Montreal Guitar Show 2011
Michele Della Guistina Moonlight
The Italian luthier used traditional woods in this non-traditional archtop with a spruce top and maple back and sides. The untraditional part comes in with the top construction. Instead of a smooth arch, it's a flat top with a round bulge carved in the the front and back. The design was primarily aesthetic, but Michele says that eventually he realized that the sound coming from the design was clearer, compared to traditional archtops. The pickup is made by an Italian company called Artisan.