We couldn’t leave well enough alone. The Imola Vario is a redesign of the Imola 6, but with some fresh, clean design changes, a redesigned body cavity for better tone, as well as weight reduction, and even more tonal variation in the pickup configurations…as if that were possible.
We couldn’t help but go back to the classic style 3-way switches to split the bass and treble sides of all 3 Italia Duplex pickups (or to control the SIX mini pickups…you decide). OK. So the old Imola 6 did all that…BUT, we added a 5 position rotary switch that allows for you to dial every combination imaginable. Think about it…you can choose the 2nd position of the rotary switch, have the bass side only of the neck pickup, treble side only of the center, and then click the rotary to 4th position for bridge and center pickup for the solo, and have a completely different sound configuration for the bridge pickup! This truly is about the most tonally diverse 6 string ever made. This is tone for days. Find YOUR sound in the wide range of options available.
The Imola Vario features Wilkinson WV6 Vintage tremolo with Italia locking machines, with a silky graphite nut to keep things perfectly in tune while getting your vibrato on. The chambered Alder body with Maple top are bolted to a rock maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, and Italia’s inverted headstock. This is NOT your grandfathers single cutaway here folks.