New 16" Artisan with Built-In Pickup


when designing this guitar I decided to go a more traditional route with the tonal quality and modeled the sound more towards the older gibson 175. I had LIndy Fralin custom wind me his p92 hum-cancelling pickup to achieve this instead of using my own signature pickup. as a builder its always fun to mix things up a bit and I was looking for something a little different than what I normally do. I always loved that vintage p90 sound and set out to pay homage. all solid woods were used for the carved back and top, some cool oval inlays on the fingerboard, some nice wooden touches with the macassar ebony fingerboard, pickguard and tailpiece, plus the koa mounting ring for the pickup and the ornate brown maple stained birds'eye maple headstock veneer and you have one fine looking instrument. the acoustic tone is nice and warm which translates well through the single coil. the bass notes are solid without being muddy, the trebles are glassy without being brittle or harsh and it plays like a dream. definitely the perfect archtop for any player looking to up his game. 


BODY WIDTH:            16"

body depth:            2 3/4"

neck width:            1 23/32"

body wood:            big leaf flame maple

top wood:               aged and seasoned sitka spruce

neck wood:            one piece quarter sawn sapele mahogany

bracing:                  top is parallel braced with adirondack spruce braces

sound hole:           traditional f-holes

cutaway:                 single venetian

finish:                      high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer in antiqued honey blonde

fingerboard:        macassar ebony with mother of pearl oval inlays, 25" scale, 22 frets

frets:                     stainless steel, medium jumbo

face plate:           bird's eye maple with a maple brown stain

binding:                flame maple

Pickguard:           macassar ebony

tailpiece:              macassar ebony

bridge:                  blackwood base and saddle, fully intonated

knobs:                   macassar ebony, hand made in house, textured for easy grip

tuners:                gotoh 21:1 with snakewood buttons

pickup:                 built-in custom wound lindy fralin p92

truss rod:         two way adjustable