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Buscarino Starlight Archtop Guitar Flamed Maple 2413  From Buscarino

Versatility and elegance. Hand-build by one of the best in the business!


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What We Think

For those of you who know John's work, you know it's nothing short of amazing. You also may equate these stellar archtop guitars with a high price-point. Well, times are a changin', and the Starlight series offers truly professional hand-built quality, at a price that is much more reasonable than previous offerings.

What I especially love about this build is the compact size, elegant looks, versatile pickup arrangement, and stealthy upgrades that you'll have to seek out to know they're there, like the push/push tone knob to engage coil-tap pickups, for a truly wide variety of tones, not commonly found on many archtop guitars. This feature brings this archtop guitar to a place not many can venture. Rock, country, blues, and other alternative styles are right at home. The Maple top is a great match for this pickup arrangement, of which, also aids to its versatility with other styles, along with the help of a center block.

Take a look in the F-holes and you may not see anything too different at first, but wait! are the edges curved? by golly, they are! The back and sides have been completely hollowed out. Structurally strong and perfectly matched with a carved flame maple top, the vibrance I feel when playing unplugged is inspiring! Plug in, and any gig or recording session is your ouster. 

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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.”


2 piece hollowed out sapele body

Carved and arched big leaf flame maple top

1 piece mahogany neck with deadbolt neck joint

1 3/4" neck width

25" scale

22 frets

14" bodywidth

1 3/4" sides

macasar ebony headstock veneer, fingerboard and pickguard

stainless steel jumbo pyramid style frets

2 buscarino signature built in humbuckers

alnico 3 in front

alnico 5 in rear

3 way selector switch

Master volume and push/pull tone control for coil splitting

gotoh tuners with ebony buttons

graphtech tuneomatic bridge and ebony tailpiece

nitrocellulose lacquer finish in blonde

2 way adjustable truss rod

tkl custom case

elixir 11 strings

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