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LHT Guitars Hemken Tribute Fugue Archtop

LHT Guitars Hemken Tribute Fugue Archtop

$ 10,500.00

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LHT Guitars, Hemken Tribute Fugue Multi-Scale Archtop (New)

This instrument was created to celebrate the memory of the Luthier, Michael Hemken. In early 2021, Tyler Wells became the new steward for some of Michael’s precious material after he passed away and he felt that a special project was necessary. Michael was also an Archtop builder, so Tyler built this Fugue for the 2022 Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival as a way to share the story and include him in the celebration.

The materials are special and not just because of their age and origin. The back, sides, and neck all came from the same large billet of Big leaf Maple. All of the Ebony parts were cut out of a single large hunk of Ebony and the European Spruce top is one that Michael himself joined up an unknown number of years ago.

"It has been my honor to shape these precious materials into a finished instrument. I owe everything to the people that came before me. This instrument has been an important way for me to actively remember that and pay respect to one of the individuals who made it possible for me to pursue my dreams."  -- Tyler Wells

  • Big Leaf Maple back, sides & neck
  • European Spruce top
  • Squared Florentine cutaway
  • Upper bout sound port
  • This is a fanned fret, or multi-scale archtop
  • Ergonomic arm bevel built into the curve of the top
  • The neck is a 1 piece flame Maple and is reinforced with carbon fiber and has an Allied Lutherie "flex strong" truss rod
  • The binding is black ABS
  • The purfling is white/black/white on the top and single white purfling on the sides
  • Ebony bridge & tailpiece
  • Ebony headstock faceplate with builder logo
  • Gotoh 510 mini cosmo black tuning machines with ebonoid buttons
  • Bone nut
  • Ebony fretboard with copper position markers
  • Custom Parallelogram, Kent Armstrong pickup with LHT logo
  • Volume & Tone thumbwheels under the Ebony pick guard
  • Sexy form and Sunburst!
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Custom Hoffee Roadie fiberglass flight case
  • Condition: New
  • Frets to body: 14
  • Scale Lengths: 24.7"-25.7"
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Lower bout: 16"
  • Body depth: 2 9/16"
  • The 1st three tracks have just a little reverb

    This last recording has effects