Tulsa Korina (White African Limba)
My most popular build by far is the Tulsa model.
This instrument embodies the most desired features of our custom builds.
Classic Dantzig design cues: Faded ’59 Burst (nitrocellulose lacquer) on a German carved “Rustic” maple top, white limbs (Korina) body and neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 22 gold EVO frets. Seven piece “Claw” inlay of abalone and pearl at the 12th fret. Lightweight Made-in-USA wraparound bridge, and the ultra-unobtainable Jon Grail G90 pickups.
Hear Lance Keltner put a Grail G90 Tulsa through its paces Tulsa G90 Demo
The streaked and figured top is gorgeous from any angle (photos can’t capture the full effect). The volume and tone controls are placed close at hand, yet not in the way—you’ll wonder how Gibson got this so wrong.
Both top and back are contoured in the classic German carve tradition.
The super-chunky 1950s style neck is set to the body with a hand-fitted dovetail joint, while the deep Florentine cutaway provides unobstructed upper fret access
The German carved limbs body is a feast for your eyes and comfortable to hold. Weighing in at 8.0 lbs this Tulsa hits the sweet spot for tone, sustain and comfort. The cellulose faux tortoise backplates add a visual punch.
The seven piece “Claw” inlay is a Dantzig original design that marks the 12th fret position for a subtle and elegant touch. The 6150 style frets are gold-colored EVO composition that lasts much longer than nickel-silver without the harsh “ping” of stainless. Look at the color and figure of that rosewood fretboard!
12 degree head pitch, ox-bone, hand cut nut, ebony head plate, and tortoise truss rod cover. The single piece, low-mass truss rod is adjustable for both forward and backward movement—a Dantzig innovation that reduces truss rod weight and increases adjustability. Every Dantzig neck is seasoned or “normalized” over an 8 week period before reaching its final configuration to eliminate post-manufacture “creep” or twist. It costs more to do it that way, but you’ll never have a problem with it.
Low-mass Sperzel Trim Lok open-back tuners with custom vintage style ivoroid buttons add a style touch, and provide rock-solid tuning. The Trim Lok lets you re-string in seconds, and securely locks the string to the tuner without having to wind endless length around the capstan.
Period correct coarse-knurled nut and flat-bat toggle tip in vintage gloss are Dantzig exclusive parts—lightly aged because it’s the little things that add up to a big difference.
• Korina body and neck upgrades
• Premium “rustic” flame maple top
• German carve—front and back
• Braz-rosewood fingerboard upgrade
• 12” fingerboard radius
• 25.5” compensated scale
• Abalone and pearl Claw 12th fret inlay
• 1.650” nut width
• 22 medium oval Gold EVO frets
• Vintage super-fat 1950s neck carve
• Full nickel hardware
• Wraparound aluminum locking bridge (30 gram)
• Sperzel Trim-Lok open back tuners with ivoroid buttons
• 2 Volume, 2 tone contour, 3-way toggle
• Bournes pots with treble-retention circuit
• Orange Drop capacitors
• Defense contractor-grade shielding
• Switchcraft toggle
• Jon Grail (Unobtainium) G90 single coils
• Nitro-shellac “violin” finish