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New Tippin Crescendo Al Petteway Signature Brazilian/Moon Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Tippin, Bill
Product Year
2009
Model
Crescendo_Al Petteway Series
Serial #
0109002ap
New/Preowned
New
SKU
1989
Condition
New
Body Type(s)
Medium, 000
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - European
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
African Blackwood
Rosette
Bloodwood and MOP Sparkle
Top Trim
MOP Sparkle
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
First Fret Inlay and 12th fret Signature inlay
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Blackwood - African
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Gold with Black Pearl Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.375 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
15.5 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

Bill Tippin is master luthier of the highest regard and he continually pushes himself to discover new design ideas that enhance the beauty, functionality and voice of his wonderful instruments. We all feel this instrument represents the pinnacle of his work, at least to date... This Crescendo "Al Petteway Series" guitar is crafted from Brick Red Brazilian and Moon Harvested European Spruce, see below for more on that. This one is Al's but contact us to order your own Al Petteway Series Tippin!. From Bill Tippin: "Moon Harvested Spruce comes from Switzerland near the upper part of Italy where Stradivarius acquired his wood."

This is very simply and honestly one of the top 10 guitars I've ever had the pleasure to hear and to play. Bill Tippin has long been a favorite of ours but this is just not fair, what an amazing tone and the design and craftsmanship are unparalleled. - Paul Heumiller
 
There are only a few guitars I've played in my lifetime that I would consider putting my name on and this is the first to have it. It's extremely elegant and has some beautiful and unique design elements, but the sound is the thing. It is responsive and balanced and sounds perfect all the way up the neck. The beveled cutaway makes it feel totally comfortable playing up past the body and the armrest bevel makes it a joy to hold for long periods. Bill Tippin has really nailed it with this new model and I'm proud to be associated with it. - Al Petteway
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS SPRUCE - EUROPEAN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Bill Tippin is master luthier of the highest regard and he continually pushes himself to discover new design ideas that enhance the beauty, functionality and voice of his wonderful instruments. We all feel this instrument represents the pinnacle of his work, at least to date...
 

This is very simply and honestly one of the top 10 guitars I've ever had the pleasure to hear and to play. Bill Tippin has long been a favorite of ours but this is just not fair, what an amazing tone and the design and craftsmanship are unparalleled.
 
There are only a few guitars I've played in my lifetime that I would consider putting my name on and this is the first to have it. It's extremely elegant and has some beautiful and unique design elements, but the sound is the thing.
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