This is a one-of-a-kind Giffin Micro - the only one produced with a Koa top. What is a Giffin Micro? Here's the scoop, in Roger Giffin's own words:
"The idea behind the Micro was to produce a very lightweight, compact guitar that performed like a full-sized instrument. I started with a 24 3/4," 24 fret neck and designed the smallest practical body & head around it. The result was a highly playable, killer sounding guitar that weighed no more than 5-6 lbs. (This design also spawned the Steinberger 'M' series guitars.)"
If you are not familiar with the work of Roger Giffin, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the man and his work - click here. Ok, read all that? Good. And did you take a look at some of the other guitars he's built? No? Ok, go back and do that later. I've got a Micro to describe!
The guitar weighs around 5lbs, but I assure you it is no lightweight in terms of tone and playability. First, this Micro is incredibly resonant when played acoustically. You can just FEEL when a guitar builder has gotten that part right, and this Micro resonates from end to end with every note. Dual P90 pickups provide the electric signal... these pickups deliver everything from a crispy clean single-coil tone, to a really nice, edgy pushed sound. I gave this guitar a workout through my Bad Cat Black Cat amp at band rehearsal, and my bandmates were taken aback at the tone coming out of a guitar of this size.
Includes hardshell case as pictured. Condition is mint.