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2007 Dale Unger American Legend 7 String

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Body size at lower bout: 16", Body Depth: 2 7/8" Scale length: 25" Nut: 2 1/16"

SN# 187-2007

Materials: Highly figured solid carved tiger flame maple body; solid carved Englemann spruce soundboard; 3 piece solid maple neck; solid ebony fingerboard and nut.

Hardware: Solid ebony hardware includes contoured tailpiece, finger rest, and compensated adjustable ebony bridge; Schaller 16X1 tuners with ebony keys; Armstrong built-in PAF with volume and tone controls; endpin jack.

Notes: Luthier Dale Unger was raised in Nazareth, PA, and grew up around the great craftsmen of CF Martin and Co. Building his first guitar in 1977, Unger was introduced to archtop guru Bob Benedetto in 1993, and began building the instruments that would become the American Archtop series of guitars. And finally, Unger's designs came full circle, when they were adopted by Martin for their first line of archtop guitars since 1942.

A full depth 17" Venetian cutaway guitar, the American Legend is all carved with solid highly figured tonewoods, including a bookmatched tiger maple back, sides and neck. With its X- braced design, slimline finger rest, and cello style tailpiece, the American Legend is built in the lineage of the great Bendetto designs.

This guitar is a scarce example of Unger's 7 string version, with a smooth flat D neck profile that's particularly inviting. At a mere 5lb 6oz, the guitar is wonderfully light, with a clear, warm voice and excellent balance on the lap or the strap. Immaculately maintained, the guitar shows no playwear, and has original finish and hardware, with a Gibson style truss rod cover.

Exceptional quality, stunning looks and brilliant peerformance, at an unbeatable price. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings (.013-.080). 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 black deluxe arched plush lined hardshell case.





















































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