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Buscarino Virtuoso European Maple/Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Buscarino, John
Model
Virtuoso
Serial #
TI04654036
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5062
Condition
Excellent. Scuffing on heel block.
Back & Sides
Maple - European
Top
Spruce - European
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
F Holes
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Maple
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Burl
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Maple
Tuners
Gotoh 510 Delta Series
Tuner Finish
Gold with Snakewood Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Ebony
Body Length
20.75 in
Upper Bout
12.875 in
Lower Bout
17.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
3 in
Scale Length
25 in
Scale Length (mm)
635 mm
Nut Width
1.81 in
Nut Width (mm)
46 mm
String Spacing
2.13 in
String Spacing (mm)
54.1 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

A king among Jazz boxes! Whenever John Buscarino's hands touch wood, the wood sings. This, his top-of-the-line Virtuoso, is no less than what we've come to expect from his guitars: strong attack, flawless construction, a hearty, meaty tone with that big jazz box feel, dynamically voiced for rhapsody or jitterbug.A gorgeous set of European Maple has here been paired with a European Spruce top to produce a muscular sound, with very present trebles with great sustain, and a fat low-end dripping with sweet sustain. For such a large-bodied guitar, it is surprisingly gentle to play, thanks in part to Buscarino's glossy Nitrocellulose finish and glass-smooth neck profile, but it's the little details and appointments which really let this looker shine. Featuring bound F-holes, Burl headstock veneers, Maple bindings throughout, and a laminated tailpiece and pickguard which exhibit gorgeous alternating bands of Ebony and Maple. Of course, let's not forget his custom floating Humbucker pickup or the fleur-de-lis inspired soundport on the upper bout--a motif which is returned to in both the headstock inlays and in the tailpiece.With warmth like a roaring fire, and attack like lightning, this Virtuoso is ready to get down to the business of making music.

This is why I love contemporary archtop guitars: whereas vintage archtops have that huge, warm, enveloping sound, newer designs like this Virtuoso have an expressiveness and lightness that makes them excellent for a variety of different applications. I challenge you to find a style of music which sounds less than stellar on this guitar!
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.81 in
STRING SPACING 2.13 in
WOODS SPRUCE - EUROPEAN,
MAPLE - EUROPEAN

A king among Jazz boxes! Whenever John Buscarino's hands touch wood, the wood sings.
 

This is why I love contemporary archtop guitars: whereas vintage archtops have that huge, warm, enveloping sound, newer designs like this Virtuoso have an expressiveness and lightness that makes them excellent for a variety of different applications. I challenge you to find a style of music which sounds less than stellar on this guitar!
 
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