Joe has recently completed the building of a limited run of 11 guitars using a custom inlay that he designed called “The Black Rhino”. Artistic Guitars is proud to be offering “The Black Rhino #1” - a killer Sheyenne, and “The Black Rhino #9” - an exceptional Severn Quilt HSS.
I have received many guitars over the years with exceptional tops, and in “335-like” guitars, incredible top and back sets. This guitar has the nicest pin stripe top / back flame maple set that I have seen. It is very intense and beautiful.
The Black Rhino #1 - Sheyenne has an exceptionally flamed curly maple top and back finished in Charcoal Burst with a mahogany middle section. The neck is curly maple, also stained in charcoal burst. The fingerboard is curly rock maple with black binding. The headstock veneer is curly maple with a stained onyx maple binding which gives a spell-binding look. This instrument has Lollar Imperials with black pickup rings. Knobs are black nickel with MoP inlays.
There is only One #1 - and this one is now available only at Artistic Guitars…
Payment via bank wire, money order, check. I will also work with a customer if payment is thru PayPal - call me for costs and details.
We ship generally on Mondays after payment in full has cleared bank accounts. We generally use FedEx International, FedEx Air, and FedEx Ground. However, we will use whatever service the Customer desires. Artistic Guitars packs well, and photo-graphs the packing for your added protection. We are not responsible for Finish checking when going to cold weather climates. We recommend a minimum of 1-day ambient temperature acclimatization before opening the box.
Returns are very rare but have happened. If an item is to be returned for ANY REASON, it must be approved by Artistic Guitars beforehand. Returns must be complete and in the original packaging with all accessories and complete documentation (COA’s, Warranty Card, keys, tools etc.), show no signs of wear or use. All returns will incur a 20% restocking fee (NO EXCEPTIONS). Items which are not normally stocked ("Special Orders", close-outs, previously-owned guitars, layaways, etc.) are not returnable. A 48 hour approval period may be granted on items, only if agreed to at the time of sale. New items not applicable. The Customer is responsible for all shipping charges on returned items, both to and from, and these charges as well as bank wire or transaction fees will be deducted from any refunds or credits along with any costs incurred in bringing the returned item back to it's original condition.