This unique Gypsy/archtop hybrid model was built by the well known
Rochester, NY based luthier Bernie Lehmann. Bernie used his expertise in
archtop guitar construction to create an instrument which combines the
acoustic projection and look of a Gypsy guitar with the easy playability
and balanced tone of an archtop. The result is a guitar which has the
fast, easy playing feel of an archtop with that classic Selmer tone that
Django was famous for.
This instrument features high quality woods including an X-braced sitka spruce top, solid lacewood back and sides, lacewood neck, tulipwood binding, and an ebony fingerboard. It has a set of Gotoh tuners and a stylish ebony/brass Lehmann tailpiece. The bridge includes a removable bone saddle which makes action adjustments less cumbersome. An upper bout soundport allows for better monitoring by the player.
The playbility of this instrument is simply astonishing! The combination of a shorter scale along with rock bottom 2.2mm action makes even the most challenging passages a breeze to play!
The combination of a shroter scale, X-braced top, and a D soundhole produces a wide, full tonal palette that yields dense, pianistic chords and warm, mellifluous leads. The low end is full and robust, but doesn't come at the cost of clarity and definition in the treble range. These qualities make this guitar highly versatile, allowing it to easily double in other styles from folk to modern jazz.
This instrument is perfect for someone looking for an easy playing and versatile acoustic guitar that can sound like Django one moment and Tommy Emmanuel the next. Sell all your other acoustics and replace it with this fabulous instrument!
This is the CASH price...add 3% if you'd like to pay with a credit card. 4% for International orders.
|Sound Hole||D Hole|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 13/16"|
|Body Depth||3 3/4"|
|Back and Sides||Lacewood|
|Tuners||Gotoh Three on a Plate Nickel|