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Grimes 35th Anniversary Archtop with 60's DeArmond 1100

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Perrysburg, OH, United States
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I commissioned this guitar having owned a 25th Anniversary Grimes.   Steve's design elements drew me to this guitar, but also knowledge that his quality of build and finish are exceptional.  This guitar was no disappointment!

The sound is warm and round acoustically.  Add a little amplification from the vintage authentic 60's DeArmond 1100 Rhythm Chief and you have the BeBop, vinyl, 1950's tone nailed. 

The top is European spruce while the back and sides are Steve's finest flamed Koa.  The neck is 5 piece and Koa.  The binding is multi-plied.  The board is ebony as is the bridge. The truss rod adjusts from the lower cut out in the headstock which is very handy.  18" arch top, 25 1/2 scale, 1 3/4 nut.

You won't find a better jazz archtop from any luthier, and I've owned many.  Grimes builds in Maui and is a pleasure to work with in case you want to commission your own Grimes.  The case is a gold level Armitage.

I'm retired now and paring the expensive parts of the collection to bare minimum and hence the sale.  It truly is in excellent condition and you have to look hard to find any imperfections.

(It needs to be shipped overnight but ground OK within 1000 miles with shipping adjustment).

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