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Gibson / Style O Artist Sunburst / 1917 / Guitar

In 1908, Gibson’s mandolin approach to guitar design became obvious fact with the introduction of a new Style O model with a scroll body shape. In 1911, when a more conventional 16" guitar, the L4 appeared, catalogs began referring to the Style O by the name most collectors call it today: the Style O Artist. Not only was it radical in appearance, it was functionally very modernistic and innovative. Whereas most guitars from that period had necks with 12 frets clear of the body, the design of the Style O’s upper treble bout provided more access to the fretboard with 15 frets clear of the body. In other respects, the Style O was a typical Gibson instrument. Like most Gibsons from that time it featured a carved spruce top and birch back and sides. Considering that this guitar is over 100 years old, it is remarkably clean and well preserved. It still has the original elevated pickguard and tailpiece with a tortoiseshell-grain celluloid crosspiece. Besides the usual playwear and dings, it only has a touch up around the heel and scroll on the back of the body. Its excellent condition makes it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play this historic Gibson model. Specifications: Body Shape: Style O Finish: Sunburst Dimensions: Width: 412 mm - 16.22" Depth: 85 mm - 3.35" Back and Sides Material: Birch Top Material: Spruce Body Details: Ivoroid Binding, Elevated Pickguard, Wooden Rosette Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: V Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" Neck Details: Ivoroid Binding, Dot Inlay, Fleur-de-Lis Headstock Inlay Nutwidth: 44,5 mm - 1.75" Scale Length: 628 mm - 24.75" String Spacing: 57 mm - 2.24" Bridge: Ebony Tuners: Three-On-A-Plate Pickup: None Condition: Excellent Travels in: Hardshell Case Accessories: TFOA Passport Photos of: Actual Instrument
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The Fellowship Of Acoustics, Netherlands  

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The Fellowship of Acoustics
Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
English, Dutch and German
Fine, Vintage and Rare Guitars
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Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm.


I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
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Call for Online Order+31(0)523-23-2205
our policy:
14 day money in return return warranty  Shipping cost, and Customs & import return costs -bothways- are buyers responsibility
1 year Guarantee on Used Guitars
5 years Guarantee on New guitars (or 'limited lifitime' if the Builder guarrantees such)

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