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Buscarino Artisan 17" Archtop Guitar #B0641397 - Used  From Buscarino

Stellar and Mature Buscarino Artisan in the Prime of its Life! 


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Condition: Used, Very Good

This Artisan has opened up beautifully from years of regular use. This fine boutique archtop guitar now exhibits a mature tone. It responds very well to changes in dynamics and has a remarkably even response from top to bottom. The tone is warm, woody, and complex. 

This is a rare opportunity to own a well-maintained and incredible sounding piece from one of the world's most accomplished archtop luthiers! Call or email Sound Pure today for more details!

SP Luthier Notes: Partial refret, tailpiece crack repair, binding repair, buff, and setup

Manufacturer's Description from Buscarino

Designed with the working musician in mind, the Artisan is our entry level Archtop which 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. Made with the highest quality tone woods, an attention to detail that is beyond compare and an intuitive design that just begs to be played the Artisan will be your go to guitar for years to come.

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About Manufacturer

Over the past 25 years John Buscarino has slowly worked is way into the upper echelon of archtop builders. He apprenticed with Classical Builder Augustine LoPrinzi and the renowned Archtop builder Robert Benedetto. He has studied and repaired hundreds of vintage instruments, which has increased his knowledge of guitar construction and has allowed him to apply that knowledge to the building of his own instruments. In his words, “Nothing is more important to me than building the guitar that is perfect for you. I can’t stress enough how important it is for a luthier to know his customer, you can’t build a guitar for someone without knowing what it is that is important to them. By taking the time to talk with you and find out what it is you are hoping to get out of your new guitar I can build you the guitar you have always dreamed of. One of the best things about ordering a custom guitar is you get to choose your specs. With a production guitar you have to take what they give you but with a custom instrument you get to choose the things that are most important to you. With our wide array of options and models to choose from we make it easy for you to design the guitar that is just right for you. I am always in search of the finest products to use on and in my guitars. I have tested numerous products from lacquers to tuners, from cases to sandpaper. I have experimented with several different woods for bridges and saddles, have checked out multitudes of endpin jacks and tested miles of cables all to make sure that only the very best goes into each and every Buscarino Guitar Ever since I started building guitars over 20 years ago I have been collecting and storing high quality instrument grade wood. It is seasoned and aged to perfection before I even think about using it for one of my guitars. One of my strictest requirements is that the wood must be aged and seasoned for at least four years before I will use it to build an instrument. By acclimatizing the wood in my own shop I can guarantee the stability of each and every one of my instruments. Tired of the same old Ebony Fingerboards, Pickguards, Tailpieces and Bridges? Why not try something new and exciting that will make your guitar unique and different. I have several high-quality exotic woods to choose from that will turn your guitar from a Work of Art into a Masterpiece. At least one of every model I make is owned and played by a professional touring musician. By having these guitars out on the road, played in every imaginable setting from an outdoor reception to Carnegie Hall, from a Smoky Club in New York City to a cozy Caf? On the Shores of Italy, I can say with absolute certainty that I have designed a guitar that stands the test of time. With proper care and handling, Gig after Gig your Buscarino will perform as good if not better than the day you bought it. As a Guitarist myself, having studied Classical Guitar and having worked in bands for over 10 years, I have first hand knowledge of what a guitar player needs and expects out of his guitar. I pride myself in designing a guitar that has the perfect balance of form and function. One of the most frequent comments that I hear from those who own and play my instruments is how comfortable and easy they are to play, which for me is the finest compliment I can receive.”


Model: Artisan

Serial: B0641397

Year: 1997

Weight: 5.6 lbs

Body Wood: Big Leaf Flame Maple

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Cutaway: Single Venetian

Neck: 3-Piece Rock Maple

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Neck Radius: 12"

Body Width: 17"

Body Depth: 3"

Finish: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Purfling: Ebony/Maple/Ebony/Maple/Ebony

Binding: Maple

Fingerboard: Ebony

Scale: 25"

Number of Frets: 22

Headstock: Ebony

Bridge: Ebony

Tuners: Schaller w/Ebony Buttons

Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable

Pickups: Buscarino Floating Humbucker

Case: Hardshell