Andersen Emerald City Archtop Guitar, Flamed Maple & Engelmann Spruce - Pre Owned


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This Andersen Emerald City in flamed maple and engelmann spruce is an absolutely wonderful instrument. Pre-owned and in mint condition, this beautiful Arch Top has just arrived at our London showroom and boy oh boy are we pleased about it.

Steve Andersen has been highly respected in the archtop world for many years and judging by this beautiful ornate Emerald City Archtop Guitar you can see why. Beautifully gilded with Deco Mother-of-Pearl appointments on the headstock and fingerboard and handcrafted bridge, pickguard, and tailpiece this guitar should be in an art gallery as much as it should be on stage. However, it is the tone that really sets it apart! Acoustically this Emerald City Archtop has a warm, rich and strong voice. It is beautifully clear but packs a real punch. 

Borrowing its moniker from a popular nickname for Seattle, the Emerald City is among the most ornate of the Andersen archtop guitars. It’s curvaceous lines are stylistically inspired by the Art Deco movement of the early 1900’s. Careful attention to detail and timeless elegance combine to make the Emerald City an object of beauty, as well as a remarkable sounding guitar.

Fitted with a Benedetto humbucker, really manages to capture the full voice when amplified. She plays like a dream and has been kept in fabulous condition by its original owner. This is one archtop not to be missed.

  • BRAND Andersen, Steven
  • MODEL Emerald City
  • SERIAL #349
  • NEW/PREOWNED Preowned
  • BODY TYPE(S) Large
  • BACK & SIDES Maple
  • TOP Spruce - Engelmann
  • NECK WOOD Maple
  • BRIDGE Ebony Adjustable
  • ROSETTE Bound F Holes
  • TOP TRIM Violin Lines
  • FRET MARKERS Custom M.O.P. Block
  • HEAD PLATE Ebony 
  • HEADSTOCK INLAY Builder Logo, Custom Deco M.O.P Inlay 
  • TUNERS Schaller Deco
  • TUNER FINISH Gold With MOP Buttons
  • CUTAWAY Venetian
  • PICKGUARD Ebony Bound in Ivoroid
  • PICKUP Benedetto Humbucker
  • BODY LENGTH 20.75 in
  • UPPER BOUT 13 in
  • LOWER BOUT 17 in
  • SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
  • SCALE LENGTH (MM)645.16 mm
  • NUT WIDTH1.75 in 
  • NUT WIDTH (MM)44.5 mm
  • STRING SPACING 2.13 in
  • STRING SPACING (MM)54.102 mm


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