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Andersen Model 16 Custom Archtop #441 - Used  From Other

This Custom Model 16 sounds every bit as good as it looks!

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Sound Pure's dedication to pre-owned products is unprecedented in the industry. We are a small team of dedicated experts that buys, trades, and consigns. We are trusted by customers all over the world. Our curated collection, is thoroughly tested and inspected by some of the best in the business. Our inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website. Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history? Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece? Contact us now.
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What We Think

Condition: Used, Excellent

Superlative in every way--this guitar exudes class and mastery.  Is there such a thing as drooling with reverence? Our luthier and I were doing a fair bit of that when this came in on consignment.  The fit and finish alone is unreal (look at that detail on the back of the neck just below the headstock!) but the tone and feel is near beyond description.  I don't recall any archtop that can produce such a sweet, articulate, glowing response acoustically--why aren't there more jazz boxes with Engelmann tops out there?!  But this guitar is far more than the sum of its fantastic parts--this is the product of the kind of skill, attention, and intelligence that might make you believe in magic.  

Manufacturer's Description from Other

The Andersen Models 16, 17 and 18 are elegant in their simplicity. Crafted using less inlay and decoration than my premium instruments, I am able to build a guitar whose tone, playability, design, and materials are still first-class while being sensitive to the final price. Body, neck, f-holes and peghead are bound in Ivoroid. Also available with rosewood binding instead of Ivoroid.

Standard Features:

Engelmann Spruce Soundboard

3″ Body Depth

Scale Length: 25.4″ 

Schaller Tuners

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About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  

Specifications

Serial Number: 441

Engelmann Spruce top

Western Maple B/S

Red Maple neck 

1 3/4" nut

25.4" scale