Montreal Guitar Show 2011
Dmitri Tenev Double Cutaway Thinline Archtop
US-based Bulgarian luthier Tenev employed reclaimed wood with a natural touch for this stunning double-cutaway archtop. The top is reclaimed redwood with some splaying, while the fretboard and appointments are African blackwood (the lighter portions are the wood's naturally lighter sapwood). The back and sides are carved from claro walnut. The guitar features fanned frets, with a 26" scale bass side and 25.4" scale treble side, along with a custom wooden humbucker and active piezo transducers for amplification. There's an onboard preamp for controlling the electronics.