• Account
  • View Shopping Cart

Menu Search View Shopping Cart Call Us

Buscarino Virtuoso Archtop Guitar #GL05109312 - Used  From Buscarino

A beautiful piece in Honey Almond Sunburst from Buscarino!


Buy Pre-owned from Sound Pure with Absolute Confidence

Sound Pure's dedication to pre-owned products is unprecedented in the industry. We are a small team of dedicated experts that buys, trades, and consigns. We are trusted by customers all over the world. Our curated collection, is thoroughly tested and inspected by some of the best in the business. Our inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website. Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history? Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece? Contact us now.
Our Current Used/Vintage Collection »

Sound Pure's Consignment Program »

Luthier Certification for Used Instruments »

Buscarino Guitars

"Gone, Baby, Gone"

This one is sold. Don't miss the next one. Some things never even make it to the site so stay up to date on our used collection.

We get in many oddities, rare and vintage products, most of which go fast. If you're on the hunt for something specific, something unique, or something priced right, let us notify you on our used collection before the items even hit the site.

Want to know if one lands?

Notify Me

Want to discuss what's coming?

What We Think

Condition: Used, Excellent

A maple masterpiece from the bench of John Buscarino, this Virtuoso is absolutely dripping with Master Grade tonewoods and exotic ornamental Bird's Eye and Burled Maple. While it's easy to get swept away by the luxurious aethetics of this guitar (the flame of the maple on the back alone will steal your breath away!) let's not forget why we're here! Acoustically, this Virtuoso wonderfully alive; responding quickly and dynamically to every bit of right hand technique you can throw at it. Plugged in, you gain the benefit of John's perfect Signature Humbucker. Even response across the entire fingerboard with sumptuous lows and glistening highs that will send your sound sailing through the room. The Virtuoso is, simply put, the Cadillac of archtop guitars!

SP Luthier Notes: Fret and fingerboard polish, buffing, and setup

Manufacturer's Description from Buscarino

A guitar's primary function is usually measured in musical terms: its ability to produce precise notes, chords, and passages on demand. Consistency is the ultimate test of its perfection. But to the Master luthier and craftsman John Buscarino, this is only a beginning. 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: Virtuoso

Serial: GL05109312

Year: 2012

Top Wood: Master Grade Carpathian Spruce

Body Wood: Master Grade Big Leaf Flame Maple

Back Wood: Master Grade Big Leaf Flame Maple

Cutaway: Single Venetian

Neck: 3-Piece Rock Maple w/Bird's Eye Center Stripe

Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Body Width: 17"

Body Depth: 3 1/4"

Side Port: Hand Carved Virtuoso

Color: Honey Almond Sunburst

Finish: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Binding: Bird's Eye Maple

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fingerboard Inlays: Virtuoso

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Scale: 25"

Number of Frets: 20

Bridge: Ebony

Headstock: Burl Veneer (Front & Rear)

Heel Cap: Bird's Eye Maple

Tuners: Gotoh 21:1 w/Snakewood Buttons

Controls: Volume, Tone

Tailpiece: Ebony w/Abalone Vine Inlay

Pickguard: Ebony w/Bird's Eye Maple Binding

Pickup: Buscarino Signature Floating Humbucker

Case: Hoffee Carbon Fiber