Scala Guitars Diamonds & Rust Backbone “Addiction”




The base platform of the Backbone model is offered as a pickguard equipped strat style guitar, featuring clean executive looks. The optional aged scars of the Backbone distressed relic nitro finishes, create a unique blend of vintage and modern.

When it comes to high end boutique instruments, it is all about the details which take a concept and it’s functionality to another level. The ‘Compression Free’ bolt on construction, low profile 5-way switch, adjustable positioning of the volume pot, counter tremolo springs, hand oiled necks with ‘Endless Fret’ slotting design, recessed stainless steel neck plates with brass logo inlays, optional set neck conversion, proprietary hand wound Arcane USA pickups combined with multi switching options and countless hours of meticulous skilled labor, place the Backbone instruments far beyond the reach of any competition.

From Scala
Here is the instrument behind my “Addiction” story and it’s inspiration. A unit from the limited run of “Diamonds & Rust” hand crafted artistic collection. This fully customized Backbone is featuring “compression free” bolt on construction, light Alder body, vintage flame maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard, clay addiction dot inlays, 22 medium jumbo frets, end-less fret slotting design, reversed headstock with staggered vintage tuners, custom hand wound set of Arcane pickups built under Scala specifications, “Flame Skull” engraved bridge humbucker, advanced switching system, custom Aluminum pickguard with control friendly access, custom knobs, handle, switch tip, jack plate, graphics, mojo details, nitro cellulose finish, full relic, etc…..


  • Model: Backbone “Addiction”
  • Construction: “CF” Bolt-On
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Flame Maple w/ Reversed Headstock
  • Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Inlays: Clay Dots
  • Radius: 10″
  • Scale: 25.5″
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut: Bone
  • Tuners: Gotoh Vintage Kluson Staggered
  • Bridge: Six-Point Vintage Tremolo, Steel Block
  • Pickups: Arcane Custom Wound For Scala
  • Controls: Volume, Tone(Push/Push), Tone(Push/Push), 5-Way
  • Pickguard: Custom Aluminum Split
  • Hardware: Nickel Relic
  • Color: Vintage White Addiction
  • Body Finish: Nitro Relic
  • Neck Finish: Scala Aged
  • Case: Custom G&G