This guitar was designed by my customer to closely resemble one of the instruments played by the guitarist in a popular band. The top and back are carved from solid blocks, the body is completely hollow and the neck attaches to the body the way it does on a jazz guitar. With the inclusion of a floating bridge and ebony tailpiece, this is really just an archtop guitar of a different shape, but I thought it would fit better in this part of my website.
Flamed maple top. Padauk back and sides. 2 piece flamed maple neck, 1 3⁄4″ wide at the nut, 22 frets clear of the body. Ebony fretboard, 25 1⁄2″ scale with a 12″ radius. Schaller tuning machines. The floating ebony bridge has 2 pieces of brass for the saddle. The width is approximately 13 1⁄4″ across the widest parts of the lower bout. Depth at the edges: 2 1⁄8″.
Materials: Flamed Maple, Padauk, Ebony