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Offered for sale a sister pair of 2 of the finest examples of an art guitar available by the legendary Harvey Leach. They are called "The Samurai" and and "The Geisha." These fine pieces of art are examples of Harvey Leach at his best. Harvey Leach is a world renown luthier and inlay artist. He has done work for many others such as Olson Guitars, Kevin Ryan Guitars, Collings Guitar, Gibson, PRS 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 which is insured for over a million dollars.

Not only are these fine pieces of art, INCREDIBLE guitars but the Samurai is ALSO a folding Voyage Air Guitar (Harvey Leach is one of the founders of Voyage Air Guitar). That's right, this guitar folds in 1/2 for convenient travel!!!

These instruments are available seperately here on GBase but they're really meant to go together as a pair and are discounted if you buy both.

These guitars can appeal to so many different people. Everything from collectors of fine Japanese art to guitarists.

Detailed pictures of the inlays can be found on the individual guitars sale page.

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!!!

Specs on Samurai:

TOP - CARPATHIAN SPRUCE
BACK/SIDES/FINGERBOARD/BRIDGE - AFRICAN EBONY
NECK - WALNUT (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)

Specs on Geisha -

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 guitars are located in Northern California (Livermore) and are available for inspection by appointment.

Price includes hand delivery to the 48 continental states.

Year Condition Color Case
Call Near Mint Natural with Inlay Art Hard

Voyage-Air Guitars Jeff Cohen Collection
Barney Leeson
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