Elferink Tonemaster

The Tonemaster takes the power and balance of the archtop guitar and blends it with the simplicity and minimalism of the finnest violin. The reduced  body width and length in combination with the tapered body makes the  Tonemaster one of the most comfortable  playing archtop guitars available.  Its suspended hand wound  pickup has been designed to mount to the pickguard keeping the top free and clean for superior tonality. The Tonemaster is completely hand built ensuring an inimitable instrument of the highest caliber.

Specs:                       Tonemaster

Body:                         Archtop: 16,5″ 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:                    Flamed maple with wooden purfling

Neck:                        Select flamed maple

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

Width at Nut:             1 ¾”, graphtech

Scale:                        25″

Frets:                         20

Bridge:                      Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts

Tailpiece:                  Ebony with tail adjuster

Pickup:                     Handwound floating Kent Armstrong pickup

Controls:                  Volume mounted on fingerrest

Tuners:                    Gotoh gold with ebony buttons

Fingerrest:               Ebony with black celluloid binding and wooden purfling

Finish:                     Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

Colors:                     Natural, Amber, violin brown, tobacco sunburst, red sunburst

Case:                       Hiscox

Price range:             € 3200,=  to   €4600,=  (prices depend on options and export outside EU in EU)

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