Crafted exclusively for the discriminating jazz traditionalist, The Elferink Excalibur is considered the benchmark archtop guitar like the old D’Angelco’s, Strombergs and Gibson L5 en super 400s. Fancy inlays, multiple celluloid bindings and highest grade solid hand carved and tuned spruce top and maple back makes the Exclibur one of the most impressive guitars from my range. Even its DeArmond suspended pickup has been designed to mount to the pickguard—keeping the top free and clean for superior tonality. The Excalibur is completely hand built ensuring an inimitable instrument of the highest caliber.

Specs:                        Excalibur 17

Body:                         Archtop: 17″ lower bout, 2,75 to 3,25” tapered body depth, Venetian cutaway

Top:                           Carved, hand–graduated and tuned spruce

Back:                         Carved, hand–graduated  flamed maple

Sides:                        Solid flamed maple

Bracing:                     X–braced spruce

Binding:                    White celluloid  with multiple black white celluloid purfling

Neck:                        Select flamed maple

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

Width at Nut:            1 ¾” or 1 11/16”  bone

Scale:                        25″  or 25,5”on request

Frets:                         20

Bridge:                      Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts

Tailpiece:                  Ebony with tail adjuster

Inlays:                      Split pearl block inlays on fingerboar  and bridge, pearl art-deco inlay on headstock

Pickup:                     DeArmond reissue gold floating pickup

Controls:                  Volume mounted on fingerrest

Tuners:                    Grover imperial gold with art deco style buttons

Fingerrest:               Ebony with white celluloid binding and black white purfling

Finish:                      Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

Colors:                     Natural, Amber,  tobacco sunburst, red sunburst

Case:                       Hiscox

Price range:            € 4700,=  to   €7300,=  (prices depend on options and export outside EU or  in EU)

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