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Rancourt Concerto Signature 15” Archtop

Rancourt Concerto Signature 15” Archtop

Price: $8,950

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Ameritage case included

Though the guitar itself appears to have a traditional archtop esthetic, it really breaks the bounds of those constraints. It is very light in weight with a rich modern acoustic tone that would satisfy every facet of acoustic guitar styles. Whether you are a jazzer, a fingerpicker, or a hard strummer, this guitar will deeply satisfy you. With its fast and light to the touch action this guitar has the unusual capability of traveling from Al Dimeola's fleeted fingers to Ry Cooder's deep soul.

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This Concerto model was designed to be a full acoustic instrument, very well balanced and powerful enough for a rich tone on finger style arrangements on an archtop guitar.

CRAIG'S POV

It's always a joy to discover, meet, and get to know exceptional and gifted talents who are devoted to giving inspired meaning to pieces of wood with strings on them. Case in point: I found Guillaume Rancourt through the legendary guitar maker and dear friend Ken Parker. I had asked Ken if he could recommend any young builders for me check out. Ken strongly suggested I contact Guillaume Rancourt, which led me to order one of his superb instruments for the shop. Rancourt was kind enough to hand deliver this Concerto to me and let me say I am not only immensely impressed with the guitar, but I was equally impressed with the man himself. Like I said, it's a part of my job that brings me great joy.

Guillaume's commitment to excellence, his absolute care, his unrelenting search for perfection and his masterful talent just blow me away. So young and so able with such deep personal and professional integrity. Just like the the builder Issac Jang, he is a welcome addition to the world of lutherie and will be for years to come.

He, like Isaac, is a builder who understands that beauty and masterful craftsmanship are not enough in making a guitar, that the guitar itself is only serving its true purpose if it works as a musical tool in the service of a player. Of course it should be impeccably and thoughtfully made with talent, care and skill. But at the end of the day the instrument itself must join the player, open his or her heart and inspire a feeling of joy.

Though the guitar itself appears to have a traditional archtop esthetic, it really breaks the bounds of those constraints. What do I mean? It is very light in weight with a rich modern acoustic tone that would satisfy every facet of acoustic guitar styles. Whether you are a jazzer, a fingerpicker, or a hard strummer, this guitar will deeply satisfy you. With its fast and light to the touch action this guitar has the unusual capability of traveling from Al Dimeola's fleeted fingers to Ry Cooder's deep soul.

How does it accomplish this? Rancourt's bracing pattern, and inner workings are quite revolutionary, and based on scientific discoveries that inspire this builder.

From my perspective as a player, this guitar sounds great, rich, sweet, full, with an impressive attack and wonderful sustain. Top that off with a side sound port for added player experience and a K&K pickup for added audience experience, and you have a truly modern, 21st Century archtop acoustic guitar.

One more thing, it is stunningly beautiful with masterful woodwork, fit, and finish and extraordinary playability. It's simply lovely!

As Rancourt's demand grows so will his build time. So here is a a chance to acquire a guitar by an exciting young builder before time and price make it more difficult.

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.


Bodyhand carved & graduated figured Peruvian walnut
Tophand carved & graduated salvaged sinker red cedar
Neckdeluxe signature 7 piece maple/Peruvian walnut/maple/black walnut/maple/Peruvian walnut
Body contoursviolin purfling with figured maple binding around the top
Fingerboard bindingflame maple
Tailpiecedeluxe ebony gut retainer
Bridgecompensated & adjustable ebony
Nut44mm
Bridgestring spacing 52mm
Scale length25"
Reinforcementcustom made stainless steel truss rod w/ 2 carbon rods
Neck shapeC, .80" 1st fret, .92 10th fret
Neck jointquartet instrument fashion mortise and tenon
Fretsmedium/narrow Jescar stainless steel
Headstock overlayebony
Brace patternhand carved Rancourt Guitars own design braces
TunersGotoh 510 black chrome tuners
Fingerboard radius12"
FinishAutumn Leaves burst top + gloss natural finish
PickupK&K Big Twin internal Piezo system
Lower bout width15-1/4"
Body depth3-3/16"
CaseAmeritage
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