Modeled on a Robert Benedetto archtop-type guitar, this is the first prototype of a new product line from JFP Guitars. It is a handsome looking instrument with a strong and rich tone, both when played as an acoustic instrument and as an electric guitar.

Being the first protype model it does have some small cosmetic blemishes around the re-curved edges but these do not detract from the appearance, tone, acoustic volume or overall performance. But the price has been reduced to compensate.

The specifications are:

  • 5 lb 13 oz
  • Hollow Pine body
    • 3/16-inch thick carved solid pine archtop back and face
    • 3/32-inch thick steam bent solid pine sides
    • 17 1/2 inches at lower bout, 3 inches deep
  • Set-in Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard, 25-inch scale length, contoured 12-inch
  • Rosewood peg head laminate
  • Water-based violin color lacquered body, neck and headstock; clear lacquered peghead faceplate; oiled fingerboard
  • Robert Benedetto Ebony FINGERREST board
  • Robert Benedetto S-6 Suspended Jazz Pickup
    • The Signature Jazz Guitar Pickup!
    • Suspended from underside of FINGERREST at end of fingerboard
    • "S" series pickups are voiced to mirror the balance, warmth and richness of a fine acoustic archtop guitar
    • Each pickup is a sealed humbucker with an Alnico 5 bar magnet
    • Handmade by Seymour Duncan, these are among the pickups installed in the highly regarded archtop guitars of renowned luthier Robert Benedetto
  • Schatten Thumbwheel volume and tone controls mounted on edge of FINGERREST
  • Stewart MacDonald archtop bridge with lightweight inlaid solid bone saddle that brightens the tone and resists string wear
    • The arched saddle is compensated for a wound G string
    • Posts and knurled thumbscrews are nickel-plated
  • Kluson Archtop Guitar Tailpiece, nickel
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock-Trad 3+3 Tuners with Keystone Knobs, chrome
  • “ZeroGLIDE” nut
    • Borrows the "zero fret" concept to reduce string contact in the nut by up to 93%
    • Increases tuning stability, playability, and open string tone Dual action truss rod
  • Dual action truss rod
  • D’Addario EXL115W nickel wound 11 / 49 strings with wound third
  • Includes:
    • D'Addario woven black Strap
    • Guardian gig bag

Sale price: $750

My guitar teacher evaluating and playing this archtop in electric mode

Sonoran Archtop: "Pine"

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