PEGASUS SKY GUITARS
AQUILA SKY GUITARS
UNICORN SKY GUITARS
Mythology of the three kinds of SKY GUITARS
SKY GUITARS belong to one of three main categories.
Each of those has its own different strengths and unique character.
This is defined by the choice of wood and their respective essential purpose.
The sound of Music is borne from the air we breathe.
Sky Guitars are like winged creatures that belong to the domain of air.
The three families of Sky Guitars are:
1) AQUILA 2) PEGASUS 3) UNICORN
SKY OF AQUILA
The first ever three Sky Guitars belonged to the family of AQUILA.
These were the DOLPHIN SKY, the PURPLE SKY and the EMPEROR.
The next generation consists of younger members of that elect family.
These are JEANNIE BIANCA, the SILVER WING and the 50th ANNIVERSARY SKY STRAT.
AQUILA type SGs are essentially direct descendants of the FENDER STRATOCASTER guitar,
made from the same wood, alder, and they are sonically similar to Strats.
But over the years, due to our steady innovations of the incredible MEGA-WING SYSTEMS,
AQUILA SKY GUITARS have in effect, become veritable SUPER STRATS.
From the beginning, in 1983 – originally built by master luthier ANDREAS DEMETRIOU in Brighton,
England – the first AQUILA SKY GUITARS already all featured a vastly extended upper range with up to 35 frets,
as opposed to the 21 frets of a standard STRATOCASTER.
In fact, Uli’s by now legendary white Strat from SCORPIONS and ELECTRIC SUN days
was the first Strat which already featured 23 frets and which was Uli’s original idea.
AQUILA type SKY GUITARS are all rounders and are best suited for virtuoso players who tend to alternate between lead and rhythm playing.
They excel in terms of sound – as well as playability – by producing a super clean three-dimensional kind of sound
as well as a striking, powerful singing lead tone which easily cuts through and dominates every musical situation.
AQUILA SGs command respect and attention whenever and wherever they make an appearance.
SKY OF PEGASUS
The first two ever PEGASUS SKY GUITARS were MIGHTY WING and the REMBRANDT SKY.
UNICORN SKY GUITARS
UNICORN SKY GUITARS are the most recent members of the family of SKY GUITARS.
They are represented by the SKY SOLID series, which includes EBONY SKY and MAHOGANY SKY.
This group also includes our semi-acoustic FLAMENCO SKY GUITARS,
like the 8-string SUNSET SKY and the hybrid GEMINI SKY series which are essentially a combination of PEGASUS and UNICORN SGs.
Although they are genuine SKY GUITARS and can sing every bit as much,
these guitars are a little more “down-to-Earth” and solid, because they don’t have floating tremolo bridges and don’t come scalloped as a standard.
They are superior for chordal rhythm playing and their tonal spectrum is easily as vast and powerful as those of the other two families of SKY GUITARS;
in fact, due to the physics of the fixed bridge concept, their sound is arguably even more refined and pure and even more rich.
Players who prefer predictability and a never changing instrument will choose UNICORN SGs.
All SKY GUITARS can produce magic, but these have a magic of a special kind.
It reflects the mindset of a restrained, classy nobility and inner confidence without the need to show off virtuoso prowess and technical brilliance.
While the members of the AQUILA and PEGASUS families are capable of dazzling fire-works and devastating fire-and-brimstone scenarios
as seen and heard in Uli’s renditions of “Fly to the Rainbow”, the UNICORN SKY reflects a more reserved, more pensive and measured approach.
The result is elegance and poetry in motion.
UNICORN SGs are for the discerning and mature musician who doesn’t feel the need to impress by flashy screaming tremolo extravaganzas.
This is the SKY GUITAR choice for those players and collectors with the mind set of a purist or a poet.
SKY GUITAR HARDWARE & ACCESSORIES
All UJR Sky Guitars are hand-built to order. Each specimen has its own unique identity and character.
No two Sky Guitars are ever quite alike – and this is intentional.
Therefore, photos of existing Sky Guitars may differ somewhat in actual detail from the new guitars.
There is a waiting list for all new Sky Guitars.
Current production time is approximately 4-10 months, also depending on the choice of model.
A down payment of 50% is needed to place an order for a Sky Guitar. The remainder is due before delivery.
VAT or sales tax and import duties are not included in the price.
Payment plans are possible and can be discussed with our sales team.
Left-hand versions of all models are feasible and can be built to order.
We are open to discuss new Sky Guitar configurations and colour schemes with you.
SKY GUITAR MODELS
Pegasus Sky Guitars
- < SUNRISE ELITE > $21,000
- < SUNRISE ELITE 7 > $22,000
- < DOLPHIN SKY > $15,000
- < EMPEROR SKY > $17,500
- < MIGHTY WING > $24,000
- < REMBRANDT SKY > $22,000
- < SKY OF LIONHEART > $18,500
- < SKY OF LIONHEART 7 > $19,500
- < MOONSTONE SKY > $20,500
Aquila Sky Guitars
- < BIANCA SKY > $16,000
- < BIANCA SKY 7 > $17,000
- < RAVEN SKY > $16,000
- < RAVEN SKY 7 > $17,000
- < SILVER SKY > $8,000
- < SILVER SKY 7 > $9,000
- < SILVER WING > $10,000
- < SILVER WING 7 > $11,000
- < SKY SUPER STRAT > $14,000
Unicorn Sky Guitars
- < EBONY SKY > $16,500
- < EBONY SKY 7 > $17,500
- < MAHOGANY SKY > $17,000
- < SUNSET ELITE 6 > (6-String) $15,500
- < SUNSET ELITE 7 > (7-String) $16,500
- < SUNSET ELITE 8 > (8-String) $17,500
- < AURORA SKY > (12-String Acoustic & 7-String Nylon) $32,000
- < MIGHTY NEW DAWN > (7-String Electric & 7-String Nylon) $30,000
SKY GUITAR HARDWARE
SKY GUITAR ACCESSORIES
GENERAL SKY GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS
All MASTER SERIES built SKY GUITARS come with THESE Standard Features:
MEGA-WING III PICK-UP SYSTEM
including 18 volt power supply and stereo guitar cable
PIEZO EQ in case of Nylon Sky Guitars
CYAN MAGIC LED LIGHT SYSTEM
12 beautiful position lights with brightness control dimmer
to insure that you always know where you’re at, even on a dark stage
24 CARAT GOLD PLATED SKY SCRATCH-PLATES
24-Carat gold plating also on tremolo springs and screws
ENGRAVED NAME PLATE
Showing the name of the model, the name of the series and the
unique UJR identification manufacturing number as well as the date of completion
SKY GUITAR LEG REST
Elegantly shaped, easy screw own acrylic glass.
This allows you to play your Sky Guitar comfortably while sitting down
SKY GUITAR PICK HOLDER
A nifty little invention by Uli and Boris for those who alternate between finger and plectron picking styles
TRONICAL POWER TUNE
“The best guitar invention since the pick-up!”
All UJR Sky Guitars are self-tuning!
SKY GUITAR CASE
Top-quality case in black with UJR SKY GUITARS Logo,
and black velvet interior
SKY GUITAR STRAP
Designed and used by Uli himself for his personal Sky Guitars
these beautiful belts come in lush velvet and are adorned with
the Sky Academy symbol and the USG Pegasus Logo
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
Signed and dated by Uli Jon Roth and Boris Dommenget
UJR SIGNATURE SKY STRINGS
1 set of D’Orazio UJR Sky Strings
(currently only available as a six-string version)
UJR PEGASUS GUITAR PICKS
7 Uli signature picks in 7 colour varieties
SKY GUITAR KEY CHAIN HOLDER
Courtesy of UJR SKY GUITARS so that you will always find your keys
SPECIAL SKY GUITAR MODIFICATIONS
We understand that it is important for any player to find the right kind of guitar
and we want you to be happy with your chosen instrument.
Each player’s personality and preferences are inherently different.
Since each guitar of our Master Series is built to order,
we can fulfill most of your personal wishes as long as they don’t clash
with the overall philosophy of the Sky Guitar design concept.
Upon ordering a new Sky Guitar you will be given the opportunity
to discuss any special wishes you have with our sales team.
Before the guitar is built you will see a precise spec sheet detailing any specs
which might differ from the standard instruments.
A broad range of personalizations is already being offered through this website.
Personal choice of sky guitar colour and finish
Choice of wood – body, neck and fretboard
There are 3 types of fretboard modifications available:
1) non-scalloped, flat
2) light or shallow scallop – gradually getting deeper
3) deep scallop
It is also possible to determine from which fret scalloping will commence.
Players who gravitate towards chords and rhythm playing should opt for a flat fret board.
Scalloping comes into its own during lead playing.
MEET OUR TEAM
ULI JON ROTH
Inventor of the Sky Guitar & Master Mind
Founder of UJR Sky Guitars
Master Luthier & Production Manager
International Sales Manager