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Offered for sale are two of the finest examples of an art guitar by the legendary Harvey Leach - "The Samurai" and "The Geisha”.

The Samurai, featured here, is not only a fine work of art and an incredible guitar, but it is ALSO a folding Voyage-Air Guitar. That's right - this guitar folds in 1/2 for convenient travel!!! https://reverb.com/shop/voyageairguitar

These fine pieces of art are examples of Harvey Leach at his best. Harvey is a world-renowned luthier and inlay artist. His art has been featured on many fine manufacturers; including, PRS, Gibson, Olson Guitars, Kevin Ryan Guitars, Collings Guitar, and most notably C.F. Martin Guitars. Some of the most collectible and desired Martin guitars ever built are adorned with Harvey Leach artwork.  For example, the 1.5 millionth Martin ever made, the Leonardo Da Vinci Guitar, is insured for over a million dollars and kept in Martin's personal museum.

Both the Samurai and Geisha pickguard inlays feature a technique that Harvey Leach developed called the "smoke and mirrors" inlay.  It is almost as if the inlay is transparent.  The scene behind the scrim on the pickguard is what is happening on the other sister guitar.  The Geisha shows the Samurai and the Samurai shows the Geisha.  They are MAGNIFICENT!!!

Detailed pictures of the inlays can be found here. 

While the Samurai and Geisha are listed separately here on Reverb, they are only available as a pair for a sale price of $220,000/pair.

Specs on Samurai

  • TOP - CARPATHIAN SPRUCE
    BACK/SIDES/FINGERBOARD/BRIDGE - AFRICAN EBONY
    NECK - WALNUT (DIED BLACK)
    BODY STYLE - OM (OOO)
    WIDTH AT NUT - 1 3/4"
    STRING SPACING AT SADDLE - 2 1/8"
    SCALE - 24 3/4"
    UPPER BOUT - 10 3/16'
    LOWER BOUT - 14 15/16"
    BODY LENGTH - 19"
    BODY DEPTH - 4" (UPPER), 4 1/2" (LOWER)
    TOTAL FRETS - 20
    FRETS TO BODY - 12
    ROSETTE - CUSTOM INLAY
    PICKGUARD - CUSTOM INLAY
    HARDSHELL CASE - INCLUDED, ACCORD CARBON GRAPHITE (CASE ALONE SELLS FOR OVER $1000)

The guitars are located in Northern California (Livermore, about 1.5 hrs. east of San Francisco) and are available for inspection by appointment.

Price includes hand delivery to the 48 continental states. Shipping to other locations TBD by buyer’s location. AK, HI and international please contact us for shipping costs.

Can be purchased with the Leach Geisha for a package discount.

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Listed6 years ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • The Samurai
Finish
  • Natural with Inlays
Categories
Made In
  • United States

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