Buscarino Starlight Nylon Acoustic Electric #SP08120417  From Buscarino

A serious performing guitar with commanding tone and playability.

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What We Think

This Starlight totally blew me a way when I pulled it off the wall to write a review. This is a guitarist's guitar, in the way that Paco De Lucia is a guitarist's guitarist, plain and simple. There's such a wonderful and delightful warm tone when this guitar is run through a transparent acoustic amp, you get the feeling that this instruments' true voice is the one it'll have when its onstage. The figured maple top is absoutely gorgeous, and although this is an instrument that deserves to be played, it is also a work of art worth showcasing.

Manufacturer's Description from Buscarino

The Starlight Nylon is a Thin Body Electric Acoustic Classical Guitar. Starting with a one piece body of Swamp Ash a sound chamber is created by hollowing out the inside of the body. The sound chamber helps produce some acoustic tone unplugged which allows the player to hear the guitar in practice situations or other settings where plugging in is undesirable and adds a more natural tone when plugged in. The Top is braced using a Lattice bracing pattern which helps to strengthen the top and give a little more punch to the acoustic tone. The bolt on neck with our exclusive DeadBolt Neck Joint Design gives you that neck thru body feel with the convenience of a bolt on neck. The heel is rounded and smooth making the guitar more confortable to play and gives easier access to the upper frets. The DeadBolt Neck Joint adds superior strength to the Neck and increased sustain to your tone. The pickup is the Barbera Soloist which has a clear and natural sound, reduced string noise, a high threshold before feedfack and perfect string balance. Perfect for large band applications or any setting where more volume is needed.

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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.”

Specifications

Starlight  Nylon String
 
One Piece Honduras Mahogany Body
 
Lattice Braced Mastergrade Quilted Maple Top
 
14" Body Width
 
2" Body Depth
 
One Piece Sapele Mahogany Neck
 
1 7/8" Neck Width
 
Ebony Fingerboard with 30" Radius
 
25 1/2" Scale
 
20 Frets
 
Stainless Steel Frets
 
Barbara Soloist Pickup with Concealed Volume and Tone Controls Inside Sound Hole
 
Gotoh Premium Tuners with Ivoroid Buttons
 
High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer in Natural
 
Madagascar Rosewood Variable Downbearing Bridge
 
2-Way Adjustable Truss Rod
 
TKL Custom Fit Case