Lipe Guitars Virtuoso Koa #144

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£3,195.00 £2,795.00

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Superb quality from Lipe and now £400 off!  Just the best quality Tonewoods available! Sounds absolutely killer with Amalfitano Pickups.

Mike Lipe began building guitars in the mid seventies while working at a music store in Los Angeles. Eight years later, Lipe left to work for guitar manufacturer Mighty Mite. In 1983 he started his own business and became L.A.’s original Guitar Doctor. After six years of building and customizing guitars for some of L.A.’s most respected musicians, Lipe’s business was purchased by Ibanez in 1989. While with Ibanez, Lipe chosen among many other expert luthiers to create a custom guitar shop on the West Coast, in which he was the master builder of electric guitars for several prominent guitarists such as Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. After leaving Ibanez, Mike went to Yamaha, where he worked for two years. Over the next several years, Lipe worked for several guitar manufacturers including Hofner and Fender. During this time, Mike Lipe created and customised guitars for many internationally renowned electric guitarists and bassists.

    Body

  • Colour: Natural
  • Top Wood: Koa
  • Back Wood: Roasted Swamp Ash

    Neck

  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fretboard Wood: Roasted Pau Ferro
  • Fretboard Inlays: Dots
  • Neck Wood: Roasted Quartersawn Flame Maple
  • Neck Shape: C

    Hardware

  • Bridge Hardware: Hipshot Tremolo

    Electronics

  • Bass Pickup: Amalfitano Fullbucker
  • Middle Pickup: Amalfitano SP
  • Treble Pickup: Amalfitano PAF
  • Pickup Switching: 5 Way Blade
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Body

Colour

Natural

Top Wood

Koa

Back Wood

Roasted Swamp Ash

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Neck

Number of Frets

22

Fretboard Wood

Roasted Pau Ferro

Fretboard Inlays

Dots

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Neck

Neck Wood

Roasted Quartersawn Flame Maple

Neck Shape

C

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Hardware

Bridge Hardware

Hipshot Tremolo

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Electronics

Bass Pickup

Amalfitano Fullbucker

Middle Pickup

Amalfitano SP

Treble Pickup

Amalfitano PAF

Pickup Switching

5 Way Blade

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Additional Info

Weight

7lb 15oz

WORLD GUITARS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE GUITAR STORE!

We have been hand-selecting, photographing, setting up and selling high end guitars for over 30 years. In this time we have always understood just how important it is to get the setup right. The best guitar in the world can feel very average if it's not setup properly. We have always made this a priority on every single guitar that leaves World Guitars.

The guitar arrived today WOW!! It's fantastic and has exceeded my expectations in all respects. The build quality and finish are outstanding as is the feel and the sound. I only had an hour to play with it but I can't wait to get it plugged in again. Please pass on my thanks to Patrick Eggle who I hope to see at the London Acoustic guitar show again this year when I can thank him in person. Thanks also to you and the team at World Guitars, you really showed a personal interest in my order from start to finish including the delivery which went totally to plan. I would certainly recommend you to my friends. A cut above other major guitar stores I have visited and used.

John, UK