The AF77E Custom has all the snort and grit you'd expect from an old guitar this size, but with better tonal balance. Authentic to the core, the AF77E Custom produces the complex organic tone from its vintage roots of the 20s and 30s.
Unlike other modern smaller-bodied acoustics, the AF77E's quarter-sawn, hand-sanded scalloped bracing is shifted back (away from the sound hole), staying true to the traditional designs of the time. The result is a slightly compressed throwback tone, but with modern output and projection that lends itself well to both fingerpicking and flatpicking, in standard or alternate tunings.
The brilliant high-gloss finish really highlights the beauty of the walnut back and sides. The LR Baggs Element pickup with Stage Pro EQ guarantees every nuance of your acoustic tone makes it through to the PA or onto your plugged-in recordings. Throw in a genuine bone nut and saddle, a superior factory setup, and a finish that is unheard of at this price, and the AF77E Custom just might wind up being your new favorite songwriting partner!