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2020 Buscarino Starlight

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Serial #: SP01125620

Body size at lower bout: 14" Scale length: 25" Nut width: 1 3/4" Body depth: 1 15/16" Neck depth: .84/.84, 1st/12th frets

Materials: Master grade tonewoods include tap-tuned Alaska Sitka spruce top; solid tiger flame Bigleaf maple back; Honduras mahogany body; African Sapele Mahogany neck with solid ebony fingerboard; Macassar ebony headstock with pearl script logo.

Hardware: All gold hardware includes coil tapped Fralin Pure PAF humbucking pickups: Macassar ebony pickguard, tailpiece, and push/pull master volume and master tone knob; gold Gotoh 21:1 tuners with snakewood keys; 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 Starlight is John's evolution of the classic thinline electric, and crafted with all solid, carved tonewoods, highlighting a simply breathtaking bookmatched flamed maple back. Fully hollow in construction, the Starlight produces enough acoustic resonance for practicing or teaching unplugged altogether. This spectacular example also features a solid Sitka spruce soundboard, Honduras mahogany body, and African sapele mahogany neck.

At just 6lb 14oz, the guitar is notably lighter than conventional factory semi-hollows, and the slim depth 14" body makes for an instrument of notable comfort, in the lap or on the strap. The deftly tapered neck heel makes for easy access to the uppermost fingerboard, and the gentle D profile neck has smooth low action over a fresh high precision setup, on the solid black ebony fingerboard. The Fralin Pure humbucking pickups are built with vintage style Alnico 2 bar magnets for clear, finely articulated harmonics, with a slightly overwound bridge pickup for optimum balance, and scrupulously faithful late '50s PAF tone. Coil tapped for maximum versatility, the humbucking pickups may be switched to single coil mode with the push/pull master volume knob.

This eye-popping instrument is in 100% original showroom condition, and appears virtually unplayed. A true rarity on the vintage market, the Starlight 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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