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It had just slightly offset double cutaways with a slightly extended upper horn and a slightly deeper treble cutaway. The body was mahogany with a carved, figured koa top with a glued-in mahogany neck.
The 22-fret rosewood fingerboard had a 251/2″ scale, dot inlays, and a Hamer three-and-three head.
The Artist Archtop (sometimes also called the Artist Arched Top or Archtop Artist -fun, eh?
) was very similar to the Sunburst Archtop, introduced in ’91.
The vibrato was a non-locking Wilkinson VSV vibrato combined with chrome locking Sperzel tuners.The Mirage was equipped with three Seymour Duncan single-coil-sized humbuckers (all perpendicular to the strings) – a Hot Rail at the bridge and two split-rail Vintage Rails.These were controlled by a five-way select and one volume and one tone control.Finish options included Cherry Transparent and natural.In ’95 the Mirage was joined by the Mirage II, which differed in that it had a carved maple top and two Seymour Duncan humbuckers, with three-way select and no bypass switch.
This was essentially the same as the Archtop Artist, except it lacked body and fingerboard binding, and had dot inlays.