1970s Chaki MIJ in the Lawsuit Era Carved Archtop
1970's Chaki hand carved spruce top and carved and graduated book-matched flame maple back archtop. Very solid and well-made guitar.
16-5/8" lower bout, 12-1/2"upper bout, 3-3/8" rim depth.
Made in the Golden Age of Japanese guitar building, this guitar is obviously taking it's cues from Gibsons. Sort of a hybrid between an ES175 and a florentine cutaway L5.
This parallel-braced guitar has a nice snap. It's notes "pop" and this would be a great combo guitar especially playing with a drummer and at elevated volumes.
Truss rod is great, neck angle is fine, Grover Rotomatics with Imperial buttons.
Handmade flame rock-maple fingerest.
Boxwood bridge and saddle.
Pickup is an Epiphone 59 which compliments/accentuates it's natural tone perfectly and sweetly.
Strung with LaBella White flat wound tapes which provide really nice chime.
Condition is very good for an almost 50 year old guitar. Small scratches and dings but over all in very good player's condition.
This would be a killer gigging axe.
With a canvas covered Gator case which fits it perfectly and isn't beautiful to behold but protects it 110%.