Knight Guitars Custom Cutaway Archtop, Natural


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Solid Custom Archtop from highly regarded UK luthier Dick Knight.

Knight was a renowned British luthier who produced a line of hand carved archtops under the name Straten Guitars after the war, and later worked at the prestigious Selmer UK works in London. Returning to his native Surrey in the 50's, Knight established the brand that still bears his name.

In the style of a Gibson L5 Premier, this Knight Archtop features a carved 17 1/4" top, carved in parallel bracing and highly flamed English Sycamore back and rims. The neck is a multi-laminate with Dick's own 'Billiard Cue' design heel, Ebony fingerboard with Mother of Pearl block inlays, 25 1/2" scale length and Schaller M6 tuners. The guitar has a Natural finish with cutaway, solid brass tailpiece and a multi-bound neck, body and F-holes and comes with a good quality hardshell case.