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Nico Moffa Americana “New Model”

Nico Moffa Americana “New Model”

Price: $7,250

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Hiscox case included

The Americana is a fully hollow guitar that plays as easily as any electric semi or solid body in the shop. The tone is rich and full. It's classic jazz, with a tone that will put a smile on any player's face. That ease of play and superb tone is why Moffa has become such an in-demand builder with many prominent jazzers...think Kurt Rosenwinkel and Wolfgang Muthspiel. The Moffa Americana is truly a complete joy to play in every way. From playability , craftsmanship to tone, this is what a fine bespoke guitar is all about.

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CRAIG'S POV

Straight from the skilled hands of Nico Moffa, I'm pleased to offer his very latest model archtop - the Americana. According to the builder, its sound is inspired by the historic American guitars which were the backbone of classic electric jazz guitar.

But, as with many talented artists, Nico wanted to put his spin on the model and revise it in "Moffa" style. Nico has a way of drawing the most guitar-ness out of his materials and design, resulting in a stunning and modern looking handmade jazz box that is eager to be played.

The Americana is a fully hollow guitar that plays as easily as any electric semi or solid body in the shop. The tone is rich and full. It's classic jazz, with a tone I'm sure will put a smile on any player's face. That ease of play and superb tone is why Moffa has become such an in-demand builder with many prominent jazzers...think Kurt Rosenwinkel and Wolfgang Muthspiel.

The Americana's esthetic is simple and elegant. The finish is a very seductive black/brown satin burst hand applied over beautifully figured woods and accented with maple knobs and pickup cover. Very tasty!

The Moffa Americana is truly a complete joy to play in every way. From playability , craftsmanship to tone, this is what a fine bespoke guitar is all about.

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 MOFFA GUITARS
Nico Moffa's guitars were first noticed when Kurt Rosenwinkel started playing them. Nico comes (in the craftsmanship sense) from the long tradition of Italian violin and cello making. His aim is to give guitars the nobility of those instruments - in their pure acoustic sound, and in their aesthetics as well. He favors minimal elegance - no fretboard dots, no inlays (whether mother of pearl or plastic), and you can see the elegance radiating from the instrument. It’s simply a beautiful object. But beyond that, Nico’s finishes are recipes based on those used for violins, cellos, etc., as he believes that is the best means of allowing the wood to resonate at its best. Further, the colors are natural and obtained from vegetable extracts, which allows for great nuance. Beyond that, the color and the finish are a complete entity - there’s no “paint” involved. Those finishes, in Nico’s opinion, give the instrument a warmth that is more typical of the way instruments used to be made. A pre-industrial look, as it were. The guitars themselves, while crafted following traditional means are anything but that in use.

Tophand-graduated, hand-tuned Val di Fiemme red spruce
Back and sideshand–graduated figured poplar
Body size15"
Edge bindingsviolin style
Neckhard maple with ebony fingerboard
Scale length24.75"
Radiuscompound
Nut width1 11/16"
Neck profileC shape, .80 @ 1st fret, .92 @ 10th fret
Finishnatural hand-applied gum, traditional Italian violin maker black/ brown burst satin
BridgeTOM on ebony base
Hardwaregold
Pickupshumbucker with maple covers
TunersSchaller
Pickupshardwired and handmade humbucker with maple cover
ElectronicsBourns pots, aluminum foil/paper-in-oil Jenson capacitors, volume, tone
Weight5.8 lbs
CaseHiscox
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