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1996 R.C.Allen Aristocrat 18" Arch Top

$4,495.00
Year
1996
Manufacturer
R.C.Allen
Model
Aristocrat 18" Arch Top
Condition
Exceptional
Description

The interesting story around R.C. Allen is he was a noted Luthier who built Arch Tops for local and regional players of note, was a fixture at vintage-guitar shows in Southern California, died March 1st, 2014. The last of the original SoCal electric-guitar builders, Allen was renowned for sharing his secrets of building & for the Arch Tops he made for Merle Travis, Del Casher, and many more. This is a Super 400 size 18″ over the top Jazz Guitar that’s a wonderful example of RC’s workmanship. Its Blonde finish covers an amazing selection of nicely Flamed Maple on its Top, Back & sides. Its got a very interesting rope style binding all around its top border, around its massive & very ornate “Abalone” inlaid Headstock & around its stunning Tortoise pickgard. It’s equipped w/a set of Gibson Humbuckers that sound delicious. Made in 1996 for a client, “Brent Haesler” (see ledger photo from Dick), whom had his name inlaid in its Ebony fingerboard as he enjoyed it for more than 20 years. Its in exceptionally clean  all original condition & comes in its original Black hard case.

1996 R.C.Allen Aristocrat

$4,495.00

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Description

The interesting story around R.C. Allen is he was a noted Luthier who built Arch Tops for local and regional players of note, was a fixture at vintage-guitar shows in Southern California, died March 1st, 2014. The last of the original SoCal electric-guitar builders, Allen was renowned for sharing his secrets of building & for the Arch Tops he made for Merle Travis, Del Casher, and many more. This is a Super 400 size 18″ over the top Jazz Guitar that’s a wonderful example of RC’s workmanship. Its Blonde finish covers an amazing selection of nicely Flamed Maple on its Top, Back & sides. Its got a very interesting rope style binding all around its top border, around its massive & very ornate “Abalone” inlaid Headstock & around its stunning Tortoise pickgard. It’s equipped w/a set of Gibson Humbuckers that sound delicious. Made in 1996 for a client, “Brent Haesler” (see ledger photo from Dick), whom had his name inlaid in its Ebony fingerboard as he enjoyed it for more than 20 years. Its in exceptionally clean  all original condition & comes in its original Black hard case.

Additional information

Make

R.C.Allen

Model

Aristocrat 18" Arch Top

Condition

Exceptional

Year

1996