Alan Arnold Guitars

        
Example of Mercury acoustic guitar
   Mercury Guitar

 

The Mercury was originally designed for Duncan McKenzie, who needed a guitar to suit his “softer “ style of playing, but would have the sound and punch he needed for larger venues.

The body shape and depth gives the Mercury a large internal volume, but without looking like a large guitar. Duncan’s Mercury guitar has Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, but the standard model's Mahogany or Indian Rosewood body still makes for a fabulously sounding guitar.

Mercury – the winged messenger, who used his speed to deliver wealth to the world
Specification - Dimensions ( mm / ~inch )
  Phaedra Pegasus Phoenix Mercury Beltane  AB49  Rezolution BB Rezolution SB
Body length 500 500 495 506 / 19 29/32 506 500 500 500
Width 370 390 395 400 / 15 11/16 400 390 390 370
Depth 110 120 125 120 / 4 11/32 125 120 115 100
Scale length 630 630 650 650 / 25 1/2 736 860 647 647
Nut width 46.5 45.5 46 46 / 1 13/16 46.5 45.5 46-47 46-47

Specification - Standard Materials & Options
Top European Spruce  or  Sitka Spruce  or  Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides Mahogany  or  Indian Rosewood
Neck Quarter sawn Mahogany with twin Carbon fibre inserts and two way truss rod
Fingerboard Ebony bound with Ebony, so no fret ends showing !
Bridge, Bridge Pins,
   & head veneer
Ebony
Nut & Saddle  Bone 
Position/side Dots MOP  or  Abalone
Bindings Flamed Maple 
Bracing X braced - scalloped
Purflings bwbwb to front :  bwbw to back
Rosette Herringbone + bwb purfling surround
Bridge Pins Ebony
Finish Nitro Cellulose
Frets Dutch – Medium
Tuners Gotoh nickel or chrome, as available.
Case Hiscox Liteflite case inc in standard price
Pick ups (optional extra) Headway         (see Headway pickups on the Custom Guitar page )

Notes

  • Each guitar is individually handmade using the very highest quality materials and construction techniques.
  • In addition to the above, this guitar can be custom built to your specification - please see the Custom Guitars page.
  • Mercury Guitar shown in photo is a Custom Brazilian Rosewood model.