Wanna Get Your Hands On Rick From Polaris’ Purple Guitar?

8 April 2023 | 11:48 am | Mary Varvaris
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The guitar is built to Schneider’s specifications, including two Bare Knuckle pickups and an EverTune bridge.

(Rick Schneider via Facebook)

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Polaris guitarist Rick Schneider has scored his own signature guitar, a stunning purple seven-string guitar made by Mayones with the model number Duvell RPi.

The guitar is built to Schneider’s specifications, including two Bare Knuckle pickups and an EverTune bridge. 

While Australian retailers Western Australia’s Concept Music and Industrie Music Pty Ltd in New South Wales aren’t currently advertising the model on their websites, the Mayones guitars on the latter’s website have a $10,000 AUD asking price. Ouch.

“Partnering with a brand such as Mayones to create a guitar that encapsulates everything I love in an instrument was a very daunting feat, but I feel like the RPi has exceeded my expectations – as all of their instruments have for me in the past,” Schneider said in a statement.

The Polaris guitarist continued, “While the Duvell model inherently bears a more ‘metal’ appearance, I wanted to ensure my own brand of colour and vibrancy carried through and turned what could be another black metal guitar into an instrument that others can love just as much as I do. 

“I owe a special thanks to not only Mayones Guitars but also Bareknuckle Pickups and Evertune for bringing my dreams to life with the RPi.” 

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Check out all the pictures here and watch Schneider play the guitar in the video below.

Polaris celebrated ten years as a band this March with a run of shows across the country, with Void Of Vision and Pridelands joining them on tour.

"Where did the years go?! Apparently, it’s been a whole decade ago since this handful of babyfaced kids from suburban Sydney finally assembled a line-up, recorded a demo and stepped onto a stage for the first time as Polaris," drummer Daniel Furnari said.

He added, "Over the course of the ten years and four records that followed, we worked our way through every community hall, theatre or dive that would take us, sleeping on the floors of vans and sharehouses in the name of metalcore.

"Today, this thing we built together has taken us all around the world, giving us the chance to connect with so many incredible people that now all share a role in our story.” Read the Kill Your Stereo live review here.