NAMM 2022: Rapier continues its resurgence with impressively spec'd Saffire 6 and 12-string electric models

Rapier Saffire
(Image credit: Rapier / JHS)

NAMM 2022: We loved the Rapier 33 when it arrived earlier this year, and now the recently revived British brand is back with new Saffire Series six- and 12-string electric guitars

While the 33 was equipped with mini-humbuckers, the retro-styled Saffires use designer Alan Entwistle’s custom-built Astrosonic single-coils, which are made using chunky 7mm alnico 5 pole pieces. 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.