LoPrinzi Custom 2004 Artist Archop #1 -Pre-Owned  From Other

Beautiful archtop from the guitar-builder's guitar-builder, LoPrinzi!

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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.
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What We Think

Augustino LoPrinzi is a legend. He's been building since 1958 and has designed instruments for, Martin, Guild, Fender, and more. Many of his apprentices went on to become some of the biggest names in the guitar building world! This top has a beautiful glow and color to it. Incredibly tight and symmetrical grain. The neck is very fast and inviting. There are very few of his archtops out there. Own a piece of history and a soulful work of art. This is truly a one-of-a-kind guitar. 

robinson@soundpure.com 

Manufacturer's Description from Other

What makes an instrument offer up something that is more than simply a sound?


Those who are lucky enough to own a LoPrinzi know--it's that almost indescribable element found in only the finest instruments.  Perhaps it's the luthier's skill in releasing the heart-sound of the tonewood.  It may be the result of decades of old-world skills, honed to the highest level of craftsmanship combined with art.  It could be the care and full attention given to each instrument being created, no matter if it's a fine guitar or ukulele. Come discover the LoPrinzi difference by visiting with us on this site. You'll find that we approach 
instrument building as a blending of luthier skills, knowledge and art.  That's when you'll realize that a LoPrinzi is not only among the finest in handmade instruments, but a modern instrument with a legacy as rich as its sound.
Then, when you're ready to try the finest, stop by or contact one of our distinguished dealers, or make an appointment to visit our showroom.  Tell your LoPrinzi dealer what you're looking for in your next instrument and let them guide you to one of our designs or create an instrument custom made for your playing style and sound.  We're proud to
partner with some of the finest guitarists and ukulele players in the world--as well as those who simply appreciate the best.

What we do and what we offer

We handcraft three different styles of instruments: Classical Guitars, Steel String Guitars and Ukuleles. While each of these types of fretted instruments differ in construction and playing requirements, the common features of LoPrinzi instruments are their eminent playability, rich sound, exquisite finish and attention to detail.

Every LoPrinzi instrument:

  • Represents a tremendous value.

  • Is made entirely in the United States by Augustino and Donna
     
  •  Embodies the culmination of more than 50 years of instrument design & crafting. 
     
  • Is responsive, attractive, durable--and guaranteed.


What makes an instrument offer up something that is more than simply a sound?

Those who are lucky enough to own a LoPrinzi know--it's that almost indescribable element found in only the finest instruments.  Perhaps it's the luthier's skill in releasing the heart-sound of the tonewood.  It may be the result of decades of old-world skills, honed to the highest level of craftsmanship combined with art.  It could be the care and full attention given to each instrument being created, no matter if it's a fine guitar or ukulele. Come discover the LoPrinzi difference by visiting with us on this site. You'll find that we approach 
instrument building as a blending of luthier skills, knowledge and art.  That's when you'll realize that a LoPrinzi is not only among the finest in handmade instruments, but a modern instrument with a legacy as rich as its sound.
Then, when you're ready to try the finest, stop by or contact one of our distinguished dealers, or make an appointment to visit our showroom.  Tell your LoPrinzi dealer what you're looking for in your next instrument and let them guide you to one of our designs or create an instrument custom made for your playing style and sound.  We're proud to
partner with some of the finest guitarists and ukulele players in the world--as well as those who simply appreciate the best.

 
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About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's 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 of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  

Specifications

Serial #1!

Overall Length: 42 1/2”

Body Length: 20 3/8”

Lower Bout Width: 17”

Upper Bout Width: 11 3/4”

Scale: 25”

 

Nut Width: 1 11/16”

Top: Solid Spruce

Back & Sides: Solid Maple  

Pickup: Ken Armstrong with Volume and Tone