This is a sample guitar that has been extremley well looked after by Gijs he has now decided to put up for sale , can be built again for around Euro 7500.
The one for sale has the the Red sinkerwood top.
In 2015 I built a very special traveller archtop for Jesse van Ruller , actually I built 2 sister instruments simultaniously because I wanted a duplicat of that unique guitar for myself. The Pau Ferro necks of both guitars come from the same billet, the figured Curupixa sides and backs come from the same billet, only the tops differ; Jesse's has a German Spruce top, mine has a flamed Sinker Redwood top. While working on both, I asked Jesse which one of those 2 he'd like.. His answer was remarkable; ' I don't want people to be distracted from the music because of a fancy looking guitar, so I'll go for the spruce' !
All solid woods,
laminated/bent sides, arched sinker
Redwood top ,
flat Curupixa back & sides ,
Pau Ferro neck with spanish cedar core,
Indian Rosewood headstock with spanish cedar core,
Madagascar Rosewood fretboard, 24,75" scale, 42 mm width at nut, 12" fretboard radius,
Sperzel locking tuners,
Bare Knuckles stormy monday humbuckers,
handmade quick release tailpiece, nitro finish.
The guitar has a woody lively powerful tone, unamplified, with incredible string separation and sustain.