16" multiscale archtop guitar.  Built in arm bevel. Alternative sound hole placement


The "fugue"

A Baroque musical procedure, in which a short melody or theme (the subject) is introduced by one part and successively taken up by others and developed by interweaving the parts.

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Redwood and Sapele thinline displays the flowing lines of the arm bevel and soundhole

Redwood and Sapele thinline displays the flowing lines of the arm bevel and soundhole

the "Fugue"

is the next step in the evolution of my design.  At its core it is a 16" arch top.  It takes the asymmetrical aesthetic of the Baroque and the more voluptuous curves of the Madrigal and adds some unique features of its own.  The arm bevel built into the carve of the top adds comfort for the player and subtle curves  add to the appearance of the instrument.  The design of the arm bevel allows the top to be braced  exactly the same as a traditional instrument, without having to add any blocks or lose any precious soundboard area.  The sound hole design also has a slight bevel, projecting the sound forward but giving the player a sound port style perspective of the instrument as well.  The design uses the flowing curves of the body but offsets them much like a Fugue stacks a melody.


Standard Features Include:

  • Hand carved top and back

  • 16" lower bout width

  • 3" deep or 1 1/2" thin line

  • Multi scale: 24.7" on the high E to 25.7" on the low E

  • 1 11/16" nut width, 2 3/16" string spacing at the bridge

  • 12"-16" compound radius fingerboard

  • 22 frets

  • Bound body with top and side purfling

  • Bone nut

  • Intonated Ebony saddle

  • Flattened Florentine cutaway with asymmetrical heel to allow access to higher frets

  • Body contour side sound hole

  • Carbon Fiber neck reinforcement

  • Glow in the dark position markers

  • Two way truss rod

  • Bound fingerboard with top and side purfling

  • Bound headstock with top and side Purfling

  • Floating Electronics

  • Ribbecke style hinged tailpiece

  • Gotoh 510 Mini tuners. 18:1 gear ratio

  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish