SOLD! Probably Ted Megas' largest hollowbody archtop, the 18" Athena- actually measure slightly larger. Ted Megas, now of Portland, Oregon, but previously of San Francisco (where this beauty was made), is world-renowned for the detail and craftsmanship of his guitars. This guitar, made in 1996, is a prime specimen of his art. Spruce and maple, the finish is a dark sunburst which positively glows. Large style F holes which are reminiscent of the Gypsy Style Jazz guitars of today. Very clear focused tone acoustically and amplified through the Kent Armstrong floating full humbucker pickup. There is a full description of his Athena on his website, which matches this guitar with the exception lacking inlays in the fingerboard. This one is in near-perfect condition, except for a crack on the top which has been repaired by the masters at Rudy's Music Stop of NYC and is now both cosmetically and acoustically invisible.
To order an instrument, first CALL or FAX to confirm that the instrument is still available. Within the US we accept money orders, cashier's checks, certified checks, Mastercard, or Visa Amex, and Discover. Outside the US, please send US dollars on a US bank or bank transfer. Payment must include the purchase price plus shipping and insurance charges. Layaway plan voids approval period. A 25% non-refundable deposit will hold any instrument for 30 days. No COD's are accepted.
The customer pays all shipping, insurance, and bank charges including all charges for returned merchandise. All insurance claims are the responsibility of the customer. The original packaging and box must be saved. Shipping will be via UPS or Federal Express unless other arrangements are made.
If you are not satisfied, for any reason, you will be issued a full refund less actual shipping and insurance charges and a $75 restocking fee- provided that we are notified within 72 hours of delivery and the guitar is in the EXACT same condition as you received it. It must be packed carefully in the original box in the same way it was packed when we shipped it to you. NO full or partial refunds will be given any items damaged, marked, or modified. The Customer will be responsible for all shipping, insurance, and handling charges. If there is damage when I ship the instrument to you please call me immediately. The original box and all the packaging must be saved! I will deal with my insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance claim.