Instrument Details

2018 BC Kingston 17" Archtop, European Curly Maple/Haida Gwaii Sitka Spruce
$8,240
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Kingston, BC
builder
Brian Kingston
Product Year
2018
Model
17" Archtop
Serial #
17816
New/Preowned
New
SKU
TMP1954
Condition
Some marks, small finish check at bass F hole. Minor finish chip at jack.
Body Type(s)
Large, Archtop, Hollow Body
Back & Sides
Maple - European
Back & Sides Keywords
Curly
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Maple
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Adjustable
Rosette
F Holes
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Maple
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Cosmo Black with Faux Horn Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Ebony
Pickup
Seymour Duncan
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20.875 in
Upper Bout
12.875 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)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.188 in
String Spacing (mm)
54 mm
Weight
6 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Cedar Creek
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We’re excited for the chance to offer you a dynamite custom archtop from the venerable Brian Kingston of Prince Edward Island, Canada. AAA European Curly Maple back and sides paired with a hand carved Haida Gwaii Sitka Spruce top (bearing gorgeous and rare flamed figuring), bound F holes, and an exquisite sunburst in ambers, yellows, and browns across both neck and body. A generous 17 inches across the lower bout with a play weight of six pounds, this Kingston feels solid in hand, with a glossy neck profile and upper bout soundport to boot. A custom Seymour Duncan pickup with volume and tone knobs under the pickguard carries this beauty faithfully into amplified territory, but it’s equally at home as an acoustic archtop with a crisp treble definition and articulate midrange. Brian built this one in 2018 for the shows, and we’re proud to offer it now as a new instrument with a little age to liven up the voice.


Other keywords: arch top, jazz box, fingerstyle, sitka spruce, cedar creek, gotoh, sound port

Brian Kingston has been making archtop guitars for a long while from his beautiful home in Prince Edward Island. They are as beautiful as the landscape where he lives, and sonically pure and complete.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.188 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
MAPLE - EUROPEAN

We’re excited for the chance to offer you a dynamite custom archtop from the venerable Brian Kingston of Prince Edward Island, Canada. AAA European Curly Maple back and sides paired with a hand carved Haida Gwaii Sitka Spruce top (bearing gorgeous and rare flamed figuring), bound F holes, and an exquisite sunburst in ambers, yellows, and browns across both neck and body.
 

Brian Kingston has been making archtop guitars for a long while from his beautiful home in Prince Edward Island. They are as beautiful as the landscape where he lives, and sonically pure and complete.
 
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