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2015 Buscarino Prodigy

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Serial #: JB09117015

Finish: Amber blonde, nitrocellulose type

Body size at lower bout: 16" Scale length: 25" Nut width: 1 3/4" Body depth: 2 1/4" Neck depth: .82/.91, 1st/10th frets

Materials: Master grade tonewoods include tap-tuned Alaska Sitka spruce top; solid tiger flame Bigleaf maple back and sides; three-piece birdseye maple neck with adjustable truss rod; solid ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl fingerboard inlay; 5-ply bound body; Macassar ebony headstock with abalone script logo.

Hardware: Seymour Duncan Seth Lover humbucking pickup: solid ebony pickguard, tailpiece, volume and tone knobs; gold Gotoh 21:1 tuners and Tuneomatic style bridge.

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 Prodigy is a premium quality instrument, crafted with all solid, carved tonewoods, and specifically designed to optimize amplified tone while offering superior feedback suppression. With 4" wooden strips running the length of both top and back, the body of the Prodigy is somewhat stiffer than conventional acoustic archtops, and optimized for playing at higher volumes. The slimmed depth body also helps deter feedback, and in combination with the 16" lower bout makes for an instrument of notable comfort, in the lap or on the strap.

This spectacular example is chevron bookmatched of intensely figured upgrade Master Quality tonewoods, and is featured on the maker's website portfolio. The neck profile is a gently rounded D, with smooth low action over a fresh high precision setup on the solid black ebony fingerboard. The Seymour Duncan Seth Lover humbucking pickup is built with vintage style Alnico 2 bar magnets for clear, finely articulated harmonics.

This example is in 100% original condition; apart from some fogging on the pickup cover and a few random lacquer nicks, the instruments shows few signs of play altogether. A special bonus is the original Kent Armstrong PAF pickup included in the case. Rarely seen on the vintage market, the Prodigy is an exceptionally versatile choice for the serious player. One only, call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge roundwound nickel strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" 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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