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Johan Gustavsson ’58- Dotmaster- Pre-Owned

Johan Gustavsson ’58- Dotmaster- Pre-Owned

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We love the Gustavsson’s Dotmaster not for just the obvious reasons. Yes, it is a supremely made instrument, crafted by one of the most talented luthiers in this golden era of guitar making. The sound and feel are epic with reviews that would make any mother proud... The maple top is off the charts, dripping with vintage vibe goodness. Beautifully figured with mineral streaking - this is about as sweet as it gets!

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CRAIG'S POV

I love the Gustavsson’s Dotmaster not for just the obvious reasons. Yes, it is a supremely made instrument, crafted by one of the most talented luthiers in this golden era of guitar making. The sound and feel are epic with reviews that would make any mother proud.
But for me there is an additional sentimental reason I bow down to this model. The body color and neck remind me of my first guitar teacher and his incredible '50s blonde Gibson ES-175. To me, the coolest guitar I had ever seen.

This custom beauty from Johan brought back all those fantastic memories.

This 2012 preowned DM was originally sold by me to an acoustic guitar collector who wanted to try his hand at electric. Alas, he has decided that electric just might not be his thing and therefore this guitar needs to find a new home. This is a very unique Dotmaster, the only ’58 edition that Johan has made. The maple top is off the charts, dripping with vintage vibe goodness. Beautifully figured with mineral streaking - this is about as sweet as it gets! Like a ’58 ES335 there is no fingerboard binding. There are a few scratches and minor dents on the back and side but nothing that shows up in a picture. The top is very clean and the sound and playability are phenominal

Everything you’ve read, every glowing report, every superlative you’ve heard about Johann’s guitars is true in this instrument. The legend lives up to all your expectations.

I feel that this is the last Dotmaster I’ll be able to offer for a long time. Korina of the quality that Johan uses is getting more difficult to obtain.

Whoever has a chance to get this unique guitar, I’d urge you to do so. It’s a simply astounding instrument. One you’ll love for years to come.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT JOHAN GUSTAVSSON GUITARS
It's probably fair to say that there have been few builders who’ve made as deep an impact on the contemporary guitar world as quickly as Johan Gustavsson. He’s taken the ’59 burst to a level that you likely haven’t experienced from any other builder. Johan's first exposure to a fine guitar was via his teacher, Robert Larsson, who had (as Johan puts it) “an old beaten up 1960 Les Paul Standard.” It was then he realized just what a great guitar could be. The experience continued when Johan got a part time job at one of the few places importing vintage guitars to Sweden from the U.S. (fifties Gibson Les Paul Goldtops, Juniors, pre-CBS Strats, Teles and Jazzmasters, etc). The exposure to that level of guitar and to that many great instruments had a great influence on his work as a guitar maker. Again – the quality of those guitars showed the possibilities inherent in the instrument. Johan has always been more attracted to the Gibson style of making guitars (with carved maple tops and glued in necks), and this is reflected in his most famous, and current model, the Bluesmaster Custom 59. A Gustavsson guitar is a Gustavsson guitar. His shop consists of Johan and an able assistant who was trained at the London Guild Hall University (and is a wonderful guitarist). That’s both good and bad news. The good news is that Johan’s genius is evident in every guitar he creates. The bad news is that since he makes them all himself, there are never many available. It’s a rare treat to play one. Simply superb.

Bodysemi hollow korina body contruction with solid center block
Neckone piece mahogany set neck with 1959 LP style extended tenon
Toppremium grade carved 9/16" flame eastern maple with F-holes
Backcarved and bound premium grade 1.9" mahogany
Bindingcreme colored "royalite" binding (top and back)
Pickguard5 ply black/white
Neck shaperound 59" .874"-.960"
Scale length24.75"
Fingerboard radius12"
Nut width1.685"
Fretboardpremium Amazonian rosewood
TrussrodGustavsson dual action (vintage compression style single rod with no condom)
Fingerboard bindingcreme coloured "royalite"
Fingerboard inlaysvintage dots w/ tortoise side dots
Nutbone
Headstock overlay/inlayholly veneer / pearl JG logo
PickupsThrobak SLE 101 mxv Ltd
Controls3 way toggle, master volume, master tone control
BridgeGustavsson intonatable wraparound bridge
TunersKluson Deluxe Keystone tuners
Finishvintage natural high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer without plasticisers
Hardwareaged
Weight6.95Lbs
Serial #29h812
CaseJG/G&G rectangular hardshell (brown with pink lining)
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