Model: L35 Semi-Hollow
 

 


L-35 "Rick Zunigar" Signature Model

 

Rick Zunigar performs with his L-35 at the popular Spazio Jazz Club in Los Angeles.

Description / Pricing

"L-35 Laminate" base price: $2950

This model is for the player seeking an affordable, US-made, semi-custom guitar of exceptional quality. Conceived as a blend between the archtop and the venerable ES-335, it offers soft acoustic tone as well as a high-output electric sound with minimal feedback.

Top and back sound plates are laminated with a vacuum press at the Ellsberry shop. Laminates are multiple layers of maple. The inside "core" of each plate is made up of plain, high-grade maple veneers, and a high-figured curly maple veneer is added to the outside. The sides are 3/8" solid basswood with an outside laminate of curly maple that matches the top and back.

This guitar is an outstanding choice for the jazz musician as well as the rock and blues player. Features include:

  • 15.5" wide body; 2-1/4 " depth; Venetian (rounded) cutaway
  • 1-3/4" neck (at nut) width with 21 frets
  • 24-9/16" (Gibson) scale
  • Exclusive Ellsberry-designed center block to minimize feedback
  • Free-floating back helps produce a warmer sound with more acoustic presence
  • 1 or 2 humbucking pickups
  • Fingerboard position markers
  • Case

Hand-carved, "L-35 Custom" base price: $4950

This unique instrument was designed with and for jazz guitarist Rick Zunigar. It feels and plays like those amazing vintage instruments of the 50's and 60's, yet offers contemporary beauty and performance. I carve the spruce top and solid back by hand, helping to provide a rich acoustic tone. An exclusive, lightweight inner block dampens feedback at higher volumes. The result is a perfect guitar for both small gigs or large group settings. Plus you get the craftsmanship and the personalized attention to detail only a small-shop, custom luthier gives you. Pricing includes:

  • 15.5" wide body; 2-1/4 " depth; Venetian (rounded) cutaway
  • 1-3/4" neck (at nut) width with 21 frets
  • 25" scale
  • Bookmatched, premier grade Sitka spruce carved top; carved mahogany or maple back
  • Exclusive Ellsberry-designed center block to minimize feedback
  • Free-floating back helps produce a warmer sound with more acoustic presence
  • Decorative 3-ply binding on top
  • Translucent natural or honey blonde finish
  • Single neck-position humbucker pickup
  • Dot fingerboard position markers
  • Hard, plush-lined case included

Options for Both Models:

  • Sunburst finish: 350.00
  • Block fingerboard markers in pearl: 250.00
  • Full neck and headstock binding to match body binding: 250.00
  • F-hole binding to match body binding: 250.00
  • Coil split on tone control to provide thinner, brighter single-coil sound: $50.00
  • Other options can be discussed