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A.J.Lucas / Arbour Sweep / 2018 / French Polish / Guitar For Sale

This is my arbour sweep model. The sweep cutaway gives phenomenal access to the upper frets via a very ergonomic heel. Without the cutaway this would be a 12-fret-body-join guitar and consequently the bridge is in the 'sweet spot' at the widest part of the lower bout. The scale length is 650mm giving the guitar great power and a tight sound.

This Arbour Sweep is made entirely with European woods, most of which are local to me. 

The soundboard is European spruce. The back and sides are the most astonishing figured English cherry. The neck is English sycamore with a lamination of douglas fir down the middle. The fingerboard and bridge are laburnum.

The machine heads are Gotoh 510s.

The guitar has a french polish finish.

A Hiscox case is included.


A J Lucas Luthier, UK  

Contact name:
Adrian Lucas
A J Lucas Guitars
Hand made guitars: Steel string acoustic, electric guitar and basses, classical, mandolins.
Opening hours:
By appointment

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.


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