This is my first Archtop guitar. For seven years I thoroughly researched these guitars. I read Benedetto’s book and lots of other literature to get a profound understanding of their nature. I had earlier repaired many cellos and double basses and all of this experience turned out to be very useful. You never know when you’ll use some of the things you learn! It took lots of time to prepare templates and I had to purchase many new tools. But it all paid off when the strings were attached and the first notes were sounded.
Model KL-5 Archtop
Archtop 17″ Lower bout, 3″ body depth, Venetian cutaway
Body back Laminated Maple
Side Matching maple side
Body top Spruce (Handcarved top)
Binding White/black/w
Neck 3-pieces of maple
Fretboard Ebony
Fretboard Radius 12”
Scale length 635 mm (25”)
Width at nut 44 mm (1,732”)
Nut Compensated nut, bone
Thickness at 1 st fret 18,5 mm (0,728”)
Frets 21 (Stainless Steel)
Fret height  1,2 mm (0,0472”)
Fret width 2,15 mm (0,084”)
Tuners Schaller vintage(white chrome)
Strap security locks Schaller (white chrome)
Bridge Ebony with bone saddle
Tailpiece Kluson Archtop tailpice
Pickups No
Finish Acrylic lacquer (antique brown)
Strings 12-54
Weight 2,390 kg
Case Included

Price 6000.- €