16″ Vince Lewis Signature Model

A few years ago Vince Lewis asked me to consider building him a 16" archtop. This is the result.

The Ralston Vince Lewis Signature 16" Model is the perfect combination of sound playability and beauty. This instrument totally meets all of my playing demands and expectations - Vince Lewis​

Top: Hand carved, tap tuned European Spruce.

Back: Hand carved, tap toned European Maple

Sides: Highly figured Maple

Body:Lower bout, 16". Body Depth, 2 3/4″. Venetian cutaway

Fret Board: Ebony, 12″ radius

Scale Length: 25 1/2″

Tuners: Black Schaller M6 12:1 ratio

Pickup: Kent Armstrong side-mounted jazz pickup – volume control mounted under pick guard

Finish: Nitrocellulose or French Polish​

Price: NZ$6500.00 + case and transport



Have a listen to Vince playing My One and Only Love on his Ralston 16″ Vince Lewis Signature Model

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