Gold Standard 17-inch Archtop

  • Serial No. 355 -Built in 2003

    The Gold Standard model combines traditional archtop construction with innovative styling. A major element of the design is a 14 carat gold wire running intermittently from the peghead to the tailpiece. The wire forms a border between black ebony and Macassar ebony, creating an image of a wave running vertically through the guitar. The body is bound in curly maple and has a violin color under high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. The combination of German spruce with German maple results in a very warm, open sound.


    • 14 carat gold wire inlay
    • 17-inch wide body
    • German spruce top
    • Red spruce tone bars, X braced
    • German maple back, sides, and neck
    • Eastern hard maple neck
    • Macassar ebony pickguard
    • 25.4-inch scale
    • 1 11/16-inch nut
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