FEBRUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER
WE HAVE TWINS!
Here we have a pair of Chiquita’s, recently finished in blonde nitrocellulose lacquer, looking for forever homes.
A compact beauty at only 13" x 76 mm, the Chiquita simply oozes cool, contemporary, jazz appeal. It is designed for the aspiring player who may be more familiar with playing a smaller, solid bodied guitar, who now finds him or herself venturing into the world of jazz archtops or, for the traditional jazz player who may find handling a larger archtop a cumbersome task.
BIG SOUND FROM A SMALL BODY
The Chiquita is completely hand carved using a 35mm, AAA solid select American spruce sound-board and solid flame maple back & sides. Despite being only 13” at the lower bout, the Chiquita has plenty of volume acoustically. This is achieved as a result of its substantially arched top and back, which are hand carved all the way into the cut-away. These arched designs are only achievable when carved by hand. The artisan uses a skillful eye and touch to form the body by using carving skills honed through years of experience. These arches allow the Chiquita to achieve its dynamic tones which are comparable to much larger bodied archtops. The beautifully arched body is completed using a 625mm scaled, one-piece flame maple neck, with fingerboard, finger-rest, floating bridge & tailpiece all in solid Indian ebony. The Chiquita is fitted with a black floating, Kent Armstrong ‘Slimbucker’ humbucker, which complements this little archtop’s warm, crisp acoustic tones perfectly. Available as standard in natural blonde or antique honey with solid maple binding and black or gold Gotoh SGS510Z tuners, all perfectly enhancing the Chiquita’s, cool, distinctive, contemporary vibe. Custom finishing available.
The Chiquita could be the perfect choice for the player looking for a comfortable, versatile archtop in a small body.
For more information on how you can purchase one of these stunning guitars, send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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