Michael Lewis Archtop Guitars

Acoustic Guitar August 2013

Michael Lewis Dream Feather 

“The Dream Feather is the result of a custom order for an ‘over the top’ seven-string, with tone and playability as the most important qualities, but it should look good too. I feel it is one of the best instruments I have made. It’s a very involved design and was worth the anguish and issues I had during the process of making it.”—Michael Lewis

SPECS: 17-inch body. Bear-claw Sitka spruce top. European maple back, sides, and neck. Ebony fingerboard and tailpiece. Rosewood bridge. Koa binding. 25.4-inch scale. Bartolini seven-string pickup. Waverly tuning machines. $30,000. michaellewisinstruments.com.

Excerpted from Acoustic Guitar August 2013

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