John Buscarino's celebratory 25th Anniversary archtop masterpiece!

Condition: Used, Excellent

It's starting to feel like a Buscarino temple in here!  If the 20th Anniversary Virtuoso we have is a museum piece, this 25th Anniversary Virtuoso is the one in a vault beneath the museum.  Talking about tonewoods, cosmetic details, feel, etc. leads to conclusions that should go without saying--this is, without the slightest shadow of a doubt, the best archtop you have never (or ever) played.  Every moment of holding and playing this instrument is an undeniable experience of communing with the wisdom and craft of John Buscarino and the great mentors from whom he learned so much.  If it seems easy to get lost in just the pictures, imagine where the music will take you!  

A guitar's primary function is usually measured in musical terms: its ability to produce precise notes, chords, and passages on demand. Consistency is the ultimate test of its perfection. But to the Master luthier and craftsman John Buscarino, this is only a beginning. John is one of the few luthiers working today; a solo artisan handcrafting guitars suited to each customer's personal needs. His instruments are prized not just for the beautiful sounds they produce, but also as the cherished possessions they inevitably become. Guitar player Steve Morse considers his Buscarino guitars "treasured works of art," as do many of John's customers.

John is unique among today's guitar builders in that he apprenticed with not one but two master luthiers. The first was Augustine LoPrinzi, from whom John learned the finer points of building classical guitars.

John later worked with famed archtop builder Robert Benedetto, spending years perfecting the woodworking skills that today make him a master luthier in his own right.

John has created hundreds of exquisite guitars using proven methods passed down over generations. He constantly refines these time-tested techniques, taking each to new levels of perfection in mastering the art of lutherie.

Model: 25th Anniversary Virtuoso

Serial: 07/07

Year: 2007

Weight: 6.05 lbs

Body Wood: Aged and Seasoned Master Grade Plum Pudding Mahogany

Top Wood: 100 Year Old Aged Sitka Spruce

Cutaway: Single Venetian

Neck: 3-Piece Plum Pudding Mahogany w/Gaboon Ebony Tapered Center Stripe

Neck Shape: C (.845 @1st - .920" @10th)

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Body Width: 16"

Body Depth: 3 3/8"

Side Port: Hand Carved Fleur de Lis

Color: Vintage Natural

Finish: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Binding: Snakedwood

Purfling: Red/Black

Fingerboard: Snakedwood

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Scale: 25"

Number of Frets: 22

Bridge: Snakedwood

Inlays: None

Tuners: Schaller w/Snakewood Buttons

Pickups: Buscarino Signature Floating Humbucker

Pickguard: Snakedwood

Controls: Volume, Tone

Case: Custom Ameritage Case w/Built-In Humidification and Custom Fit Small Dog Case Cover

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ConditionExcellent (Used)
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