Jazz Guitar Beauty: DiDomenico 7-String – Frank DiBusssolo

Jazz Guitar Life would like to thank Jazz Guitarist Frank DiBusssolo for sharing his beautiful signature DiDomenico 7-String with us all! You can check out Frank’s featured JGL interview here! Enjoy 🙂

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After spending almost 20 years performing with the great Bucky Pizzarelli in duo concerts, I decided to take the Maestro’s advice and try my hand at 7 string playing!

My dear friend and Master luthier, Tony DiDomenico wanted to build an instrument that was practical, great sounding, playable and absolutely beautiful. He succeeded on all counts!

It has a number of unique innovations.

The guitar is a 15 Inch body, all hand laminated veneers with quilted maple top and tiger striped maple 2.5 inch sides and back. We opted for an oval sound hole as opposed to the standard “F” holes.

It is a standard 25 inch scale length with a3 piece maple neck, ebony fingerboard inlayed with the Italian flag at the 12th fret.

The finger rest and tail piece are Mascar ebony. The inlay in the tailpiece is ebony and is removable to the string access. Tony designed it to be held on with magnets! Also the tailpiece is attached from the top!

The sound is very balanced in range from the low A to the high E strings.

It is strung with Mapes Jazz Guitar strings .12 to .70mm gauges.

Mapes is an outstanding company with a great product!

I play this instrument through a Henriksen Bud 6 amplifier and the sound is fantastic!

All in all I am loving this instrument and hope to join my 7 string fraternity Brothers,  Bucky, Howard Alden, Steve Herberman, Taylor Roberts and so many others that propagate this art.

Dr. Frank A. DiBusssolo
V.P. Artistic Development
TLC Arts Charter Schools, LL.C.

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6 Comments

    • Hi Sam and thanks for checking out Frank’s new guitar! I will tell him you dropped by and Tony is indeed a Master Luthier 🙂

      Take care and all the best.

      Lyle – Jazz Guitar Life

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