The elegant Bunker Classic has long been a favorite instrument for its phenomenally versatile sound. From Rock, Jazz to Country the Bunker Classic has remarkable sustain, tone and playability for every taste and style in music. As an American made guitar, the hand crafted Classic designs feature Bunker's exclusive Sustainium™ Tension-Free Neck™ system. This system allows for the natural wood tones of your guitar and neck woods to resonate more freely. Resulting increased sustain, improved tone range, more clarity, and even more bite when played with distortion. Learn More...
Home of the exclusive Sustainium™ Tension Free Neck system!
Bunker Guitars has sold thousands of guitars, each with its own exclusive Tension Free™ neck. Both right and left handed guitars benefit from this amazing technology. But now you can own a custom made Tension-Free™ guitar neck for your Fender Guitar (Stratocaster or Telecaster), Ibanez RG Series, Paul Reed Smith guitars, or any other instrument with similar dimensions. The long narrow piece of wood that you wrap your hands around when playing is structurally weak. It does not take more than 60 to 120 pounds of string compression stress before it tries to bow forward. Yet, the typical guitar neck must be built to resist 200 pounds of compression in order to create good tone and playability.
The Sustainium™Tension Free Neck System
Bunker’s patented Tension-Free™ Floating Neck™ works by transferring string tension to an internal cold rolled steel bar and away from the wood of the neck. On conventional necks a thin steel truss rod is used to compress the wood of the neck to counteract string tension. This compression creates dead spots and can contribute to neck warping under changing atomospheric conditions. Compression also dampens the natural resonant qualities of the wood - with much the same effect as placing your finger on a drum skin before striking it. At Bunker we believe that the neck is the backbone of a really great guitar or bass. Because of this, we will not build our instruments with anything less than the highest quality Sustainium™ Tension Free™ Neck. These necks use a 3/8" cold rolled steel bar to support the strings at the headstock, thus removing all string tension stress from the neck, leaving the neck free to resonate as it should. This technological advantage eliminates dead spots, and provides much quicker response to the notes you play. Bunker also builds replacement necks for 22 Fret - 25½ scale guitars and 34" basses that feature this same advanced technology. All Sustanium necks feature a LIFETIME GUARANTEE!!! Learn More...
Home of the exclusive TOUCH GUITAR™ dual neck guitar!
The Touch Guitar™ - A Unique Instrument
Dave Bunker being interviewed at a Las Angeles NAMM show, while demonstrating the great variety of sounds which can be found on the Touch Guitar™ dual neck instrument.
Since the early 1950’s the Touch Guitar™ has been shown and performed throughout the world through some of the finest media sources.
Performer Chan Beauvais is showing the proper hand position of holding of the Touch Guitar™.
The book that details the story of the life of Dave Bunker and his invention of the Touch Guitar™ musical instrument.The media has often proclaimed that Dave Bunker Sr.'s TOUCH Guitar™ dual neck guitar was a 20th century new innovative musical instrument first built in the 1950's.
The first Touch Guitar™ instrument, the Duo-lectar was designed and patented in 1961 by Dave Bunker. It was a double neck, single neck that could be adapted to fret board-tapping, with a manual mute to mute unwanted string noise.
Patent #2,989,884 granted to Dave Bunker in 1961 declaring it to be the very first Touch Guitar™ instrument. One of the claims in this patent was a cover that protected the strings of the arm while being played as pictured above.
Top view beneath the patented front cover of the Electro-Mute System showing the 12 Hex-hum pickups required to isolate the individual strings.