Fibonacci Guitars would like to introduce you to the Ambassador archtop

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Fibonacci Guitars is renowned for high-end guitars (opens in new tab) and their latest, the swish spruce-topped Ambassador, promises to be another sweet-sounding jazz box.

The Ambassador is an archtop with a parallel-braced AAA spruce top and AAA flame maple on the back and sides, with a soft Venetian cutaway. It has a maple neck that's glued to the body at the 14th fret with a dovetail joint, and a 14-inch radius ebony fingerboard with 20 Jescar EVO gold frets.

It also has a hand-profiled ebony finger-rest tailpiece, a floating bridge and bone saddle. You can choose whether you want the natural finish coated with nitrocellulose or a custom finish from luthier James Millman's "Devon" guitar oil.

You also have a choice of pickups. The Ambassador typically travels with a floating Kent Armstrong humbucker in the neck position, but options include a floating Dickinson, KRIVO humbucker, or an OX4 hand-wound humbucker that is affixed in a hand-profiled ebony pickup ring. Fibonacci will, of course, accommodate alternative pickups – and indeed tonewoods – upon ordering.

The Ambassador really is a premium custom-built instrument. Components-wise, it's impeccable, with a Switchcraft jack, ebony tone/volume knobs and CTS 500K pots. This guitar has everything but its own butler.

As you may have guessed, the Ambassador doesn't come cheap. It is priced £3,999,  ships from September, and it'll arrive in a Hiscox thermally-insulated flight case. 

You also have a choice of pickups. The Ambassador typically travels with a floating Kent Armstrong in the neck position, but options include a floating Dickinson, KRIVO humbucker, or an OX4 hand-wound humbucker that is affixed in a hand-profiled ebony pickup ring. Finobacci are, of course, able to accommodate alternatives upon ordering.

The Ambassador really is a premium instrument. Components-wise, it's impeccable, with a Switchcraft jack, and ebony tone/volume knobs and CTS 500K pots.

You might have guessed, the Ambassador doesn't come cheap. It is priced £3,999, ships from September, and it'll arrive in a Hiscox thermally-insulated flight case.

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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