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2011 Moll Classic Seven String

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SN# 0041010

Body size at lower bout: 16", Body Depth: 3" Scale length: 25 " Nut: 2 1/16"

Finish: Amber blonde finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type.

Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved fine grain spruce top; full-depth handcarved solid AAA maple back and sides with Venetian cutaway; 3 piece tiger flame maple neck; solid ebony fingerboard; pearl headstock logo; solid bone nut.

Hardware: Hardware includes hand carved ebony finger rest, black anodized aluminum art-deco tailpiece; gold Schaller 16X1 tuners, compensated adjustable ebony bridge; floating Kent Armstrong humbucker with volume contro, endpin jack.

Notes: Since Bill Moll started making archtops a quarter century ago, the field has seen a proliferation of independent builders. While most contemporary archtops sound decent enough through an amp, very few can cut the mustard unplugged. Happily, this is not a problem at Moll's workshop in Springfield, Missouri. Guitars like his Classic model are built from the ground up as acoustic guitars first and foremost, and sound absolutely superb under amplification as well.

Moll guitars are popular among a number of top performers including John and Bucky Pizzarelli, and after playing one, it's not hard to see why. The tops are supported with extremely narrow and deeply scalloped braces of very low mass, designed to minimize interference with the vibration of the soundboard. The backs are zone-graduated to optimize acoustic response. The truss rod in the 3-ply neck is reinforced with bars of nickel plated, cold rolled steel, both to strengthen the neck, and to resist the dissipation of tone and volume away from the soundbox. The result is a instrument of notable projection and clarity, a true acoustic archtop for the 21st century.

A rare Moll Classic Seven String, this guitar is built with a highly flamed, all solid, all carved, full depth 16" Venetian cutaway body, in virtually unplayed condition, with all original hardware and finish. Smooth low action over comfy gentle D neck profile, deeply resonant acoustic volume with smoothly amplified tone. This guitar is ultra-light and responsive, weighing in at a mere 5lb. 13oz. almost unheard of for a 7 string box. Floating Kent Armstrong Handmade humbucking pickup, art deco anodized aluminum tailpiece, solid ebony fingerboard, pickguard and bridge.

This guitar costs $7,500 new, but Moll has just announced that he will be building only ultra-premium custom order guitars when he goes into semi-retirement in a few months, making all his standard models, including this one, unavailable altogether. One only: be the first lucky caller now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings (.013-.056). 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 Reunion Blues deluxe black leather plush lined heavy duty gig bag.






















































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