And now for something completely different……. Its fun sometimes to shake things up a bit, stretch your boundries, engage your creativity and thats what I have done with this 16″ Oval Hole Non Cutaway Artisan Archtop. I had this gorgeous piece of Cedar sitting around and was dying to do something with it when I noticed it complimented the Figured Honduras Mahogany block that was sitting just to the left of it and Voila a new guitar was born. Typically Cedar and Mahogany are not what you would usually find on an Archtop but I have always found that by experimenting with different wood combinations that you get a very special and unique sounding instrument. I experimented with the bracing a bit too and was extremely happy with the results. I used an X Braced pattern for the bracing and spread it out a bit wider than normal which encreased the bass response acoustically and added a trebel bar to tighten up the trebel. I decided to go all out on this one and used an oval hole instead of F-Holes, with a rosette I made myself. Bird’s eye maple background with a fun little diamond pattern was the perfect choice to compliment this instrument. I went with the Spanish Heel on the neck because I have always liked the look and feel of this design and thought it suited this particular instrument. And the “piece de resistance”, a non cutaway for balance and a bigger acoustic sound. The end result is a Beautiful, warm, rich tone with a punchy feel for really nailing the single line stuff. A real stunner and a dream to play.
FULL PRICE FOR THIS GUITAR IS $11,450.00 BUT FOR A LIMITED TIME WE ARE OFFERING A DISCOUNT OF $1,450.00 BRINGING THE PRICE DOWN TO $10,000.00