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This custom Tessa Nova has spent all 15 years of its life in a custom, humidified Ameritage case. Like a fine aged vintage wine, the tone on this guitar is amazing. It is literally a work of art by Peter Hopkins. Spectacular flamed big leaf maple back, sides and neck. Ebony headstock, fingerboard, tailpiece, pick guard and bridge. Kent Armstrong suspended jazz hum bucker. Gotoh 510 chrome tuning machines. Natural nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

This guitar was custom made, in collaboration with Peter Hopkins at the request of it's original and only owner.

Scale Length is 25 inches 
Nut Width is 1.77 inches 
Width (body) is 17 inches 
Length is 43 inches. 


Here’s Peter Hopkin’s description of the Tessa Nova arch top guitar:

“The Tessa Nova is a beautiful contemporary interpretation of the traditional archtop timeless lines. The graceful sweeping forms of pickguard, tailpiece, sound holes and pickup, intersect and merge in a rhythmic flow. The Tessa Nova’s tone is unmistakably archtop, but with a clean, open and percussive voice that lends itself well to chord melody and solo playing. “

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Tessa Nova
Finish
  • Lutz Spruce Top and Big Leaf Maple sides, back and neck
Categories
Year
  • 2009
Made In
  • Canada
Body Shape
  • Archtop
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String

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