GUITAR AND BASS DESIGNS.  THAT ECLECTICISM EXTENDS EVEN TO HIS BUILDING TECHNIQUES WHICH GO FROM USING HOT HIDE GLUE IN ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS TO CARVING PARTS ON A COMPUTER OPERATED ROUTING MACHINE.  HE IS EQUALLY COMFORTABLE WITH WOOD OR WIRES, ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS OR ELECTRIC.  HIS INSTRUMENTS ARE IN THE HANDS OF MANY OF THE WORLD’S TOP FOLK, ROCK, AND JAZZ MUSICIANS, AND HIS WORK HAS BEEN EXHIBITED AT THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION IN WASHINGTON, D.C., THE SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, THE MUSEUM OF MAKING MUSIC IN CARLSBAD, CA, AND ONE OF HIS EARLIEST GUITARS WILL BE SHOWN AT THE MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN IN NEW YORK IN 2011.


Hand build to order

Average build time is 4-5 months from date the deposit is recieved

We stand by our craftmanship

All guitars are guaranteed

All models USD 3950 / approx. € 2810

Exclusive of applicable tax/shipping

Price includes custom gig bag and custom leather strap

+ USD 500 for high gloss and solid finishes

+ USD 400 for custom aluminium case

50% deposit required to start the custom build

50% due four weeks prior to completion

We accept all major credit cards


For orders call (001) 310-430-2796

or email sales@henbev.com



 
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