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2009 Tippin Crescendo Al Petteway Signature African Blackwood/Sinker Redwood
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Tippin
Product Year
2009
Model
Crescendo Al Petteway Signature
Serial #
0409003AP
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2758
Condition
Mint
Body Type(s)
Medium, 000
Back & Sides
Blackwood - African
Top
Redwood - Sinker
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
African Blackwood
Rosette
Blackwood, Bloodwood, MOP Sparkle
Top Trim
Abalone and Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Rosewood - Cocobolo
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Rosewood - Cocobolo
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
5 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)
58.674 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

This beautiful Tippin Al Petteway Model Crescendo is dead mint and features wonderful tone from one of the most striking Sinker Redwood tops we've ever seen. Bill's use of Bloodwood in the purfling and rosette highlights the rich rust hues in Redwood, while the slender MOP Sparkle adds a sophisticated amount of shimmer. The Sinker top is paired with rare African Blackwood and together they create a voice that really breathes.

This Tippin Guitar plays like butter with notes that ring out loud and clear all the way up the fretboard. The appointments are too numbered to mention here, but the highlights are the Cocobolo Armrest Bevel, Side Soundport, First Fret Inlay, MOP Sparkle from top to bottom and Black Pearl buttons on the gold Waverly tuners. It's all wrapped up in a Calton Deluxe Flight case and topped with Al Petteway's signature at the 12th fret.

The owner of this guitar is regrettably selling it due too a medical condition. I mention that because this is most certainly a life-long guitar that any one of us would be honored to call ours. This Tippin Al Petteway rivals any guitar on the planet and would humble most of them. The voice hear is the stuff of dreams... so full, so alive and so inspiring. This is a wood combination you may never have heard before, but one that really works and we will certainly ask for again. It's as compelling and joyous a sound as I've ever encountered and it plays absolutely perfectly on every fret. I adore it.
 
I'm a bit biased about this guitar. It was the third in the series and it has one of the coolest tops on it that I've ever seen. The tone is superb and the neck and body are perfect. The Blackwood on the back and sides is exquisite as is the Sinker Redwood. Bill's work is without flaws and this guitar lives up to the quality level that I would expect in an Al Petteway series instrument.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS REDWOOD - SINKER,
BLACKWOOD - AFRICAN

This beautiful Tippin Al Petteway Model Crescendo is dead mint and features wonderful tone from one of the most striking Sinker Redwood tops we've ever seen. Bill's use of Bloodwood in the purfling and rosette highlights the rich rust hues in Redwood, while the slender MOP Sparkle adds a sophisticated amount of shimmer.
 

The owner of this guitar is regrettably selling it due too a medical condition. I mention that because this is most certainly a life-long guitar that any one of us would be honored to call ours.
 
I'm a bit biased about this guitar. It was the third in the series and it has one of the coolest tops on it that I've ever seen.
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