Wingspan 6

PHOTOS: Wingspan™ 6-string guitar. Patented, multiple patents pending. Element™ aircraft aluminum neck. Intonation Cantilever™ bridges precision machined from stainless steel and aircraft aluminum. Bare Knuckle™ Polymath Nolly Getgood signature pickups w/10-way switching.

Hi Rick,

The guitar just arrived this morning. I am speechless and quite overwhelmed. Rick Toone guitars are just something else…and believe me I have played lots of high-end guitars…

I just played it a bit and this Element neck is what I have been dreaming of since I began playing guitar. This thinness, precision and speed is just something that only you are offering.

The body with this reptile finish is just out of this world and the pickups are also absolutely stunning! I will play a bit more and give you more feedback but I am simply overwhelmed at this stage. 

Thank you so much for building such a piece of art for me.

All the best, 

Fabio Mittino | Live+

VIDEO: “Kanashimi” from Fabio Mittino’s latest album: Simple Music for Difficult People, Vol. 4.
VIDEO: “Karakuri” featuring Stealth Acoustic 6-string guitar.

Fabio Mittino continues to record and produce music with exceptional production values and attention to detail. This is an extraordinary achievement for an independent artist creating in an ultra-specific solo electric guitar instrumental niche. Managing writing, recording, touring, travel, video production, and record label responsibilities is a massive project.

Fabio, thank you for all that you do — we see you — we appreciate you!

I love the testimonial (below) from Ahmad Jamal. Increasingly over the past several years, my personal listening time is deeply immersed in jazz recordings from the 1950’s and 1960’s. That was such an astonishing period of musical achievement. The improvisational skill of those musicians is difficult for us to fully comprehend today, because we live in an era where artistic output is shaped primarily in post-production, during the editing process. There was a decade or so when virtuosic playing enmeshed with spontaneous composition, often performed and recorded live: one take, first pass.

Ahmad Jamal was a master in that genre, and I am sad to learn of his passing earlier this year. As the cosmic winds scatter our ashes, may your fingers eternally tickle the celestial ivories, my friend.

PROMO: Catch Fabio Mittino live Sunday, June 25, 2023 at Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

Pisces | Limited Editions

PHOTOS: (Ghost) Pisces™ limited edition guitar series. Aircraft aluminum, stainless steel, carbon fiber, alder. DiMarzio™ custom noisless pickups. Element™ neck. Patented & patents-pending Pisces™ tremolo system.

Guitar sounds super amazing so can’t wait to get it set up best for me! As I’ve started writing (AxeFx) presets for this guitar…clean sound is by far the best tone I’ve ever had and that is a huge thing for me. Very punchy and dynamic! (Todd Haug)

PHOTOS: (Venom) Pisces™ limited edition guitar series. Aircraft aluminum, stainless steel, carbon fiber, alder. DiMarzio™ custom noisless pickups. Element™ neck. Patented & patents-pending Pisces™ tremolo system.

I’m worried a demon is going to come out of it. I love it. For the last hour, all I have done is played drop D tuning, dropping further with the tremolo, with crazy gain and sustain, causing unbelievable effects. (Carl)

VIDEO: Patented and patents pending Pisces™ tremolo.

Henry Kaiser Plays Sea Monster

VIDEO: Henry Kaiser Quarterly #1 performance for 2023. Watch from the beginning for some delicious Zappa, or dive directly into “Sea Monster Blues” (solo guitar) beginning at 10:44 — featuring Henry playing Sea Monster amidst a backdrop of Crevalle jack and Bigeye trevally. No fish were harmed in the making of this video.

I really love what Henry Kaiser is doing.

Bringing together friends and featured artists to pre-record a quarterly concert. Players are together in person, or contributing from wherever they may be in the world at the moment. Visual artists adding their skills as well, including Henry’s partner Brandy Gale. Check out her work…synesthete art!

There is such joy of life infusing this entire venture. You can feel the energy of friends reconnecting.

evaluating its functionality just as a “strat” it is an EXCEEDINGLY great strat.  So solid sonically and great for all genres of strat-expressions.

BUT THIS PISCES TREMOLO knocks it out of the park and onto one of the Moons of Mars.
as soon as I finish mastering today
I will have lots of playing time for it and video shoot time
and I will be back with much more feedback (both written and electro-acoustic)

THANK YOU SO MUCH for sending it over (Henry Kaiser)

Deeply grateful to Henry for his friendship and his willingness to invest time exploring Sea Monster. Henry, thank you for all of your video work. Also, thank you Killick and Chris Buono for introducing us. More adventures to follow…

Birdseye Pisces | One Month

Hi Rick, I’m having an incredible time with Pisces. It sounds so juicy and Beautiful!! (Tejasvin)

Read his full first impressions of Birdseye Pisces when it arrived last month…