It has a single
floating HI-A pickup made by Bartolini, and no tone control. According
to Bartolini's Web site, HI-A pickups were manufactured from 1973
until 1978. It delivers gorgeous, warm jazz perfection.
Guitar is constructed
of solid spruce top, maple sides and back, three-piece maple-ebony-maple
neck with ebony fretboard. It has ivoroid binding on front, back,
f-holes and neck, and masterfully crafted brilliant mother-of-pearl
The tone from this instrument is absolutely stunning: smooth, clear and bell-like with ringing clarity and excellent acoustic projection. Amazingly balanced from top to bottom. It is a very elegant piece.