This is a VERY UNIQUE version of our carved 7-string guitar that is designed as an acoustic archtop with a 16B body shape. It is almost identical to one Bob recently built for Bucky Pizzarelli. While this instrument follows the 16B body lines and deluxe binding package, it is more like a custom Manhattan 7-string with a 16″ body! It boasts a premium European spruce top and highly flamed maple back and sides; 3″ body depths (giving it more bass response and volume); traditional F-Holes; carved top with FLOATING S7 pickup (making it more acoustically responsive); parallel bracing (to enhance projection as a rhythm guitar); Spanish Cedar neck (lighter weight to enhance acoustical volume); 2 1/16″ nut width; violin-style tailpiece; and Bob’s asymmetrical headstock. This is the perfect 7-string for the player who dreams of a Manhattan 7 but wants something a little more comfortable without compromising all of the acoustic properties of a built-in pickup and thinner body.