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1995 Megas 7 String Custom

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SN# 18701, dated 4/95

Body size at lower bout: 18 1/2", Body Depth: 3 1/4" Scale length: 25 1/2" 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; 7-ply body binding; triple-bound f-holes; solid pearl nut.

Hardware: Hardware includes hand carved ebony and brass tailpiece, ebony finger rest, gold Schaller 16X1 tuners with ebony keys; compensated adjustable ebony bridge; floating Kent Armstrong humbucker with volume control and endpin jack.

Notes: Twelve guitars a year. Year in, year out. That's because renowned luthier Ted Megas builds each of his meticulously crafted instruments entirely by hand, working solo in his Portland, Oregon shop. Like the late Jimmy D'Aquisto, Ted grew up with a background as a player as well as a craftsman, as is evident in the player-friendly design of his creations. Light in weight, and well balanced tonally as well as physically, Megas' guitars offer outstanding performance and playability, with eye-popping attention to detail.

This example of his Custom 7 String model is crafted of spectacular bookmatched fiddleback flame maple, with a generous 18 1/2" body to accomodate the extended bass range down to a low 'A' that simply shakes the room. With a solid pearl nut a full 2 1/16" in width, the fingerboard has ample room for finger or plectrum style players alike, with a gently contoured light 'D' profile neck. This example has been professionally played, and apart from a small semi-circular lacquer dent near the bridge, the guitar otherwise has no cracks, pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. A floating Kent Armstrong humbucker provides warm, accurate amplifcation of the deep rich acoustic voice. A handsome touch is the extended back plate which covers the heel, a rarely seen flourish of top flight luthiery indicative of the superlative level of craft throughout. Ted's guitars are built to order and vwery scarce on the vintage market. Priced at a fraction of the current cost, this phenomenal instrument is supplied with its original Calton deluxe fitted flight grade fiberglass case.

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 Calton deluxe fitted flight grade fiberglass case.



































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