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2002 Buscarino Gigmaster

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Serial #: GM0963002

Finish: Amber blonde, nitrocellulose type

Body size at lower bout: 17" Scale length: 25" Nut width: 1 11/16" Body depth: 3"

Materials: Arched spruce top; tiger flame maple back and sides; three-piece solid maple neck with adjustable truss rod; mother of pearl fingerboard and peghead inlay; 5-ply bound body; triple bound headstock and fingerboard, bound f-holes

Hardware: Buscarino signature humbucking pickup: solid ebony fingerboard, pickguard, compensated bridge and tailpiece; gold Schaller tuners with ebony buttons.

Notes: John Buscarino is one of the names you'll hear on virtually every short list of the premier contemporary archtop builders. Having worked closely with luthiery legend Bob Benedetto for a number of years, John also studied with the great Augie LoPrizi of classical and flat top fame. His artist list includes George Benson, Russell Malone, Ron Affif, Gene Bertoncini and many more, all keeping Buscarino's handmade instruments in considerable demand. Though his upmarket guitars range from $8000 to over $20,000, John's commitment to the working player is evident in the Gigmaster, a model designed for the real world needs of the jobbing musician.

The body is a hybrid of highly figured pressed and laminate tonewoods, specifically designed to optimize amplified tone while suppressing feedback. John personally frets and does final assembly on each guitar, with major components pre-assembled according to Buscarino's design and specifications. The neck profile in particular is one of the most inviting we've played, and the overall fit and finish of the instrument is immaculate. This example is in virtually unplayed condition as well. With custom luthier quality at a price under many factory built jazzers, the Gigmaster is a superb tool for the serious player everywhere.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge flatwound nickel strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64" to 6/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original deluxe black arched plush lined hardshell case.
















































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