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Solid Formed 17" Hollowbody Venetian
A Stunning Archtop Born of Innovation and Tradition
$6,299
Establishing a new standard in archtop excellence, crafted with a Solid Formed™ spruce top, Venetian cutaway, floating pickup, and full-sized hollowbody tone and looks.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Solid Formed Spruce
Pieces: 2
Grade: A
Binding: Single White
 
Back
Wood Species: Quarter Sawn Solid Formed Maple
Pieces: 2
Density:
Binding: Single White
Weight
Weight Relief: None
Average Weight (body only):
 
Materials Used
Glue: Titebond
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Back and sides are formed from two pieces (each) of continuous grain maple through a proprietary building process. Results of this technique are uninterrupted grain for improved tone and the use of 1/3 less wood.
 
Body Contour
Carve: Solid Formed 17"
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 3
 
Details
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Profile:
Thickness at Fret 1: .910"
Thickness at Fret 12: 1.020"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: Gibson SP-2
Inlay: None
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: None
Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The headstock is grafted to the neck shaft, which also runs in a continuous grain, insuring strength where a guitar is typically vulnerable and further enhancing the guitar's overall sound performance. Where the neck meets the body, the heel block is precision glued to the neck shaft, and features a precision dovetail joint.
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 3 Degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .1
Type: Dovetail
Adhesive: Titebond
Gauges Used: Pitch and Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style:
Material: Corian
Width: 4.28 cm / 1.687"
Slots: E: .13716 cm / 0.054"
A: .10414 cm / 0.041"
D: .04826 cm / 0.019"
G: .0381 cm / 0.015"
B: .03556 cm / 0.014"

e: .03048 cm / 0.012"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade:
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 12
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 1.687" @ nut, 2.267" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75 inch
Binding: Single White
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: 1/4 Dots
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: Large: .635 cm/.250", Small: .635cm /.250"
Average Weight: .75 lbs / .340194 kg
Finishes
Bourbon Burst
Color Code: BB
Surface Texture: Gloss
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer
Top: Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer
Top Coat: Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer
Scraped: By Hand
Cremona Burst
Color Code: CB
Surface Texture: Gloss
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer
Top: Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer
Top Coat: Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer
Scraped: By Hand
Sunrise Tea Burst
Color Code: STB
Surface Texture: Gloss
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer
Top: Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer
Top Coat: Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer
Scraped: By Hand
Classic Archtop-Electric Tones and Show-Stopping Looks
The debut guitar in Gibson Custom's new Solid Formed™ Archtop Series, the 17" Hollowbody Venetian is born from a marriage of Gibson's 120-year legacy as the inventor of the archtop guitar and its ongoing reputation for innovation. This full-sized archtop is inch for inch the descendant of the legendary Gibson archtops of the 1930s, '40s and '50s, yet it surpasses even that lofty standard by employing a proprietary new Solid Formed™ spruce top and maple back, in which the grain of the wood is redirected into the arched shape, rather than severed as in traditional carving. The result is an elegant hollowbody archtop made from solid tonewoods, yet with a richer and more pronounced tone that lives and breathes like nothing you've ever experienced. Enhanced by a new stronger neck design that uses less wood, and with its resonance unimpeded by a "floating" pickguard-mounted mini-humbucker, it's a bold new leap in archtop evolution.
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm
Style: Pickguard Mounted Mini-Humbucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 7000
Material of Wire (gauge): 44
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.500x.500X.375"
Coil Material: ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625"
Slug Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): .4826 cm x 1.24206 cm / .190 x .480"
Magnet Material: Ceramic
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.1965 cm / 18.975"
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm x .3175 cm / 2.5 x .5 x .125"
Polarities:
Cover: Nickel
Qfactor:
ResistanceDC: 16K
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Kluson Keystone
Material: Nickel
Weight: 3.6 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Gear Type: Closed
What is allowable turn: 1/4
Plating specs: Nickel Plated Stamped Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-14010
 
String Dimensions
E: .11684 cm / .046W
A: .09144 cm / .036W
D: .06604 cm / .026W
G: .04318 cm / .017P
B: .03302 cm / .013P
e: .0254 cm / .010P
 
Bridge
Style: Intonated Floating w/ Thumbwheels
Material: Rosewood
Plating Specs: None
Part number: 130-430-10249
Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz.
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.1778 cm / 0.070"
A: 0.13716 cm / 0.054"
D: 0.1016 cm / 0.040"
G: 0.0635 cm / 0.025"
B: 0.0508 cm / 0.02"
e: 0.0381 cm / 0.015"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Trapeze
Compensated: No
Material: Nickel
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: TP 125 130-430-11019
Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz.
 
Output Jack
Style: Integrated into Tailpiece
 
Jack Plate
Style: 1/4" Fishman
Material: Nickel
Part Number: 130-430-19020
Weight: .0056699 kg / .2 oz
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 130-430-19150
Weight: .0141748 kg / .5 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Unbound Tortoise
Part Number: 130-120-93694
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Blank
Part Number: 130-430-19382
 
Knobs
Style: Thumbwheels Under Pickguard-Tone and Volume
Part Number:
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: None
Part Number:
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: None
Part Number:
 
Switch Washer
Style: None
Part Number:
 
Trim Rings
Style: None
Part Number:
Accessories
Case
Style: L5
Color: Brown
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Gibson Custom Certificate of Authenticity
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