VC Guitars Sapphire 17" non-cut archtop 2003
VC Guitars Sapphire model, Blue Burst
The Sapphire model was intended to produce a more open and 'acoustic' sound from an archtop guitar, by experimenting with the bracing and larger soundholes. In this case, a side soundhole was also used to give the player more sound from the instrument directly. Originally made in 2003 and sold to a customer, this guitar found its way back to me a few years ago. Somewhere along the way, a K&K pickup was added (by us). This model K&K pickup with two sensors was a model originally designed for gypsy jazz-style guitars and suits this guitar just fine. As these pickups don't have an internal preamp, there is no battery inside the guitar, so no extra holes were drilled for the installation.
This Sapphire is in overall very good condition, the blue color has faded somewhat on the top. Comes with Hiscox Liteflite Pro II case as shown.