Look at this beauty we have here!! An absolute stunner that was hand built by Luthier Lenny Piroth-Robert of Daddy Mojo Electrics hailing from Montreal, Canada.
The initial idea behind this lovely instrument was a cross-pollination between pre-war parlor guitars (think Oscar Schmidt, Stella, early Martin) and the late-1930s ES-150/ES-250 archtops manufactured by Gibson. This guitar looks similar but is much different than the first Rosetta 1 models that featured a Charlie Christian pickup in the neck position, a chambered mahogany body and a carved maple cap, and the smaller body with short scale length.
This latest 2.0 iteration and it is built with structured laminated sides (yellow cedar and mahogany), an arched laminated back and a three-ply, pressed, laminated spruce top. This new version also sports a DeArmond Rhythm Chief re-issue vintage style pickup which is a single coil pickup that has been a staple feature of vintage archtops since the mid-1950s! It's a unique pick up that mounts to the fingerboard, with a rolling volume and tone knob located just underneath the bottom side of the art deco gold plated pick guard. It's a wonderfully designed pick up that floats above the soundboard of the guitar and captures the resonance vibrating from the guitar in spades!!
The Daddy Mojo Rosetta comes in two body sizes and scale lengths, the instrument we are offering here for your consideration is the newest version and is the full sized Parlor model 2 with the full 24-3/4" Scale length.
"I eventually got into guitar making by building whimsical instruments inspired by Depression-era jug bands after seeing an ancient cigar box guitar for the first time on the internet. Its sheer simplicity and historical significance struck a chord. I remember thinking it was the most beautiful object I’d seen in a very long time. I made a replica for myself in the studio and, quickly, one fretless three-string instrument multiplied into a few more. Soon enough my painting space was littered with dozens of weird sounding stringed oddities. This in essence was the beginning of Daddy Mojo Stringed Instruments. " Lenny Piroth-Robert
Some things in life are hard to quantify into words without the benefit of having first hand experience.... but I'll try my best to explain my experience for those of you that haven't had the chance to play this Daddy Mojo make and model.... The moment I took this guitar out of its case and sat down to play it, I could instantly tell this was really well built, and of high quality! You know what I mean... it's hard to explain, but you know it the moment it's in your hands! Fortunately, I was not disappointed at all after playing it.. I feared that my initial thoughts, and high expectations might let me down after playing! But that was not case, the Mahogany neck has a great satin finish for easy playability up and down, I'm particularly fond of the shape and size of parlor guitars, and this one feels like an old friend. It has a great feel in the hands, with a medium C shape that fits perfect,! We paired this guitar, and played straight into an SWR Cali Blonde and the pairing was of biblical proportions! Sprinkle in just a touch of reverb, compression, and your good to go!
Here are some general specs:
• ROSETTA - Model 2
• Solid Spruce top
• Archtop construction
• Mahogany (arched) back & sides
• Mahogany neck (satin finish)
• Adjustable neck design
• 12 3/4" lower bout, 8" waist, 9 1/4" upper bout
• 1 3/4 inch nut width
• Slotted headstock design
• 18.5" overall body length, 3" body thickness
• Custom Art-Deco gold plated tailpiece
• Gotoh 18/1 open gear tuners
• DeArmond Rhythm Chief pickup
• 8" waist
• 9-1/4" upper bout
• Coastal Blue (custom option)
Thanks for checking out this listing... If you have any questions or inquires please don't hesitate to ask. We hope you have a great day! Feel free to message us anytime with any questions.... requests for more photos... a video....etc. **International buyers, and also CONUS buyers should message us for more accurate shipping rates to their country or location in the USA, we are happy to accommodate all fellow guitar/music lovers around the 🌎 globe**