Rivolta Guitars Combinata XVIII "Toro Black"

$1,449.00 USD

Maker: Rivolta Guitars

Model: Combinata VIII

Condition: New




The Combinata, Dennis Fano's first design for the Rivolta line, was aptly named given its combination of two inspirations: the Rickenbacker Combo, and Dennis' own RB6. 

Taking cues from the Rivolta Mondata, this new model takes the Combinata concept even further; fusing the Mondata's sought-after 3-pickup layout and switching system with iconic Combinata aesthetics. 

The COMBINATA XVIII is the evolution of a design with which followers of Dennis Fano should be very familiar. The larger and slightly offset body give the COMBINATA a shapely silhouette and more substantial feel. The chambered mahogany body features a German carve top (mahogany on metallics, maple on burst). The 25″ scale maple set-neck sports the comfortably chunky “Rivolta C+” neck profile, with 24 medium jumbo frets. 


  • chambered mahogany body
  • German carve top (mahogany on solid colours, maple on natural/burst)
  • double bound body
  • set maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • MOTO block inlays
  • bound peghead
  • 25” scale – 24 frets
  • 12″ fingerboard radius
  • 1.687″ nut width
  • Rivolta C+ neck profile
  • Rivolta “Novanta” P-90 pickups
    -Bridge: 43AWG / Alnico V / 9.1kOhm
    -Middle: 43AWG / Alnico V / 8.6kOhm

    -Neck: 43AWG / Alnico V / 8.3kOhm
  • nickel hardware
  • Kluson style tuners
  • les trem tremolo, nylon saddles at bridge
  • gold plexi RB6-style pickguard
  • Rivolta Premium Soft Case: INCLUDED


The Combinata VIII features a first for Dennis Fano: it's his first design to incorporate a double switching system, including a selector switch for the bridge and neck pickups, and a mode switch. The mode switch has 3 positions:

"Standard" (toggle down: no middle pickup, only bridge and/or neck pickup, selected via upper toggle)

"Combo" (toggle in the middle: middle pickup + bridge and/or neck pickup, selected via upper toggle)

"Override" (toggle up: middle pickup only, upper toggle bypassed)


Percussive highs, defined lows and a snarling mid-range. Our proprietary, Alnico V ‘Novanta’ P90’s are wound to Dennis Fano’s specifications.


Designed with comfort in mind, the Rivolta C+ profile is reminiscent of early 60’s F style guitars, but a little more substantial. The result is a neck that feels comfortably chunky, yet very easy to play.



The Duesenberg Les Tremolo II was designed as a direct, no modification tremolo for tune-o-matic/stoptail equipped guitars. Featuring simple, quick string changing. perfectly balanced tension and a super smooth action. The Les Tremolo II is coupled with a roller saddle tune-o-matic bridge for enhanced tuning stability.