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Brand New American Archtop Ram, Flame Maple/European Spruce
$30,900
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
American Archtop, Dale Unger
Product Year
2022
Model
The Ram
Serial #
262
New/Preowned
New
SKU
TMP2815
Condition
Brand New
Body Type(s)
Large, Archtop, Hollow Body
Back & Sides
Maple - Flamed
Top
Spruce - European
Neck Wood
Maple - Flamed
Neck Profile
U
Bridge
Ebony - Floating
Top Trim
None
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Abalone Triangles outlined in Gold
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Koa - Flamed
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
High Gloss
Body Bindings
None
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Ebony Floating
Pickup
Kent Armstrong Floating Pickup
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20.5 in
Upper Bout
11.75 in
Lower Bout
17 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
3 in
Scale Length
25 in
Scale Length (mm)
635 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.45 mm
String Spacing
2.188 in
String Spacing (mm)
53.563 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.86 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.96 in
Weight
5 lb. 7 oz.
Case
Original - Bam
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Description

The result of masters from two fields in collaboration: luthiers Dale & Tyler Unger and hyperrealist painter Peter Maier. The Ram is a particular brand of unique—17 inch archtop whose Maple back is adorned with a hyper realistic ram from Maier. On top, a gold motif continues along the center seam and with the trapeze tailpiece and hardware, plus gold Gotoh mini tuners. The headstock boasts a tightly figured Koa headplate, and from there you’ll find a series of vibrant Abalone position markers along the fretboard. Here’s a snapshot of Maier’s process: https://youtu.be/5AN01qUDxbw. On the electronics front, Unger outfitted the Ram with a Kent Armstrong floating humbucker plus volume and tone at the pickguard (itself featuring a single band of gold that arcs diagonally across). Top is AAAA European Spruce, paired with AAAA European Maple for the back and sides. Flame Maple neck, set off with the Ebony fingerboard, completes the portrait. Here’s Maier: “The Ram guitar was inspired by my time at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, where skulls of animals were dominant in many business locations—however I worked gold leaf onto the horns with an engine turned finish to give it more of a costly & valued appearance.”


Other keywords: lutherie, luthier, fine art, gold foil, curly maple, 262, 2021

Walking into the Artisan Guitar Show, the first thing everyone saw was Dale Unger's amazing new collaboration with artist Peter Maier. Fine art & fine archtops, a perfect synergy. Peter's paintings have sold for more than $250,000, and his style perfectly blends with the archtop guitar and accentuates the beautiful curves of the guitar itself. Of course you are also getting a world-class guitar with the incredible tone and playability that Dale Unger is known for. This is new, this is exciting, this is magical. Guitar and art at a new level.
 
I'm equally drawn to soak this one up with my eyes as with my hands--ditto for the other Unger/Maier collaboration we got in! A full size jazz box offers a great canvas for Maier's vision.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.188 in
WOODS SPRUCE - EUROPEAN,
MAPLE - FLAMED

The result of masters from two fields in collaboration: luthiers Dale & Tyler Unger and hyperrealist painter Peter Maier. The Ram is a particular brand of unique—17 inch archtop whose Maple back is adorned with a hyper realistic ram from Maier.
 

Walking into the Artisan Guitar Show, the first thing everyone saw was Dale Unger's amazing new collaboration with artist Peter Maier. Fine art & fine archtops, a perfect synergy.
 
I'm equally drawn to soak this one up with my eyes as with my hands--ditto for the other Unger/Maier collaboration we got in! A full size jazz box offers a great canvas for Maier's vision.
 
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