Price drop, only 1k $
WILL SELL OR TRADE THIS BABY
This guitar is made as an experimetal project, which been successful.
Guitar is made by Ukrainian luthier Oleg Riga. You can find him on facebook
His website is dead at the moment (I don't know why)
And you can just google a pictures "oleg riga guitars", and you'll find some of his guitars.
The guitar itself has been made by the book that was released by Bob Benedetto
Making an Archtop Guitar: Robert Benedetto: 0073999844030: Amazon.com: Books
This guitar based on La Venezia model, so basic specs and sizes can be found here:
The main thing that has beed changed is a bracing and scale. Because of 2 additional strings and more tension, the bracing has been made thicker than original. Scale has beed made longer, and it's 26"
Build has been started 2010 and guitar has been finished in early 2011
Here is the actual specs:
Top: handcarved solid spruce
Back: handcarved solid maple
Sides: solid maple
Neck: 3pieces maple
Tuners: Hipshot locking tuners (grip-lock open gear)
Tailpiece: Kluson (two additional holes has been made)
Buttons: Schaller straplocks
Potentiometers: Schatten Thumbwheel vol. and tone (placed under the pickguard, which is very comfortable (for me) and unvisible).
Jack output: Switchcraft
Binding: white plastic
Case: included, Epiphone jumbo case:
You might see the "crack" on a top of the guitar, but it's not a crack. It's the place where piece on the top were glued, and when finish is dry, it made look of the crack.
Guitar is 100% ready for pickup. You will easily find a company or workshop that will made a floating pickup for you. I paid about 90usd when I was ordering my pickup.
Guitar has great punchy sound on a trebbles, but in the sametime it's smooth and mellow. (11-51+65+80 strings). It's great for both soloing and comping. Extended range provides you great opportunity to make an infinite numbers of comping arranges, especially when you playing duets with vocals or piano. Also if you are playing with bass player that like to go high in his solos, you can provide him with great and low bassline.
Guitar itself is VERY LOUD, and can be recorded or played acoustically. Extended scale range (26") is not that big, and even players with small hands will be able to stretch some insane chords.
The actuall color is a blueburst, but finish on the top has faded. So at the moment it's pretty dark, but back is still blueburst
Because of number of the frets, the fretboard is going above the top and there is the place where fretboard slightly touches the top. I put a small piece of paper in between fretboard and top to cancel unwanted sound of vibration.
Guitar is great and very versatile, I'm pretty sad that I , but I need to raise some money and I am not playing it a lot lately. And I am trying to keep a low price, because it's must go fast.
A few words about strings:
You might think like :"Where I'll get strings for this beast". No worries about that, webshops such as stringsbymail.com, juststrings.com .....etc have a different variety of strings that is out of ussual gauge (like 60 and up to 90). And these shops ships anywhere for 3-5USD. Plus I'll include what I have at the moment of sale for free. (At the moment I have 2x65, 1x75 and 2x80 of D'Addario's flatwound, 2x60 and 2x80 GHS's flawound and 1x64, 1x66, 1x68 and 1x80 of GHS's Semi-flatwound)
The price is 1000usd (was 1550USD). Buyer pay's shipping.
Will ship anywhere in the world.
Any payment method that you wish (buyer pays fees)
I prefer methods that protect both, seller and buyer.
PayPal is available.
Shipping from Ukraine, Kyiv (Where I am actually is)
Shipping method is any that you wish.
You can find my seller/buyer feedback here:
Partially money from this sale will be donated for medical treatment of the victims that been hurt by a war in Eastern part of Ukraine.
You can contact me here via PM or email "elf AT advbid DOT com"
Also I am open to phone or Skype conversation.
If you need any additional photos, or videos, please do not hesitate to ask.
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