The Ronin Songbird & Kingbird


  • Body: Master Grade Reclaimed Old Growth Redwood
  • Neck: Honduran Mahogany
  • Heel: Mannmade® 4 Bolt Heel Plate
  • Frets: 22 Stewmac 154
  • Truss Rod: Single Action
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Radius: 9.5" or 12"
  • Back Contour: C or V-C Hand Shaped
  • Nut Width: Approx 1” 11/16ths 
  • Nut Material: Unbleached Bone
  • Inlay: Dots
  • Finish: 100% Un-Catalyzed Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Pickguard: Treble Side
  • Hand Made Bone Nut
  • Weight: 5.8 - 6.7 lbs


  • Mannmade® 2 Pin Full Size Steel Block Tremolo
  • Glendale® Half-cut Raw Steel w/ 3 Steel Rod-Stock Saddles
  • Hipshot® Open Gear Tuning Machines


  • NOS Vintage .047uf 200V Tone Cap
  • Treble Bleed Cap + Resistor
  • CTS 250k Pots
  • Switch Craft® Switches


Upgrades & Options

Special Colors:
Large Flake Sparkle (Various)
Black Sparkle
Fine Silver
Golden Copper
Oxblood Sparkle
Tahitian Coral
Mint Green
Pelham Blue
Persian Ivory

2x Ronin Single Foil Matched Set
3x Ronin Single Foil Matched Set

1x Vol 2x Tone + 3 Way Switch
1x Vol 1x Tone + 3 Way Switch
1x Vol 1x Tone + 3 Way Switch + Middle PU Switch

Kingbird/Songbird Owners Say

The Kingbird is my most-used guitar, not only because it feels inspiring to play, but because it’s a tone that is both a stylistic blank slate—free from the creativity-bullying, subliminal expectations that a strat or tele can conjour—and yet perfectly fitting for any musical situation in which I find myself dumb enough to have agreed to. I play better with it. I sound better with it. I make better choices with it (unlike the nunchucks mom took away from me).
— Mark Cuthbertson
My Ronin Songbird and Betty guitars come with me everywhere I go, on every session and every live gig.
— Scott Metzger - NYC Guitarist for Wolf