The Bear Creek Kona Rocket is our updated version of the Kona steel guitar of yesteryear. The Kona Rocket has a shorter, deeper body than the hollowneck, and a beautifully carved V neck joining the body at the 7th fret. The short 23 1/2″ scale allows for higher tunings, and creates a very quick, responsive guitar with awesome volume.
The Kona Rocket can be made from a variety of exotic tonewoods, such as Honduran Rosewood, African Mahogany, Sapele, Avodire (an amazing tonewood) and the traditional Hawaiian Koa. It has Sitka Spruce bracing, Style 4 Mother-of-Pearl inlays, traditonal ‘Rope’ binding (made from alternating strips of rosewood and maple or beech), and a high gloss Lacquer finish.