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2000 Solomon Phoenix European Flamed Maple/Sitka
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Status
Sold
Brand
Solomon
Product Year
2000
Model
Phoenix
Serial #
1014
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
3698
Condition
Excellent Very light play wear -- several tiny scratches around pickguard and bass-side f hole. Stable surface cracks at waist on top. Faint buckle rash on back, very light finish scuffs on back.
Body Type(s)
Large
Back & Sides
Maple - European
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
F Holes
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
Single
Pickguard
Ebony
Pickup
Kent Armstrong "PAF" with Volume & Tone Controls
Body Length
21.75 in
Upper Bout
14 in
Lower Bout
17 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
3 in
Scale Length
25.98 in
Scale Length (mm)
659.9 mm
Nut Width
1.69 in
Nut Width (mm)
42.9 mm
String Spacing
2.13 in
String Spacing (mm)
54.1 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Cedar Creek
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Description

Here we have an absolutely dreamy Erich Solomon Phoenix archtop in European Flamed Maple and Sitka Spruce. Solomon has been hand-building guitars one at a time in beautiful New Hampshire since 1995, at first in the style of the classic D'Angelico 17" body design, but since the early 2000's, he's striven to express himself with a unique style that reflects his own design sensibilities. One look at this Phoenix is all it takes to see that he's really onto something -- the exaggerated carved undulations carry the eye all over it's surface, and the pale beauty of the Euro Flamed Maple is utterly intoxicating. What's more, the tone and playability of this great instrument are second to none.

I haven't seen much of Erich's work, but I know top notch design and craftsmanship when I see it. This big boy has great lines and the Euro Flamed Maple is outstanding. The neck feels great in-hand, and the action is just right. Plus, I love the creamy tone of the Armstrong floating pickup.
 
This is a beautiful instrument and will definitely come to life acoustically with heavier gauge strings.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.98 in
NUT WIDTH 1.69 in
STRING SPACING 2.13 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
MAPLE - EUROPEAN

Here we have an absolutely dreamy Erich Solomon Phoenix archtop in European Flamed Maple and Sitka Spruce. Solomon has been hand-building guitars one at a time in beautiful New Hampshire since 1995, at first in the style of the classic D'Angelico 17" body design, but since the early 2000's, he's striven to express himself with a unique style that reflects his own design sensibilities.
 

I haven't seen much of Erich's work, but I know top notch design and craftsmanship when I see it. This big boy has great lines and the Euro Flamed Maple is outstanding.
 
This is a beautiful instrument and will definitely come to life acoustically with heavier gauge strings.
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