This is guitar #400 for me. I had recently built a 15″ mahogany backed archtop for a customer and it was so well received by all who played it, that I thought it would be nice to build another. The body is made of ribbon striped mahogany for the back and sides and torrefied Sitka spruce for the soundboard. Both the top and back were carefully carved for maximum acoustic responsiveness and tone. The soundboard has parallel bracing. The body is 15″ wide in the lower bout and 2 3/4″ deep at the rim, making it very comfortable to hold and play. The one-piece mahogany neck and Macassar ebony fretboard hold a 24 5/8″ scale. This fretboard has a zero fret, for better intonation and a more consistent timbre from the fretted notes to the open strings. The neck is 1 3/4″ at the nut and 2 1/8″ at the 12th fret. The soundboard-mounted pickup is a Seymour Duncan Seth Lover model. The finish is nitrocellulose lacquer.
For Sale: $7.500