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  Elegant and stylish,  the series I Jazzica is also a great jazz guitar.  Very jazzy!
     
 

is a fully acoustic Hofner Jazzica, finished in high-gloss Black polyester with Gold fittings.

It is a "one-off" custom Jazzica, based on a hand made prototype for the Series 1, which I discovered in Germany in January 2006.  

The body is smaller at 15½” lower bout than the eventual production model and has an exceptionally slender neck.    It has superb acoustic characteristics and was clearly hand-made by a master luthier, probably in 1988/89.   It is now in “as new” condition, except that the tone has mellowed nicely with age.

   
 
  Easy to play,  this one has a comfortable, slender neck.
   
 
  Looks stunning  -  sounds rich and mellow  -  it asks to be played.
   
 
  The Series 1 Jazzica has nice, simple lines - classic Hofner design.
       
    The pickguard design mirrors the tailpiece and so adds balance to the whole design!

 

 

  Uniquely, for a Jazzica, the Volume control is mounted in the pickguard and there are not any holes in the body for the pickup or pots.   Just as a quality jazz guitar should be!
       
       
  La Provençale has a rich and mellow tone with a deep bass and brilliant highs, coupled with long sustain and excellent harmonics.   Acoustically, it has real power.   Electrically, the Shadow AZ is perfectly matched to the guitar’s natural characteristics and gives a pure jazz output.

This is very much a player’s guitar.    A real Jazzica – with passion!  

   

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