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Buscarino Starlight Nylon Electric Acoustic #SP10125019  From Buscarino

Masterfully crafted and versatile acoustic/electric with a Quilted Maple top!

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What We Think

What an absolutely stunning instrument. I am by no means a classical  player, but this guitar was such a joy to play that I  felt like a seasoned vet. I was inspired to play in ways that I have never played before, and found myself not wanting to put this one down. The tone is unbelievably clear and balanced. When amplified, the response is sensitive, true, and dynamic. The quilted maple top is so gorgeous with all of those mineral streaks, you’re going to  have a hard time not drooling over this one. Another stunning example from John Buscarino.

Manufacturer's Description from Buscarino

Starlight Nylon

The starlight nylon is a thin body electric acoustic classical guitar. Starting with a one piece body of swamp ash or honduras mahogany 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 gutiar 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 lb6 which has a warm natural tone and a high threshold before feedback. Perfect for large band applications or any setting where more volume is needed.


About John Buscarino

John is one of the few luthiers working today; a solo artisan handcrafting guitars suited to each customer’s personal needs. His instruments are prized not just for the beautiful sounds they produce, but also as the cherished possessions they inevitably become. Guitar player Steve Morse considers his Buscarino guitars “treasured works of art,” as do many of John’s customers.

John is unique among today’s guitar builders in that he apprenticed with not one but two master luthiers. The first was Augustine LoPrinzi, from whom John learned the finer points of building classical guitars.

 John later worked with famed archtop builder Robert Benedetto, spending years perfecting the woodworking skills that today make him a master luthier in his own right.

 John has created hundreds of exquisite guitars using proven methods passed down over generations. He constantly refines these time-tested techniques, taking each to new levels of perfection in mastering the art of lutherie.

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.”


Model: The Starlight Nylon

Serial: SP10125019

Top Wood: Quilted Maple

Body Wood: 2-Piece Sapele Mahogany Hollowed Out

Neck: 1-Piece Honduras Mahogany with Dead Bolt Neck Joint

Body Width: 14"

Body Depth: 2"

Cutaway: Single Venetian

Finish: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Purfling: Ebony/Maple/Ebony on Body and Soundhole

Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony

Scale: 25 1/2"

Number of Frets: 20

Frets: Nickel Silver

Headstock: Macassar Ebony

Bridge: Rosewood

Bracing: Spruce Lattice

Tuners: Sloan Tuners

Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable

Pickup: Custom LB6 w/Bone Saddle

Case: Custom Fit TKL