Avant Garde is Elferink top of the line flagship model guitar. The name Avant-garde originally comes from France and means forefront, dare to go further and more innovative than the others. Only the very best spectacular flamed maple and fine grained European spruce is used.  The Avantgarde features fancy art deco design on the headstock pickguard and tailpiece. The combination of the 18 inch body size with the hand carved top and back and and the decorative arm rest bevel gives a huge acoustic voice and makes the Avantgarde very comfortable to play. The almost invisible integrated pickup (patent applied for) gives the warmest acoustic jazz tone on the market.  Archtop Artistry, design, appearance, sound and playability all in one.

Specs:                 Avantgarde

Body:                   Archtop: 18″ lower bout, 2,75 to 3,25” tapered body depth, Venetian cutaway

Top:                     Master grade Carved, hand–graduated and tuned European spruce

Back:                   Master grade Carved, hand–graduated  European flamed maple

Sides:                  Solid flamed European  maple

Bracing:               X–braced spruce

Binding:              Macassar ebony with wooden purfling

Neck:                  Select highly  flamed European maple

Fingerboard:       Ebony, 12″ radius, with black celluloid bindings and wooden purfling

Width at Nut:       1 ¾”, bone

Scale:                  25″

Frets:                   18

Bridge:                 Macassar Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts

Tailpiece:             Macassar Ebony with tail adjuster

Inlays:                  Halfmoon (Gretsch style) inlays on fingerboard.

Pickup:                 Elferink  Tensor integrated in neck extension

Controls:              Volume mounted on fingerrest

Tuners:                 Gotoh 510 series gold with black buttons

Fingerrest:            Macassar Ebony

Finish:                   Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

Case:                    Hiscox

Price range:          € 5900,=  to   €6900,=  (prices depend on options and export outside EU in EU)

 

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