1940’s Abbot Victor Special – £999

Sep 7, 2022 | Alternative

1940’s Abbot Victor Special – £999

NEW ARRIVAL  Abbot Victor were the premium British archtop builder of their time, in existence from 1932 – 1957. This particular guitar is a ’Special’ model, and pretty much the top of their range. Only made in a very limited number, this example is number 33. It features a hand carved Spruce top with Maple back and sides, Mahogany neck, bound fingerboard with alternating block inlays, and an art deco Abalone inlaid headstock. To add to the cool factor, it has a Grimshaw pickup – another classic name from British luthiery, which sounds great. The guitar is in very good condition, plays exceptionally well, and sounds as good acoustically as it does when plugged in. Designed primarily as a jazz guitar, it can also play the blues and ragtime equally well. Not just a great guitar, it’s also a fine piece of British musical history. The guitar comes in it’s original hard case.

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