Balanced between electric guitar and acoustic archtop
The latest model from Adelaide’s Lauda Guitars workshop, the Bluehawk Thinline Archtop is the perfect guitar to deliver the rich warmth of a larger hollowbody and the airy acoustic qualities of a good archtop. It’s a detailed and dynamic instrument that delivers reliable performance at higher volumes.
Tuned towards jazz, blues and fusion, the Bluehawk Thinline Archtop has hardwood sustain blocks beneath the bridge and pickups (but not all the way from neck joint to base). It provides reliable performance at higher volumes.
The tone is full and punchy even on the higher frets and there is loads of sustain.
It’s the 16th fret neck joint (not 14th) that offers comfort and playability to the last fret – something not often found on this style of guitar!
The body is large enough to deliver extended low end and keep warmth right into the high notes, but the guitar is nicely balanced both sitting and standing.
Price for Standard Model: $6500
Extra is charged for custom inlay, full gloss instead of satin back and sides finish and highly figured/exotic tops. Extra may be charged for other custom options.
At the moment all our builds have been pre-ordered. As soon as we can, we will list individual Bluehawks for sale.
Thinline archtop with Tasmanian blackwood bent sides, three piece laminated quartersawn set neck, solid carved top and two humbuckers.
The sustain blocks are solid wood and reside under the neck pickup and bridge pickup/bridge, not all the way from neck joint to base.
The process is started with CNC machining, yielding reliable results every time, but the neck shaping, detailing, fretwork and importantly setup is done carefully by hand.
Body Shape Single cutaway, carve-top
Top Solid Carved Rock Maple, Baked Rock Maple or Burl Poplar
Back Mahogany and Blackwood
Sustain Blocks Cedar or poplar
Binding Ivoroid or Acrylic
Finish Light Polyurethane Satin with Gloss Top, or all Satin
Construction Set neck, 3 quartersawn laminates
Material rock maple outer, mahogany/meranti inner
Profile Custom C Shape
Scale Length 25” (635mm)
Truss Rod 2 Way
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony/Black Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 12″
Number Of Frets 22
Frets Medium Jumbo 6150
Nut Material Graph Tech Tusq
Nut Width 43mm
22nd Fret Width 57mm
Inlays Shell Dots or Blocks, Custom available
Finish Nickel, Black, Chrome, Gold
Bridge/Tailpiece Tonepros LPM02
Tuning Machines Schaller or Gotoh w/ Keystone Buttons
Control Knobs Metal Dome/Speed Knob
Neck Pickup Brierley Hand Wound ’50s PAF or custom choice
Bridge Pickup Brierley Hand Wound ’50s PAF or custom choice
Controls Dimarzio Custom Taper Master Vol/Tone, Paper & Oil Cap, Switchcraft 3 Way Toggle
Strings Gauge .011, .014, .018, .028, .038, .048
Case ABS Moulded Hard Shell Case
Stunning attention to detail...
Each guitar is hand finished by the luthiers at Lauda Guitars, fret levelled and set up with care.
You could get your Bluehawk personalised!