This design has been carefully refined and modified since 2007. It has a full-bodied sound which rivals heavier built archtops. While many professional musicians stick to laminated instruments due to ease of use, a fully carved archtop, when amplified properly, produces a more individualistic sound and more tonal nuances.
Destinctive Features include:
Slim sides, deep body contour provides full air capacity in the box for acoustic sound and comfort while playing.
Full size, hand-built PAF style humbucker ‘floats’ above the body. Alternatively, an in-build pickup leaves room for experimentation. The Internally laminated neck is extra-strong and straight.
70mm (2.75″) body depth
Carved German spruce top*
Carved North American maple back*
28-29mm soundboard depths
Solid maple sides
Spruce X brace
Ebony/rosewood binding with custom herringbone purfling
Internally laminated neck
2-way adjustable stainless steel truss rod
Ebony fingerboard, 12″ radius, 25″ scale, 22 frets
42mm width nut, polished bone
Adjustable bridge with proper string-compensation
One-piece solid ebony tailpiece
Master volume / tone controls mounted to pickguard
Open-back, light-weight tuners (Hipshot/Waverly)
Gloss lacquer finish
Colours include: warm/pale blonde; deep brown; chestnut brown; violin burst; vintage-style sunburst
Solid woods used throughout
price: from €6000