Skervesen Raptor Dan Spitz of Anthrax Custom Build Trans Black Quilted Maple 2013 QMT One-Off

$ 8,999.99

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Skervesen joined forces with legendary guitarist Dan Spitz to design and build a one of a kind custom shop hand-made guitar that is a true work of art and a tonal masterpiece! This guitar plays as wickedly as it looks and sounds with absolutely incredible! Dan’s work in the legendary band Anthrax is true testament to his playing and abilities. When a player of this caliber steps into the realm of having a custom made one of a kind signature guitar built, you can bet no stone is left unturned. 

Skervesen met those demands and shot past them in order to produce this remarkable guitar. Dan’s custom raptor arrives in a gorgeous transparent black finish over a highly figured quilted maple top. The beautiful hand chosen woods of this design are of the highest tonal quality including a spectacular piece of blistered transparent flamed maple, tone filled pieces of Swamp Ash for the body wings, and a fretboard made of the highest grade Snakewood available. Snakewood is a rare expensive wood preferred by many to ebony and having similar tone characteristics and feel, strength, and longevity. Snakewood is an exquisite wood that is very expensive and thus reserved for only the highest quality guitars on the market.

A meticulously crafted 9-peice neck made of rosewood, maple, and ebony which is then capped with a hand selected snakewood fingerboard with no inlays. The finishing touches come together to create a Slim ‘D’ neck profile with 24 stainless jumbo frets. This multi scale 24.75″ – 25.5″ neck begs to be played! A graphite nut, Hipshot tuning machines and an ABM 3210b Bridge provide amazing tuning stability and tone.

The guitar is equipped with Bare Knuckle pickups which are hand wound in the United Kingdom and have become the pickup of choice among tone enthusiasts world wide. Bare Knuckle provides a set of Black Hawk Humbuckers in both the neck and bridge which couple with the tone woods of the Raptor with breathtaking results. 

Dan Spitz was kind enough to sign a certificate of authenticity as well as include several iconic photos from his career and his personal signature guitar picks. All photos are signed by Dan as well as a letter written and signed by Dan confirming the guitar’s history and origins.

This guitar masterpiece has been freshly setup and gone through by our team with 10-46 gauge strings in standard tuning and comes with a Jackson hardshell case.


  • Make: Skervesen
  • Model: Raptor
  • Sub-Model: Dan Spitz Custom
  • Year: 2013
  • Finish: Trans Black Quilted Maple
  • Country: Poland
  • Serial #: NVSN
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Body Shape: S
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Swamp Ash
  • Top Wood: Quilted Maple Top
  • Scale Length: Multi Scale 24.75″-25.5″
  • Neck Joint: Neck-through
  • Neck Wood: 9-Piece Rosewood/Maple/Ebony
  • Finger Board: Snakewood
  • Neck Radius: Compound 14″-16″
  • Neck Profile: Slim D
  • Inlays: No
  • Nut: Graphite
  • Frets: 24 Stainless Jumbo
  • Pickup Config: HH
  • Neck Pickup: Bare Knuckle Black Hawk
  • Bridge Pickup: Bare Knuckle Black Hawk
  • Pots: One Master Volume
  • Coil Tap: Push/Pull Volume Knob
  • Switch: 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Hardware: Black
  • Tuning Machines: Hip Shot Locking with T Heads
  • Bridge: ABM 3210b
  • Knobs: Black Flat Top
  • Other Features: COA Personally written up by Dan Spitz of Anthrax
  • String Gauge: 10-46
  • Case: Jackson Branded Molded Case


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