RKS Hollow-Body Electric Guitar
RKS revolutionizes the design of guitars to create a breakthrough look with a focus on ergonomics and tone.
RKS departed from standard electric guitar design, which was still limited by an early 20th-century approach to amplification. Using “neck-through-body” construction, interchangeable aluminum or wood ribs, and molded body shells, RKS created the first-ever, open-ended, hollow-body electric guitars and bass guitars. The open body structure allows each instrument to be easily customized for color, materials, finish, shape—and sound.
RKS knew Autodesk® Alias® software would move them efficiently and elegantly from creative sketching to reality. What might have taken hundreds of drawings was done with a single digital model and in a common visual language. With Alias® software, RKS was able to create, manipulate, and experiment with shape, style, and sound in scores of digital iterations, speeding the process from renderings to physical product.