Offered for sale is one of the finest examples of an art guitar available. It is called "The Geisha" and along with it's sister guitar "The Samuria" is Harvey Leach at his best. Harvey Leach is a world renown luthier and inlay artist as well. He has done work for many others such as Olson Guitars, Kevin Ryan Guitars, Collings Guitar, and most notably, C.F.Martin Guitars. You will see his work on most of the most elaborate Martin guitars, such as the 1.5 millionth Leonardo Da Vinci Guitar.
This guitar is the sister guitar to the Harvey Leach Samurai. They are available here on GBASE as a pair for a discounted price. These guitars can appeal to so many different people. Everything from collectors of fine Japanese art to guitarists.
Both the Geisha and Samuria pickguard inlays feature a technique that Harvey Leach developed called "smoke and mirrors" inlay. It is almost as if the inlay is transparent. The scene behind the scrim on the pickguard is what is happening on the other guitar. The Geisha shows the Samuria and the Samurai shows the Geisha. Pretty amazing!!!
TOP - CARPATHIAN SPRUCE
BACK/SIDES/FINGERBOARD/BRIDGE - AFRICAN EBONY
NECK - MAPLE (DIED BLACK)
BODY STYLE - OM (OOO)
WIDTH AT NUT - 1 3/4"
STRING SPACING AT SADDLE - 2 1/8"
SCALE - 24 3/4"
UPPER BOUT - 10 3/16'
LOWER BOUT - 14 15/16"
BODY LENGTH - 19"
BODY DEPTH - 4" (UPPER), 4 1/2" (LOWER)
TOTAL FRETS - 20
FRETS TO BODY - 12
ROSETTE - CUSTOM INLAY
PICKGUARD - CUSTOM INLAY
HARDSHELL CASE - INCLUDED, ACCORD CARBON GRAPHITE (CASE ALONE SELLS FOR OVER $1000)
UPDATE Harvey Leach has recently built 1 more guitar in the style of the Geisha and Samurai (it combines the art of both onto one guitar). It was built for a museum display and is currently insured for $250,000. These Leach guitars being offered here are a bargain!! You could buy both the Samurai and Geisha for 1/2 the cost of the new guitar and own them today. The new one has a commitment at the museum for close to 2 years and when it's done Harvey plans on offering it for sale around its insured value. Here is information about the museum and display - http://mim.org/exhibits/special-exhibitions/dragons-and-vines-exhibition/ - See more at: https://www.gbase.com/gear/harvey-leach-the-samurai-natural-with-inlay-art#sthash.SCbmfRGk.dpuf
Reasonable offers are acceptable.
The guitar is located in Northern California (Livermore) and is available for inspection by appointment.
Price included hand delivery to the 48 continental states. We will ship internationally. Shipping determined by buyers location.
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We will accept certified cashiers check (instruments ship upon check clearing), money order (instruments ship upon check clearing), credit/debit card, wire transfer and PayPal.
Items shipped within 48 hours of payment being received and cleared..
48 hour return policy on all shipped items