Prototype 17" Archtop with Birdseye Maple Back and Sides and MIDI control
This guitar is a prototype model from John Buscarino based on the Monarch series. It boasts many rare features--most notably, MIDI control capability via the RMC Poly-Drive pickup system. It's not every day you come across an archtop with this technology--and even less often will you see it from one of the best luthiers in the world! This thing is truly one-of-a-kind! The guitar exhibits some signs of performance wear and it has been played extensively enough for the woods to mature and open up very nicely. While it may not be one of those mint condition pieces you hang on the wall, it certainly is a player's guitar and a dynamic, versatile workhorse that longs to be played. It does what all truly special instruments do--it makes you want to play more!
The MIDI compatability opens up an entirely new world of sound and expression with the included Roland GR-33 guitar synthesizer. When it's time to get some traditional archtop sounds, simply plug in to the 1/4" jack and instantly you've got the sound, feel, and quality that has built John Buscarino's reputation as one of the premier archtop luthiers around the globe.
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Regal without pretension, the Monarch rises to the challenge as the next guitar in the Buscarino lineage. A testament to the old traditions that have been handed down from master to apprentice for centuries, the Monarch holds up to its Kingly name with master craftsmanship and an attention to detail that is unrivaled. All Buscarino Guitars are made to the same exacting standard and the Monarch is no exception. Mother of Pearl Block Inlays, Purfled F-holes and a stunning keystone Inlay on the Headstock go a long way to helping this model stand out from the competition and move to the head of the pack. There are numerous options and color choices available to customize the guitar to your liking and truly make this an instrument fit for a king.
1 3/4" neck width
2 7/8" sides
Highly figured Birdseye maple back and sides
3-piece flamed Maple neck
Ebony fretboard, tailpiece, and pickguard
Buscarino Signature fixed humbucker
RMC Poly-Drive pickup system for MIDI control
Roland GR-33 Guitar Synthesizer included w/MIDI cable and power supply