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2008 Arrow 17

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Signed: By the maker, dated June, 2008

Body size at lower bout: 17". Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut Width: 1 3/4" Body depth: 3 1/4" Neck depth: .87/.94, 1st/10th fret

Materials: Bookmatched solid carved spruce top; bookmatched solid carved tiger flame maple back and sides; solid maple neck w/adjustable truss rod; solid rosewood fingerboard; 5-ply bound top; bound body and neck.

Hardware: All original hardware, including triple bound tortoise pickguard; solid ebony bridge; wartime Gibson style trapeze tailpiece with rosewood crossbar; Grover Sta-Tite nickel butterbean 18X1 tuners; Kent Armstrong Handwound PAF pickup with endpin jack and thumbwheel volume and tone controls.

Notes: Oregon luthier Paul Lestock has made a reputation for building top quality handmade instruments at prices real musicians can really afford. His artist roster includes the likes of Mike Marshall, Radim Zenkl, John Carlini and others, and his guitars and mandolins are renowned for their lively responsive acoustic tone. Acoustic archtops have been a longtime focus for Paul, and this Model 17 is a tribute to the legendary Gibsons of the Golden Era.

This striking instrument is a contemporary adaptation of Gibson's classic 17" L-series archtops, with its solid carved tap-tuned spruce soundboard, flame maple body, 25 1/2" scale, and 20's style 'teacup' Cremona sunburst finish. The combination of the long scale neck with the parallel braced top optimizes for punch and projection, and the floating handwound Kent Armstrong floating pickup allows faithful amplification with either nickel or bronze string sets.

Weighing in at a mere 5lb. 1oz. this guitar is exceptionally light for a full depth 17" guitar, with excellent balance and a clear, open voice, with commanding volume and projection. This handsome example is in superb condition, without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear, and boasts smooth low action over vintage style fretwork on a comfy gentle C profile neck, with a fresh high-precision setup.

With genuine made-in-USA custom luthier quality at the price of a factory knock-off, this Arrow truly hits a bullseye. An unbeatable best buy: one only, call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel flatwound strings, and will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. Action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret.

Case: Original TKL deluxe arched tweed plush lined hardshell case.








































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