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Old 07-29-2021, 03:25 PM
grimesguitars grimesguitars is offline
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Default Grimes "Jazz Laureate" arch top guitar

This 17" Jazz Laureate Model acoustic archtop was made in 2020. The top is German spruce, and the sides and back are Koa. For many years I've made archtops with several kinds of curly maple, and also Koa. The koa is a more complex tone than the more fundamental tone of maple. The overtones are clearer and more pronounced than any maple I've used. Of the approximate 450 archtops I've made, I do think that my favorites are made with Koa back and sides. This guitar has a big, well balanced acoustic tone. No pickup. (one could be added if requested - price depends on type of pickup).

X-braced
Lower bout: 17" Upper bout 12" Waist: 10"
Body depth: 2 3/4"
Scale length: 25 1/2"
14 frets to the body
Nut width: 1.74" String spacing at bridge: 2 1/8"
Neck thickness at fret #1: .82" @ fret #10: .90"
Bridge, fingerrest and fingerboard: Gabon Ebony.
Case: Ameritage Silver

Price, including Ameritage Silver case: $17,500
USA shipping: $300
International shipping calculated depending on country

All Grimes instruments carry a lifetime warranty to the original purchaser for defects in materials or workmanship, excluding normal wear and tear, and any accidental damage or damage due to improper care.
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