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2013 Tony Duggan-Smith Mochaferri 16" Archtop

Tony Duggan-Smith is among the Pantheon of Larrivée-trained Canadian guitar builders, having worked with Jean Larrivée at both his Toronto and Victoria, BC shops. A highly regarded builder and repairperson, Tony is one of the seven luthiers featured in the internationally lauded McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s ‘Group of Seven Guitar Project’ and is the builder of The Apprehension Engine (check it out HERE, it’s crazy cool:). A fantastically talented and creative builder, Tony divides his time between Linda Manzer’s shop and his own, building instruments of all kinds.

This 16” acoustic archtop is a meticulously crafted and uniquely designed instrument. Featuring a wedge body with ¾” depth difference between the bass and treble sides, D’Aquisto-inspired touches and clean lines, this guitar is a work of high art.

A wonderful sounding archtop, the Mochaferri has a quick attack, fabulous midrange presence, warmth across the fretboard, and excellent articulation. The sustain is excellent, which adds to the guitar’s intimacy and expressiveness. The instrument is fitted with a hand wound Kent Armstrong humbucker wired to discreet volume and tone controls that are mounted to the underside of the pickguard. The plugged in tone is otherworldly, the likes of which any jazz player would find heavenly. The sustain, warmth and quickness all come through brilliantly.

16” cutaway body of highly figured maple and spruce; X braced top, Brazilian rosewood appointments, all of which are handmade by the luthier. Figured maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, unique headstock design and Gotoh 510 tuning machines. 1-11/16” nut, round neck carve, and 25.5” scale.

The guitar is in mint condition and is offered as-new by the Luthier, complete with full warranty.

With TKL Deluxe hardshell case

No international shipping

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