Guitar with the acoustic vibe of an arch-top and shape and manageability of a Lorraine. With arched back or flat back.

structure

Top: carved, hand–graduated and tuned, master grade european spruce; Back&sides: carved hand–graduated or flat master grade maple; Bracing: x braces; Asymmetric shape, size 15”; 55mm. body thickness; Binding: Edge bindings protruding out the sides of the guitar in violin-style; Neck: pearwood; Fingerboard: ebony 22 frets, 628mm. scale with side dots.

pickup&electronics

2 PU S1 o H1 soapbar with ebony cover; Volume and Tone controls on board with access through a door in the back optained from the same wood; Ebony or Metal knobs; CTS or Hi-end pots 1M or 500k Volume, 500k or 250k Tone, Aluminium foil/paper-in-oil capacitors; 3-way toggle-switch or rotative switch; output jack in the bottom of the guitar.

bridge&hardware

Hand-crafted ebony bridge and base, or tune-o-matic on ebony base, (both with ebony tailpiece); Ebony tailpiece and fingerrest (woodbinded or not); Headstock cover and nut in ebony; Machine head: Gotoh, Grover, or Schaller.

finish

Natural gum hand-applyed, traditional Italian violin maker glossy or satin finish; Color: natural, amber, green, iris, violin red and cello brown; Satin finish on neck.

Spruce

Spruce is the most acoustic wood. Together with specific bracing and thickness, it contributes to give the most acoustic sound in a semihollow, above all in the version with wood tailpiece.

s1

S1

A soapbar single coil with adjustable poles, ebony structure, a double magnetic bar (in Alnico V or II) with opposite polarity, and a very high number of wirings. It allows an output similar to the Humbucker, but with a wide frequency range and a darker sound, very different from traditional single coil pickups.

s1

H1

A soapbar humbucker with adjustable poles, ebony structure, magnets of Alnico V or II. Magnets are specifically placed to emphasize a specific sound. H1 is also characterized by great versatility, dynamics, and allows a very balanced output for every string. In fact it gives the non wound strings the same depth of wound strings.

Knobs

 

CTS or Hi-end pots

CTS is the most used potentiometers of good quality. Also Hi-end pots can be used.

Aluminium foil/paper-in-oil capacitors

Are used vintage style of paper-in-oil capacitors, made by hi-end suppliers (Jansen, Mundorf and others). Use of these quality capacitors allow for a smoother, velvety tone, with an output much superior in comparison to traditional ceramic capacitors.

Output jack

The input jack here placed works also as a hook for fastener tailpiece, if there is one.

Ebony bridge and base

Ebony bridge and floating base contributes to an acoustic sound, with a smooth and velvety sound. The wood used, the distance between strings and body and their pressure on the top, are characteristics borrowed from acoustic guitars. The octaves’ tuning is obtained by slightly moving the entire bridge and base assembly.

Tune-o-matic on ebony base

For a slightly more electric guitar, the combination of tune-o-matic on the wood base is an ideal middle way to have the smoothness of a wood base but with more brightness. This also allows you to regulate the octaves string by string.

wood binded

Edge binding

Glossy or satin

Satin is suggested for lighter colors (as natural, or amber color), while darker colors (from violin-brown to black of Dark Lorraine) are improved by a glossy finish. The difference between glossy or satin is exclusively a matter of aesthetics, since the qualities and amount of both varnishes are the same.