London-based boutique brand Fibonacci Guitars has announced that its Ambassador archtop model will ship from September. The hand-carved jazz box comes with a slew of premium features, including choice tonewoods, hand-wound ’buckers and custom finishes.
Tonewood-wise, the Ambassador features a parallel-braced AA spruce top, AAA flame maple on the back and sides, as well as a 14-inch-radius ebony fingerboard kitted out with 20 Jescar EVO gold frets. The instrument also features a glued-in maple neck that’s attached to the body at the 14th fret with a dovetail joint.
As for electronics, you have a choice between standard or custom pickup configurations. The stock pickup is an OX4 hand-wound set-in humbucker, but you can choose to have either a KRIVO humbucker – set up in floating configuration – or a Kent Armstrong humbucker. According to Fibonacci Guitars, other custom pickup options can be explored as well.
Like the variety of pickup options, you can also select from different finishes. The finish options include nitrocellulose lacquer as well as a custom finish by builder James Millman, who creates the finish with his secret Devon guitar oil mix.
In terms of hardware, Fibonacci Guitars has opted for an Indian ebony floating setup for Ambassador’s bridge, pickguard and tailpiece. Gotoh ebony machineheads round off the boutique offering.
Check out Ambassador below:
Price TBC. More info at fibonacciguitars.com.