A.J.Lucas / Arbour / 2014 / French Polish / Guitar For Sale
This Arbour guitar is made entirely with reclaimed woods apart from the veneers in the rosette and purflings and the bridge pins.
The soundboard is reclaimed 80-year-old Douglas fir. The back and sides are Honduras mahogany from an old chest of drawers over 100 years old and have some beautiful figure. The neck is mahogany from a door frame that came out of Bradford University. The fingerboard and bridge are Indian rosewood from the upstand on the back of an old dressing table.
Such aged wood and its very light weight at only 1450 grams makes for a very responsive and immediate instrument.
The machine heads were hand made to order by Keith Robson and are superbly functional as well as having a great elegance.
The guitar has a french polish finish.
A Hiscox case is included.
A J Lucas Luthier, UK
I believe passionately in the connection between player and instrument. The guitar should not be a barrier between the musician and their music and so I builds tactile guitars that one can feel a visceral connection with. As much as possible I use reclaimed and local woods without compromising the quality of the instruments. I was originally trained in architecture and my work is informed by a sense of form and structure.
I build mainly steel string flat-top, electric and classical guitars to my own designs but also make mandolin family instruments and ukuleles.
All A.J.Lucas instruments are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This guarantee applies only to the original purchaser of the instrument for as long as he or she owns it during my lifetime.If at any time an A.J. Lucas guitar malfunctions as a result of faulty materials or workmanship, I will repair or replace the instrument at my sole option.
The following conditions are specifically excluded from and may void the guarantee:•Any unauthorized modifications or alterations made to the guitar. •Any damage caused by misuse, negligence, accident, improper use or unauthorized repair. •Damage caused by extremes of temperature or humidity. •Normal wear and tear, tonal characteristics, worn frets, worn tuning machines, or finish damage caused by extreme cold or contact with plastics or solvents. •Electronic components and hardware carry the warranties of their respective manufacturers.
Payment must be cleared before the instrument can be delivered.
Shipping and associated insurance will be at the buyers expense.