Erlewine Automatic Custom Late 80's Burst

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About This Listing

*This is a used guitar in excellent condition
*This is a consignment item.

$11,999.00 plus $30.00 for shipping (consignment item)


  • Brand: Erlewine
  • Model: Automatic
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Body Wood: Honduran Mahogany
  • Top Wood: Quilted Maple
  • Neck Wood: Honduran Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: C shape, 0.78" depth at 1st fret, 0.97" depth at 12th fret
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 25.5" 
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Nut: 1.62" width
  • Frets: 24
  • Tuners: Schaller
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose
  • Pickguard: NA
  • Pickups: Gibson PAT NO. 2,737,842
  • Electronics: Volume
  • Switching: NA
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Case: Original Hardshell Case
  • Weight: 8 lbs. 7.0 oz.
  • Made in USA 
  • Observations: This is a one of a kind Erlewine Automatic guitar with a stunning one-piece quilted maple top with one piece Honduran Mahogany body and Honduran Mahogany neck. The headstock has a brass tone plate installed on the back to improve resonance and sustain. Body has some minor surface scratches. Frets are in very good condition, no divots or dents.

In a letter from Mark Erlewine included with this guitar:

I thought you might be interested in some additional information and background regarding this guitar.

I hand made this Automatic in the late 1980's, and it is the only one of its kind with the unique one piece quilted maple top. It is very rare to find a guitar with the quilt running vertically, as most have only a horizontal quilt or flame. The guitar also has a brass tone plate on the back of the peghead, which was unique to the time period it was made.

Other owners of Erlewine Automatics include Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Mark Knopfler with Dire Straits, and James Honeyman-Scott from The Pretenders.

- Mark Erlewine

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed2 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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  • United States

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