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Buscarino Artisan SP05105310 Archtop Guitar  From Buscarino

17" Archtop Guitar, Parallel braced, single floating pickup


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What We Think

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!

Manufacturer's Description from Buscarino

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.

Buscarino Guitars

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.”



17" Lower Bout
Single Venetian cutaway

Body depth 3”

High-gloss lacquer finish

Matching wood binding and perfling on body and fingerboard

Laminated 3-piece Flame Maple neck

Solid Ebony fingerboard, pickguard, tailpiece and truss-rod cover

25” fingerboard scale, 22 frets

Two-way adjustable truss-rod

Buscarino Signature floating Humbucker

Custom-made 5-ply double-arched plush-lined Signature case
Master Grade Highly Figured Big Leaf Flame Maple Back and Sides
European Cello top
1 23/32" Neck Width ( directly in between 1&11/16 and 1&3/4 )
3 Piece Rock Maple Neck with Tapered Flame Maple Center Stripe
Gotoh 21:1 Delta Series  Tuners with Ebony Buttons 
Snakewood Heelcap
Custom Maple Fleur de Lis Inlays on Ebony Fingerboard and Tailpiece
Fleur De Lis Side Port on Upper Bout
Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
Highly figured Bird's Eye Maple Binding on Body and Fingerboard
Parallel Bracing with Port Orford cedar
Floating Signature Humbucker Pickup with concealed volume and tone
Light Honey Blonde finish


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