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17″ Jazz Laureate


By Grimes Guitars, Inc.

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This 17" Jazz Laureate Model acoustic archtop was made in 2020. The top is German Spruce, and the sides and back are master-grade Koa. For many years I've made archtops with several kinds of curly Maple, and also Koa. The Koa is a more complex tone than the more fundamental tone of Maple. The overtones are clearer and more pronounced than any Maple I've used. Of the approximate 450 archtops I've made, I do think that my favorites are made with Koa back and sides. This guitar has a big, well-balanced acoustic tone. No pickup is included although one could be added if requested - the price depends on the type of pickup.


  • X-braced
  • Lower bout width: 17"
  • Upper bout width: 12"
  • Waist width: 10"
  • Body depth: 2 3/4"
  • Scale length: 25 1/2"
  • 14 frets to the body
  • Nut width: 1.74"
  • String spacing at bridge: 2 1/8"
  • Neck thickness at fret #1: 0.82" @ fret #10: 0.90"
  • Bridge, finger rest, and fingerboard: Gabon Ebony
  • Case: Ameritage Silver

USA shipping: $300.

International shipping is calculated and is dependent on the country

All Grimes instruments carry a warranty to the original purchaser for defects in materials or workmanship, excluding normal wear and tear, and any accidental damage or damage due to improper care.


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