Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop
Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop

Mike Vanden Rialto Archtop

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Here we have an exceptionally fine hand crafted instrument from Mike Vanden. Based in Argyll, Scotland, Mike has been making archtop and mandolins since 1979. Though perhaps not a household name, he's without a doubt, a world class luthier.

The Rialto is Vanden's take on the early Gibson L5 archtops. Simple and classy in design, this guitar oozes quality.  The body width at the lower bout is 412mm (16.2″), side depth over bindings is 86mm, with a scale length of 632mm and nut width of 44mm. The x-braced soundboard is from a fine piece of European spruce, and the back, neck, and sides are from matching flamed sycamore. 

Condition is excellent

Specifications:

Top European Spruce

Back and SidesMatching Flamed Sycamore

Fingerboard Ebony

Peghead VeneerEbony

Bridge Macassar Ebony

Bindings Grained Ivoroid

Body finish Vintage sunburst with nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Tuners nickel Gotoh SE510

Tailpiece nickel Kluson

Case: Hiscox Pro-II

DIMENSIONS

Body width (lower bout) 412mm (16.2″)

Rib depth over bindings 86mm

Scale length 632mm

Nut width 44mm

Bracing Offset X