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1997 Buscarino Artisan Custom Maple/Sitka
SOLD
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Status
Sold
Brand
Buscarino, John
Product Year
1997
Model
Artisan Custom
Serial #
RS0848898
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5189
Condition
Very Good. Play wear around pickup, F-holes, and volume knobs.
Body Type(s)
Large
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Maple
Rosette
F Holes
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Parallellograms
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
Venetian
Body Length
20.75 in
Upper Bout
12.75 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)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.06 in
String Spacing (mm)
52.3 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Original - TKL
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Description

All you jazz box aficionados, gather round: we've got a contender for the finest Archtop of 1997 on the line here. If it comes from John Buscarino's shop, you know the guitar's going to have golden tone, and this Maple-and-Sitka-Spruce beauty has the looks to match. An Artisan Custom, this Archtop has a single Lindy Fralin Humbucker pickup below the fingerboard which cranks out some of the fattest, juiciest tone we've seen in a jazz box in a long time.

In this guitar, traditional aesthetics (see the Ivoroid bindings and MOP-and-Abalone parallelogram fret markers) are married to contemporary voicings to give the guitar classic looks and an increased dynamic range. When the low-end warmth and mellowness that we expect from vintage archtops combines with these trebles, rich and bright with a well-defined edge, you get an Archtop perfectly set up for fingerstyle jazz comping and solos. Just under 20 years old, this Artisan Custom is fully opened up and ready for more action!

I will never tire of John's guitars; they're just so playable! He does a great job of balancing vintage and contemporary voices, and the instruments are gorgeous-looking to boot. I ran this through a Carr Viceroy amp, and the single Lindy Fralin pickup had more bottom end smokiness and popping trebles than I knew what to do with.
 
One the nicest jazz guitars you will find on the market. This Artisan Custom feels good, looks great, and sounds even better.
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SCALE LENGTH 25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.06 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
MAPLE

All you jazz box aficionados, gather round: we've got a contender for the finest Archtop of 1997 on the line here. If it comes from John Buscarino's shop, you know the guitar's going to have golden tone, and this Maple-and-Sitka-Spruce beauty has the looks to match.
 

I will never tire of John's guitars; they're just so playable! He does a great job of balancing vintage and contemporary voices, and the instruments are gorgeous-looking to boot.
 
One the nicest jazz guitars you will find on the market. This Artisan Custom feels good, looks great, and sounds even better.
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