17" Archtop Guitar, Parallel braced, single floating pickup
This is quite a special instrument from our friend John Buscarino. This particular Artisan features a new parallel bracing. The new bracing adds bass note sustain, more high-end overtones, and extra clarity when compared to a traditional X-braced archtop. Great for all styles, especially finger-style jazz and chord-melody. This instrument really sings!
The woods are upgraded to European cello woods. The fingerboard and tail-piece include Virtuoso inlays. It's got a Virtuoso side-port, figured maple binding, and new stainless frets.
This guitar is almost a Virtuoso Model at less than half the price! This is a steal!
Especially designed with the working musician in mind, the Artisan is a practically-priced archtop that stands on its own as a quality player's instrument. Its statement of elegance and simplicity makes this guitar a pleasure to own and play. The Artisan is constructed of single-A woods, and comes with a solid ebony tail-piece and pickguard, floating pickup, Custom 5-ply, plush lined double arched case. The Natural finish is standard (shown with optional plastic binding). Simply a great guitar.