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Buscarino Monarch Archtop Guitar - USED  From Buscarino

16" Hand-crafted Archtop Guitar with Birdseye Maple Back and Neck!


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What We Think

Incredible! I am always amazed at how well Buscarinos open up as they age. Comfortable, responsive, and smooth as butter, this is what a masterpiece feels like when it has been well cared-for and given a few years to come into its own. This Monarch also features a few custom specs that make it extremely unique, like the highly figured Birdseye Maple body, the 3-piece Birdseye neck, and the custom midnight blue sunburst finish. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get an amazing deal on a rare, customized masterpiece from one of the world's most respected and in-demand archtop luthiers! Call Sound Pure today for more information about this one-of-a-kind instrument!

Buscarino Monarch Archtop Guitar w/ Custom Midnight Blue Finish - Demo

This incredible Monarch Archtop Guitar from Master Luthier John Buscarino features some unique, custom features like a gorgeous, highly figured, Birdseye Maple Body and custom Midnight Blue Sunburst finish. This previously owned Monarch has opened up wonderfully and sounds rich and smooth. For more specs, details, and more photos of this incredible archtop guitar, visit our website or call our guitar boutique today with any questions. 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703.

Manufacturer's Description from Buscarino

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.


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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.”


1 3/4" neck width

3" sides

Highly figured Birdseye maple back and sides

Alaskan Sitka Spruce Top

White ABS Binding

Purfled and bound f-holes

3 piece Bird's eye Maple neck

Ebony Fingerboard with Block inlays with abalone stripes

Stainless steel frets

Ebony Tailpiece, pickguard and bridge

Side port hand-carved on upper bout

Custom midnight blue sunburst finish

Buscarino Signature floating humbucker

Schaler tuners with ebony buttons

Two-way adjustable truss rod