Model: L-17

Quality Laminate with Natural Archtop Sound

Price: $4500

Description: "L-17" Laminate Archtop

A great sounding guitar, even unplugged - very woody and acoustic, and has considerable volume unplugged. Shows that a laminate archtop doesn't have to play second fiddle to a carved instrument.

This is a 17-inch, handmade, laminate archtop constructed from layers of instrument-grade veneers of spruce (top) and maples (sides and back). The veneers for tops and backs are molded and pressed into shape at my California shop - NOT purchased as plywood plates. The top is made from master-grade spruce, and the back is constructed with veneers of maple, highly figured on the outside.

Features include:

  • 17" wide body; 2.75" depth; Venetian (rounded) cutaway
  • 1-3/4" neck (at nut) width; 21 frets
  • 25" scale
  • Multi-piece neck
  • Bookmatched, master grade woods on outside
  • Black body binding
  • Translucent natural or honey blonde finish (sunburst as option)
  • In-body pickup with side-mounted jack plug-in
  • No fingerboard inlay, in keeping with overall clean look of guitar (fingerboard inlay optional)
  • Hard, plush-lined case included
  • Options can be discussed