The designer behind this beautiful guitar, Greg Opatik, has a degree in design from Kendall College of Art and Design. He has been creating and developing modern furniture of both his own composition and those of others, such as Genesis Seating who builds classic Eames chairs, for more than fifteen years. He began creating Sinuous guitars five years ago inspired by the idea of creating a uniquely authentic design rather than merely making minor modifications of classic guitars like so many other companies.
Playing the guitar since childhood, Sinuous guitars are a culmination of his design and manufacturing background blended with his own guitar playing experiences.
Sinuous guitars are made combining traditional craftsmanship and up to date design and manufacturing techniques to achieve consistent quality in every guitar they build.
Consistency also comes from CNC machines that cut their guitars to computer controlled dimensions, however that same machine that cuts incredibly accurate time after time could never cut our guitar bodies exactly where a particular flamed maple top will look best, or hand sand the edge of the wood in a way that is optimal for both the finish and touch of the hand.
The SD-22, the only model from Sinuous thus far, is available in five different wood and color combinations. The body of the SD-22 is made of Popular wood with a Hard Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard.
The tops are available in Santos Palisander, American Hard Maple (Black or White) and Flamed Maple (Vintage or Red).
The neck is made of Hard Maple and has a Rosewood or Maple fingerboards. Update: The Sinuous is now available in painted editions as well
The Options (prices subject to change)
Model name: SD-22
Body Shape : Sinuous Double Cut Dual Humbucker
Fret Size: 6105
Attachment: Bolt on with threaded inserts
Nut: Graphite, 1.68″
Sinuous is currently developing a guitar amp (shown above) that will match the finish of their guitars and look good in any room of the house. You can literally rock out on this amp by plugging in and having a seat on top of the amp.
Sinuous is a Grand Rapids, Michigan company that crafts unique, high quality sculpted guitars for the most creative and discerning players. Their guitars are designed for the innovative and image conscious guitarist who demands authenticity, craftsmanship, and an instrument that is truly special.
Through their use of innovative design and manufacturing techniques, their guitars have improved the ergonomics that strengthen the intimate relationship between musician and instrument.
Innovative musicians have always inspired them in everything they do and the Sinuous guitar is their gift back.
The Herman Miller blog, Lifework, has a nice interview with the designer here.