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2003 Buscarino Grand Cabaret

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Serial #: JP0367804

Body size at lower bout: 14 1/2" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 2 1/16"

Materials: Solid bookmatched quartersawn Alaskan cedar top; highly figured solid carved arched rosewood back and sides with Venetian cutaway; solid one-piece mahogany neck; solid ebony fingerboard; solid bone nut; solid ebony bridge; gold Gilbert precision three-on-a-plate tuners with ebony buttons, built-in passive bridge pickup system with endpin jack.

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.

The Buscarino Grand Cabaret is a unique hybrid design, specifically designed for the particular requirements of the bossa and fingerstyle jazz player. His largest nylon string model, the Grand Cabaret features a solid hand-carved back, which marries archtop construction to classic Herman Hauser guitar design, and is designed to increase bass response and projection. The gentle Venetian cutaway allows superior access to upper fretboard, and a graceful rosette style sound port in the upper bass bout enhances the tonal response for player and listener alike. The hand machined Gilbert pegs are the smoothest (and most costly) tuners on the planet, and one twist will show you why. And finally, a built-in passive bridge transducer transmits the acoustic voice faithfully to the amp.

A veteran player, this guitar has 100% original finish and hardware, and has been maintained without cracks, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. The fine grained cedar top shows some fingernail nicks and scratches, mostly around the treble side of the soundhole and the bottom of the bridge. A rare appearance indeed on the vintage market, this outstanding instrument offers unrivaled versatility for the progressive fingerstyle player.

Case: Original deluxe black alligator arched plush hardshell case.

























































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