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