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17 Inch excel archtop

17 Inch excel archtop

17 inch X-braced Archtop with carved top and back.

Lightweight construction for maximum acoustic properties.
Full body depth (3 ¼ “).
Floating humbucker (Lollar Johnny Smith) and Johnny Smith style electrics.

Top: European spruce
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Back and sides: Flamed European maple
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Scale length: 25 inch
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Finish: Vintage blonde, shellac (French polished)
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Executed with George Van Eps style stringdamper (own manufacture).

16 Inch L5

16 Inch L5

Reproduction of a pre-war L5 with longitudinal tone bars.

Very light and resonant construction.

Top: European spruce.

Back and sides: Lightly flamed European maple.

Scale length: 24 ¾ inch.

Vintage correct wrap-over tailpiece (own manufacture).

Hand stained Cremona Brown sunburst, finished with shellac (French polished) for maximum acoustic properties.

Gypsy Petite Bouche

Gypsy Petite Bouche

Long scale gypsy guitar crafted from solid wood types.

Domed and bent top (with “pliage”) from European spruce.

Back and sides of solid East Indian Rosewood.

Titanium neck reinforcements.

Scale length: 67cm.

Finish: Shellac (French polished).

Gypsy Petite Bouche Modern

Gypsy Petite Bouche Modern

Contemporary approach to a long scale gypsy guitar executed with solid wood types.

Domed and bent top (with “pliage”) from European spruce.

Back and sides of solid flamed European maple.

Double action truss rod.

Scale length: 67cm.

Finish: Shellac (French polished).

Gypsy Grande Bouche

Gipsy Grande Bouche

Vintage style approach to a long scale gypsy guitar executed with solid wood types.

Domed and bent top (with “pliage”) from European spruce.

Back and sides of Pau Ferro (Santos Rosewood).

Carbon fiber neck reinforcements.

Scale length: 67cm.

Finish: Danish oil.

Blackbird Orchestra

Blackbird Orchestra

Berten designed Orchestra Model flattop guitar with custom inlay.

Very light construction with scalloped and forward shifted bracing (X-pattern).

Ultimate fingerstyle guitar.

Top: Sitka spruce.

Back and sides: East Indian Rosewood.

Scale length: 25 inch (635mm).

Custom designed Blackbird inlay executed with black mother-of-pearl, gold mother-of-pearl, white mother-of-pearl, ebony and rosewood.

Finish: Shellac (French polished).

Parlor Guitar

Parlor Guitar

Small but very resonant parlor guitar based on a Martin 1.

Ultimate acoustic blues and ragtime guitar.

Top: Sitka spruce.

Back and sides: Black walnut.

Scale length: 24.8 inch (63cm).

Finish: Shellac (French polished).

Jazz Jr

Jazz Jr

Electric solid body guitar based on a Les Paul Jr.

Crafted from solid Mahogany.

Charlie Christian neck pickup (Lollar).

Scale length: 24 ¾ inch.

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer.

F5 Mandolin

F5 Mandolin

Very faithful copy of a Lloyd Loar era F5 mandolin.

Top: European spruce.

Back and sides: European maple.

Dovetail neck joint.

Finish: Shellac (French polished).