Amarante de Souza-Cardoso
The Ergon Amarante de Souza-Cardoso. Inspired by the portuguese painter Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, born in Amarante and one of the most renowed modernist painters of his time.
This instrument was part of a select group of pieces displayed by hand-picked luthiers from all over the world who showed their work in the Art Fair Tokyo 2019, under the curatorship of Daisuke Ushiku from atelier REZIKA. It was the first time that guitars were part of the exhibition, the biggest of it’s kind in Japan.
– 1 piece hondurian mahogany with dovetail slide-in set-thru joint
– Ebony fingerboard
– 25″ scale
– 12″ radius
– 22 Jescar Evo Gold medium frets
– Luminlay side dots
– Inlayed fret position marker at the 12th position
– Double-action trussrod (custom single stainless steel rod)
– Ebony string guide with Evo Gold zero fret
– Schertler tuners
– Fully hand-carved hollow body
– 1 piece hondurian mahogany top and back
– 320bridges wraparound style bridge with switchable ebony or brass saddle
– Custom cover plates made from cymbal brass
– Häussel custom humbucker pickup with ebony covers
– Bourns pots, 1 Volumes, 1 Tone
– Pure-Tone Multi-Contact Jack
– Flush-mounted Jim Dunlop Straploks
– Rubio Monocoat Oil and Wax
– Richter leather strap
– Benedyck ARTcase with bespoke inner structure
– 2.800 Kg
Photos by Miguel Manso.
Electronics by Simon Marx of Guitar Rehab Lisbon.