“Maple Cream” Archtop Guitar


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The "Maple Cream" Archtop Guitar

Custom Hand Crafted Right-Handed Archtop Guitar

This is a hand carved, custom made 17" Archtop guitar named "Maple Cream".  It's name comes from the generous amount of flamed maple used for the back, sides and  binding.

It is hand carved and tuned for the maximum sound of the AAA grade Sitka Spruce and Bigleaf Maple tonewood.  All appointments use Quilted Sapele.  It has 6-ply binding made of Maple and Ebony. Leaf-shaped sound hole.   Natural Hide Glue used throughout with an Ultra-Gloss Waterborne Lacquer finish.   The acoustic sound of the guitar is loud, with a good bass response matched with ringing trebles.  Hardshell case included.


  • Body:                       Right Handed, 17", Deeper-Cut Single Cutaway
  • Body Depth:           3"
  • Top:                         AAA Quality Alaskan Sitka Spruce
  • Back:                       AAA Quality Alaskan Solid Bigleaf Maple
  • Sides:                      AA Quality Alaskan Solid Bigleaf Maple
  • Bracing:                  X- Sitka Spruce
  • Binding:                  Solid Hand-cut Maple/Ebony/Maple/Ebony/Maple/Ebony
  • Neck:                      One Piece Alaskan Flame Maple
  • Fingerboard:          African Ebony-plain, 12" radius, with black side markers, carbon fibre support in extension
  • Linings:                   Kerfed Mahogany
  • Neck Block:            Honduras Mahagony
  • Heel Block:             Honduras Mahagony
  • F-Holes:                  Unbound
  • Heel Cap:                Bigleaf Maple
  • Nut Width:             1-3/4", bone
  • Scale:                      25"
  • Frets:                      21
  • Bridge:                    African Ebony, adjustable with silver hardware
  • Tailpiece:                Quilted Sapele/African Ebony, Grounded Sacconi tail
  • Endpin:                   Built-in silver jack and strap button
  • Pickup:                   Kent Armstrong, Silver humbucker, neck-mounted
  • Controls:                Stealth Thumbwheel Volume/Tone on finger rest
  • Tuners:                   Grover Silver, 18:1, U.S.A.
  • Finger Rest:            Quilted Sapele/African Ebony
  • Truss Rod:              Double Action Adjustable, U.S.A.
  • Truss Rod Cover:   Quilted Sapele
  • Finish:                     Gloss Waterborne Lacquer
  • Color:                      Natural-Crystal Clear
  • Glue:                        Natural Hot Hide Glue
  • Strings:                    LaBella Flatwound MC20CPM Jazz Light Gauge 12-52
  • Case:                        Hardshell
  • Weight:                    5lbs., 14oz.
  • Length:                    42-3/8"
  • Total Depth:            5-3/4"
  • Lower Bout:            17-1/8"
  • Upper Bout:            12-7/8"
  • Waist:                       10-11/16"
  • Body Length:           20-3/4"
  • Endpin Length:        3/4"