Lipe Guitars Virtuoso Spalted Maple #136

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£3,195.00 £2,795.00

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Superb quality from Lipe and now £400 off!

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: Spalted Maple
  • Back Wood: Roasted Mahogany

    Neck

  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Fretboard Wood: Roasted Curly Maple
  • Fretboard Inlays: Dots
  • Neck Wood: Roasted Curly Maple
  • Neck Shape: Lipe

    Hardware

  • Bridge Hardware: Hipshot Trem

    Electronics

  • Bass Pickup: Amalfitano Barrybucker
  • Treble Pickup: Amalfitano Barrybucker
  • Pickup Switching: 3 Way Blade with Coil Tap
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Body

Colour

Natural

Top Wood

Spalted Maple

Back Wood

Roasted Mahogany

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Neck

Number of Frets

22

Scale Length

25"

Fretboard Wood

Roasted Curly Maple

Fretboard Inlays

Dots

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Neck

Neck Wood

Roasted Curly Maple

Neck Shape

Lipe

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Hardware

Bridge Hardware

Hipshot Trem

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Electronics

Bass Pickup

Amalfitano Barrybucker

Treble Pickup

Amalfitano Barrybucker

Pickup Switching

3 Way Blade with Coil Tap

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Additional Info

Weight

8lb 2oz

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