Here is a gorgeous mango-topped 2009 Lipe Virtuoso with hardshell case. Serial number 006. It is used but in excellent condition with almost no playing wear. Upon very close inspection there are a few light scratches or scuffs but they are extremely difficult to detect. Equatorial mahogany body with highly figured mango top. Maple neck with matching mango head cap & Madagascar rosewood fingerboard with 22 tall rounded medium jumbo frets. The recessed neck plate & sculpted neck heel make access to the higher register a breeze. Amalfitano pickups. Hipshot tremolo & locking tuners. 8 pounds 4 ounces. This guitar has a bold, clear, focused sound. Chords punch through the mix nicely with great articulation while single notes chime. While there aren't a lot of overtones with this guitar sustain is fantastic with lots of fundamental. Playability is second to none. This guitar will make a hard rock player very happy.
Mike Lipe is a highly respected LA-area luthier who headed the Ibanez US custom shop as well as working for Mighty Mite and building artist guitars for Yamaha & Peavey. His own guitars show off his craftsmanship, aesthetic & 40+ years of experience most admirably.