New Gear Review: Electra Guitars Updates Invicta


Invicta Trans Ruby

Electra Guitar's updated and upgraded Invicta electric guitar is now available worldwide factory-direct or through authorized distributors and dealers. The cutaway guitar body is made of ash and has a carved, quilted maple top. The Invicta Trans Ruby (pictured) has a medium C-shaped maple set-in neck with a 12-inch radius rosewood fretboard possessing 22-jumbo frets and pearl inlays. You get a GraphTech Tusq nut, and a double-acting truss rod. Chrome hardware includes the Electra tuning machine heads by Hipshot, large strap buttons and a TonePros bridge with stop tailpiece system.

The big news is the upgrade: the Five Position Coil Linkage System uses two humbucking pickups and two volume controls making up to nine pick-up combinations and tones readily available.

The updated Invicta sells for $1,429 MSRP (or $899 MAP).

Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine.