Sure, it's not a D.New Yorker, or Benedetto,but until that day comes....This is fine if you don't have an extra 5,ooo.00 or more for your dream archtop. Tone and looks are big in this inexpensive package. I truly was surprised.
Price: $239.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mandalay Music
No stamp or stickers to tell origin. Highly-flamed maple cherryburst top. rose wood back & sides. Rosewood fretboard with block inlays...lots of multiply binding around neck & body. Gold hardware...adj. bridge. 3 position swich...2 Vol. & tone controls.One Strap Button. Back Herringbone inlay stripe.
This guitar is beautiful visually and tone wise!
I raised the action very easily and put on D'Addario#10's soon after buying! The strings that came on it...not too good. I was some surprised that such a warm jazz tone...yet with ample power...came from such an inexpensive instrument! Can't find any major flaws....I did tighten the tuners up while changing strings , but that is normal to check with any service.
Plugged through Fender Ultimate chorus....It is sweet.
Also, ran directly through pa/mixer (no effects) Warm full tone ...I still can't beleive the price of this guitar. Ever try to find a reasonable archtop for little bucks? Very hard. I am impressed.
There is no extra noise....hiss , pops, electrical, etc. Quiet.
So far , so good. I'll keep checking it out and keep posting. I am pleased with the finish, tone, playability, and price of this model. I wish a natural(non-sunburst finish) version was available...I'd buy that too.