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Used Archtop Guitars


Kinnard: KINNARD HB

(Item ID: KINNARD HB    Serial#: 107872)

House Brand KINNARD HB Frank Hicks Model Hollowbody with 3-Piece Maple Back and Spruce Top

This guitar was reviewed by Bob Shaw for Just Jazz Guitar magazine in February 2000; a copy of that issue is included with the guitar. After playing the Frank Hicks model I completely understand why this remarkable guitar received national attention. Acoustically it has many of the great qualities I admire in a more traditional flattop instrument, strong and punchy bass notes without too many overtones and bell like trebles that sing all the way up the neck. In his article reviewing this instrument Bob Shaw compares the tone to a Macaferri style guitar. The Frank Hicks model definitely possesses that “cutting” quality associated with Django and big band rhythm guitarists like Freddie Green, closed swing chords just jump out of the guitar with tremendous volume. This all stands to reason as Frank Hicks himself was a masterful swing rhythm player who played with luminaries such as Tommy Dorsey and Duke Ellington. While it performs beautifully as an acoustic guitar, it does include a single coil pickup by Kent Armstrong in the case as well as a different pickguard. Aesthetically this instrument is striking for its simplicity. Clean lines show off the gorgeous pieces of maple that make up the back and sides. The lack of pretense or gaudy appointments gives an overall impression of unaffected class. Any guitarist searching for an archtop with a strong acoustic voice should come check this guitar out!

Specs

Soundboard Solid Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides Solid Figured Maple
Neck Two Piece Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Bridge Ebony/Bone Saddle
Tailpiece Ebony/Sacconi Fast
Truss Rod Double Action Adjustable
Scale Length 24.875”
Nut Width 1 ¾”
Number of Frets 22
Lower Bout Width 17”
Depth 4”
Tuning Machines Gold Schaller, Ebony Buttons
Pickguard Ebony/Maple
Pickup Benedetto S-6 (By Kent Armstrong)
Jack Gold, Strap Button
Case Hardshell Ameritage Archtop Case


www.johnkinnard.com .

This guitar includes a hardshell case. (used)

Our Price: $4295.00

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