Luthier Dale Unger was raised in Nazareth, PA, and grew up around the great craftsmen of CF Martin and Co. Building his first guitar in 1977, Unger was introduced to archtop guru Bob Benedetto in 1993, and began building the instruments that would become the American Archtop series of guitars. Now, Unger's designs have come full circle, having been adopted by Martin for their first line of archtop guitars since 1942.
A full depth 17" Venetian cutaway guitar, the American Dream has a figured birdseye maple and spruce laminate body that produces a rich amplified voice with superior feedback resistance and excellent structural stability. With its X- braced design, slimline finger rest, and cello style tailpiece, the American Dream is built in the lineage of the great Bendetto designs.
This guitar is a scarce example of Unger's 7 string version, with a smooth flat D neck profile that's particularly inviting. At a mere 5lb 6oz, the guitar would be remarkably light for a six string, and especially so for a seven, with a warm, resonant voice and excellent balance on the lap or the strap. The fiddleback maple body is particularly striking, with beautifully bookmatched flame figure throughout. Carefully maintained, the guitar is without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear, and has all original finish and hardware. Apart from a few random finish nicks, the instrument appears all but unplayed.
Exceptional quality, at an unbeatable price. One only: call now.
|2002||Near Mint||blonde||Original Hard|
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