HF-555 A,S/ATB

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希望小売価格・・・¥380,000(税抜)
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Introduction

Presenting the HF-555 Model, equipped with our new Advanced rear shift design.

The -HD-115- took its place as the standard model for Headway ever since the brand was born. But the -HF-555- is a major upgrade of this model in terms of specifications.

And from there, the -HF-555 A, S / ATB- which adopted the newly developed "Advanced Rear Shifted X Bracing" was developed.
Don’t miss your chance to try this incredibly powerful model.

 
Featured Specs


Bracing:  Adirondack Spruce bracing, Carloped Advanced Rear Shift.

Headway has been working since 2016 on the "advanced rear shift." First adopted in a custom model produced by Momose, and then developed through trial and error production, it finally became a reality in the Asuka team build series in 2017.

▲ Comparison between Forwards shift, normal, and advanced rear shift.

The -Advanced rear shift- is a design where the bracing crossing point is shifted slightly closer to the bridge. Common knowledge tells us that a forwards shift is the most suitable design for a good sound and that moving closer to the bridge will result in a more stiff and unwieldy sound, but through trial and error and enough adjustments, we landed on a design that not only avoids these downsides but also gives a more articulate tone and particularly a great boost to the sound on the high E and B strings.

Neck: Cuban Mahogany
By using Cuban mahogany for the neck, which works as the core from where the sound propagates, we were able to get a tighter sound than before.

Position markers: Snowflake Avalone


 Body: The body top is Adirondack Spruce and a Madagascar rosewood side and back.

The Adirondack Spruce we use on the body top of this model is a rare material that is has a big impact on the resulting sound. And High quality Madagascar rosewood is used for the side and back material, a material which is becoming increasingly rare, and competes in terms of hardness and sound quality with the Jacaranda,

Body decoration: Large herringbone

Headstock top: Madagascar Rosewood
Madagascar rosewood, which is also used for the body side and back, is adopted for the headstock top. This really gives this model a lot of style and a luxurious look. 

Machine heads: GOTOH SXN510V 06M XG.

Pickguard: Equipped with a red swirl pickguard, with an impactful deep red color.

Saddle: Long saddle

 

 

Specification
Body Top
Adirondack Spruce
Body Side&Back
Madagascar Rosewood
Neck
Cuban Mahogany
Fingerboard
Ebony
Nut
Bone
Saddle
Bone Long
Bridge
Ebony
Machineheads
GOTOH/SXN510V 06M XG
Scale
628mm
Width at Nut
43.0mm
Bracing
Scalloped Advanced Rear Shift X Bracing
Finish
Thin Urethane
String
Elixir NANOWEB Light(.012-.053)
Accessories
Hard Case, Allen Wrench, COA