Archtop Isana „Black Pearl“ 2018 by Sandner company – comeback of a legend

Archtop Isana „Black Pearl“ 2018 by Sandner company – comeback of a legend
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1.250,00 EUR

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Archtop Isana „Black Pearl“ 2018 by Sandner company – comeback of a legend

Instrument:
Jazz guitar/archtop Isana, model “Black Pearl” from 2018. You purchase one of only 60 guitars of the worldwide limited first reissue series. One or two digit serial number. Only first series includes a handsigned expertise from Sandner grandson Dietmar Schuh. The reissue looks like the sixties original. But in details, she has been optimized to state of the art quality and features, such as truss rod, modern neck profile, single tuners and pickup system. But as fifty years ago she’s an original German Sandner from Nauheim, South Hessen, produced with expert advice of legendary Gibson master luthier Ren ferguson!

Here's an article about the guitar in the German magazine grand gtrs from July/August 2016. She has been reviewed extensively there: german-vintage-guitar.com/download/Bericht_Isana_Black_Pearl_Druck.pdf

Material and technical system:
Top is made of massive spruce, body of maple. Maple neck with truss rod. Ebony fingerboard with five creme white marbled perloid inlays. Headstock face has a layer of white perloid, completed by two black celluloid inlay stripes in typical sixties Isana design. Pickguard shows original Isana shape, made of white perloid too. All perloid parts are made of the same wonderful looking material. Ebony bridge with single adjustable string saddles, open single tuners, massive tailpiece, shaped exactly as the sixties original. Humbucker neck pickup, volume control thumbwheel inside the upper soundhole, jack socket at lower side.

History:
The black Isana is more but only one of many German post war archtops. It’s the most legendary Isana ever, played by one of the most famous star of all times. About 200 have been built back then - collectors keep the rare originals and if one is for sale once in a blue moon, high four digit prices have to be payed. Back then Isana was one of the leading German music instrument manufacturers, but they quit guitar production in the early seventies. But since then, the legend lives on until today. Celebrating the 90th birthday of the company,
today’s owner and grandson of the founder decided to give Isana branded guitars a second try and start to build a small series in cooperation with German Vintage Guitar. And what else could we choose than the Black Pearl? But it’s not about building a most perfect copy of the famous original, it’s about offering a high end archtop guitar, having the same look, but featuring state of the art technology. No retro gimmick, but a modern jazz guitar with amazing sound and perfect playability. The “tuxedo style” provides the German post war design competence – pure black elegance! Most honorably legendary Gibson master luthier Ren Ferguson advised us, getting development and serial production fixed.

Actual condition:
The Isana Black Pearl offers a fantastic sound and state of the art playability. Loud, assertive and with maximum dynamic. Together with her outstanding look, she’s a must have package for fans, collectors and players. Highlight of each collection and eye candy on stage. Frontman Sascha Vollmer of famous German band The Boss Hoss already plays a pre series example on stage! Comes with a grey vintage style case, featuring cozy green plush and a  logo print at the top.

Measures:
The classy 16-inch archtop: body length 51,4 cm, lower bout width 40,7 cm, waist width 23,9 cm, upper bout width 29,5 cm; scale length 64 cm
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Important notes:
The above described guitar will be available (without warranty) in spring and at Frankfurt international musical fair. Only here at German Vintage Guitar you can place your reservation already today! Consider that the first series is limited to 60 pieces worldwide, so it might be your only chance to snap up one. Sales price will be 1.250 Euro incl. case and VAT, deposit is 200 Euro. After contacting us directly or through the shop, you’ll receive an invoice. Once the deposit has been payed, you own a binding reservation for a guitar with a fixed serial number. You can cancel this reservation any time you want, in this case you’ll get your money back immediately. Final amount has to be payed when the guitar is deliverable. Then we’ll send detailed fotos or you may also have a look and check the guitar at our place. Once you received your guitar, you have a two week cancellation and money back guarantee, following German legal restrictions. We ship worldwide.

Pictured guitar:
Our pictures show the last pre production sample, assume some differences will appear compared with the final serial model: Amongst others it’s: 1. Different soundhole shape, we’ll copy the original Isana shape exactly, i.e. bigger and more curved. 2. Soundhole volume thumbwheel instead of two controls at the top.

Hint – serial number:
All Black Pearl models incl. prototypes, special manufactures and pre series models will have an on going serial number. Each number will exist only once. First series goes from no. 7 to no. 66. Make a reservation for your special number, e.g. your birthday year! In this case please ask for availability before ordering. Don’t loose time, there are only a few remaining.

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