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Designed for lovers of the classic “EL FIVE”, the LS-17’s appeal lies in its 17″ wide body and 25 1/2″ scale length giving the player a big, warm sound. The thinner 2 3/4″ body makes the guitar much more comfortable to play and the 5-ply maple laminate construction helps reduce feedback.
Designed for the working musician, the LS-17 is a roadworthy instrument, optimized for amplified playing and priced affordably when compared to its carved siblings.

This is truly a players guitar. No one makes an archtop that is more functional for players than Roger S. His decades of experience working with some of the worlds top guitarists translates into the best players guitars you can find. Being a laminate bodied guitar it shouldn't sound as good acoustically as a guitar with solid wood construction - but somehow it sounds better than many of it's solid brethren. Also, the laminate construction makes for a more durable instrument that is less inclined to shift around when traveling in and out of different environments.
The Sadowsky LS-17. A jazz standard … redefined.

BTW, the first full length pictures show up too red. The other pix are more accurate.

17″ Body with Soft Venetian Cutaway
2 3/4″ Body Depth
5-Ply Laminate Flame Maple Body
25 1/2″ Scale
1-Piece Maple Neck
Ebony Fingerboard
1 3/4″ Nut Width
Ebony Bridge, Pickguard and Tailpiece
Ivoroid Binding
Black Hardware
Top Mounted Custom Wound Vintage PAF Style Pickup with Black Cover
Top Mounted Volume and Tone Controls

Golden Age Fretted Instruments

Golden Age Fretted Instruments

Violin Burst
Original Hard
Golden Age Fretted Instruments
John Reynolds
(908) 301-0001
Westfield, NJ
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Tuesday through Saturday 11AM to 5:30 PM

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