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1998 Buscarino 14-String, 5A Bigleaf Maple/Sitka Spruce

Regular Price: $29,995

Special Price (Sale) $25,745 $24,995

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Status
In Stock
Brand
Buscarino, John
Product Year
1998
Model
14-String
Serial #
RY0150699
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2022
Condition
Hardly any marks
Body Type(s)
Large, Archtop
Back & Sides
Maple - Bigleaf
Back & Sides Keywords
5A
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Maple
Neck Profile
U
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Maple
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Maple
Fret Markers
Floral and Vine
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Burl
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Maple
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Ebony
Pickup
Buscarino
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20.75 in
Upper Bout
12.75 in
Lower Bout
17 in
Body Depth Heel
3.5 in
Body Depth Tail
3.5 in
Scale Length
25 in
Scale Length (mm)
635 mm
Nut Width
2.125 in
Nut Width (mm)
54 mm
String Spacing
2.5 in
String Spacing (mm)
63.5 mm
Weight
6 lb. 13 oz.
Case
Hardshell - TKL
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Description

This one’s in a category all its own. In 1998, renowned teacher and music writer Robert Yelin commissioned this force of nature 14-string archtop from the one and only John Buscarino, and the result is quite a unique piece. The 14-string setup is essentially a 7-string Jazz guitar in double courses, with the additional strings adding a low B (or A, or C) to the bass register. There is a long line of 7-strings in Jazz, but this is the first time we’ve seen one set up with octave strings. You’d be amazed how much color and flexibility that single string (well, double) adds to your playing.


Tuned to A, chord positions which root on the 5th string suddenly have a fat bottom end when you fret on the seventh pair, instead. Or you leave it at B for easy access to more legroom for those walking bass lines. John built this one out with carved 5A Bigleaf Maple back and sides and a Sitka Spruce top, Maple bindings, and a flower-and-vine inlay scheme along the fretboard and tailpiece. The neck carve has a wide, shallow profile that’s comfortable in hand, and the setup has the classic silk smooth feel we’ve come to expect from every Buscarino.


Other keywords: jazz box, arch top, big-leaf, custom guitar, 14 string, RY0150699

This is a truly one-of-a-kind of guitar made for a premier player and teacher. John Buscarino is one of the finest archtop makers in the world, and he was commissioned to make this very rare 14-string instrument for Robert Yelin. We lost Robert recently, and his son Douglas wants the instrument to be loved and played so we are very proud to offer it to you our amazing Dream Guitars clients around the world.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25 in
NUT WIDTH 2.125 in
STRING SPACING 2.5 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
MAPLE - BIGLEAF

This one’s in a category all its own. In 1998, renowned teacher and music writer Robert Yelin commissioned this force of nature 14-string archtop from the one and only John Buscarino, and the result is quite a unique piece.
 

This is a truly one-of-a-kind of guitar made for a premier player and teacher. John Buscarino is one of the finest archtop makers in the world, and he was commissioned to make this very rare 14-string instrument for Robert Yelin.
 
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