Paquet 'Esperanto 17' Archtop #1803 Used
Where to start with this brilliant instrument. Handmade in 2018 near Montreal from renowned luthier Steve Paquet. Classic from a distance but with a number of unique design elements.
17in bout X-braced body, cedar top, 20+year aged maple back and neck with double wall thickness maple/pine sides. Kent Armstrong Jazzy Joe pickup with volume and tone controls, D'Aquisto-style all-wood bridge, Grover Sta-Tite plate tuners.
Additional and more detailed specs listed in final picture.
This instrument has an unbelievable warm and smooth tone, with plenty of projection.
9+/10 cosmetic condition with the only minor ding on the back of the neck (pictured), otherwise nearly no evidence of wear. Perfect setup. Includes hardshell case and paperwork from the builder.