The Rhapsody

Base Price: $9,850.00

If you’ve been searching for the ultimate steel-string acoustic jazz sound look no further than the Buscarino Rhapsody. With its carved back and flat top the Rhapsody is an outstanding example of a fine steel string acoustic with its own unique voice. The traditionally X-braced, top is finely tuned for an exquisite, perfectly balanced sound. The Rhapsody has achieved tonal harmony, perfectly balancing all the nuances of the instrument to give you a warm and natural sound with plenty of Volume to get the job done. The most unique feature on this Steel String is the Carved Back. By giving the back a smooth contour you have eliminated the need for braces which generally obstruct the movement of the air inside the guitar and greatly affects the sound. The back is now allowed to work like a perfect parabolic reflector, which helps project the sound better and more forcefully. The result is greater volume and an enhanced tone. Great for single line jazz, finger style or flat picking and a dream to record with or amplify for live settings; whatever your muse the Rhapsody will oblige.



SPECIFICATIONS

BODY WIDTH:             16"

BODY DEPTH:            TAPERED SIDES FROM 3 3/4" TO 4".  CUSTOM WIDTHS AVAILABLE NO CHARGE

NECK:                          3 PIECE FIGURED ROCK MAPLE 1 3/4" OR 1 11/16" . CUSTOM WIDTHS AVAILABLE NO CHARGE

BODY WOOD:            FLAME OR BIRD'S EYE MAPLE, HONDURAS MAHOGANY OR BOLIVIAN ROSEWOOD. MASTER GRADE                                                         DOMESTIC AND EXOTIC WOOD WHEN AVAILABLE, PRICED ACCORDINGLY

TOP WOOD:                MASTER GRADE SITKA SPRUCE. ADIRONDACK OR CARPATHIAN SPRUCE WITH BEAR CLAW $100. DOUBLE TOP                                     WITH WESTERN RED CEDAR INSIDE AND ENGLEMAN SPRUCE OUTSIDE $1,500

SOUND HOLE:            OVAL OR ROUND ROSETTE WITH SNAKEWOOD AND MOTHER OF PEARL RIBBONS

CUTAWAY:                   SINGLE VENETIAN

FINISH:                        HIGH GLOSS NITROCELLULOSE LACQUER. COLOR FOR MAPLE BODIES ONLY. PRICED ACCORDINGLY

BINDING:                     MATCHING WOOD BINDING.  CURLY KOA, BIRD'S EYE MAPLE OR FLAME MAPLE $300

FINGERBOARD:           BLACK OR MACASSAR EBONY. Exotics also available and priced accordingly

SCALE:                         25" OR 25 1/2"

INLAYS:                       VINE $1,200. ROPE ELLIPSE, BLOCKS OR OVALS $350. CUSTOM INLAYS PRICED ACCORDINGLY

FRETS:                        NICKEL SILVER.  STAINLESS STEEL $200

HEADSTOCK:             BLACK OR MACASSAR EBONY VENEER. EXOTIC WOODS WHEN AVAILABLE, PRICED ACCORDINGLY

PICKGUARD:              eBONY OR CLEAR. MATCHING WOOD OR EXOTICS WHEN AVAILABLE

TUNERS:                     GOTOH DELTA SERIES 21:1 WITH EBONY BUTTONS

TRUSS ROD:              TWO WAY ADJUSTABLE

PICKUP:                      LB6 WITH BONE SADDLE OR K&k PURE MINIS. OTHER PICKUPS AVAILABLE PRICED ACCORDINGLY

BRIDGE:                      SOLID EBONY SCULPTURED PIN STYLE WITH UNSLOTTED PINS

CASE:                          HISCOX LITE FLITE.  HOFFEE CARBON FIBER CASE WITH CASE COVER $1,200

NON REFUNDABLE $1,000.00 DEPOSIT REQUIRED