History’s Legacy Collection Model

Teardrop 16” Acoustic Archtop



Here is our brand new and custom made 16” Teardrop Acoustic Archtop model from the History’s Legacy Collection :

Based on its smaller sister, the 15” Concerto Signature model line, The owner and I had a vision that would cross many decades from the history of the Archtop Guitars in America but also, the legacy that these moments in time brought to the advancing of what is to me, the most beautiful acoustic instrument there will ever be along it’s siblings from the string quartet family.

We decided to keep the best features from our Concerto Signature models and bring it to a higher level or craftsmanship while making a string tribute to the legacy that John D’Angelico built with his beautiful instruments and his well-regarded Teardrop model he made and designed in the 50’s

There guitar has a wonderful choice of tone woods that makes for a really expressive and responsive, versatile instrument that shines in many styles of music and guitar playing. A side sound port was added for a more intimate relation between the player and his instrument. It is, like its base model; the Concerto Signature, completely assembled like a String Quartet Instrument, traditional Neck Tennon and Mortise and the greatest care to graduation of the plates and tuning of the whole instruments and modes.

The braces are Rancourt Guitars own original design, hand carved in the top itself to enhance the harmonic response & complexity, it’s power,  to reduce loosing vibration through glued straight joints and to give a more balance natural  tone and resonance to a wider frequency range throughout the top. That technic also allows for a more equal harmonic response on single notes, making the whole instruments range sound fuller and deeper.

The result is a highly vibrant instrument with a very large dynamic range and a beautiful articulate voice


  • Hand Carved Solid Salvaged Figured Western Red Cedar Top with Carved in Braces

  • Hand Carved Solid Figured Bolivian Rosewood  Back & Sides

  • Deluxe Signature Neck:

    • Figured Torrified maple

    • Figure Silver Maple

    • Black Walnut Center Core

  • Flame Maple Bound Gabon Ebony Fingerboard

  • Flame Maple Binding around the Top & back

  • Herringbone Purfling Design on the Top Contours

  • Gabon Ebony Headplate with volute and decorative laminations

  • Deluxe Art Deco & Cadillac Headstock Design and Hand Cut Logo

  • K&K Sound Big Twin Internal Transducer Pickup System & Custom Rancourt Guitars Floating Single Coil Pickup

  • Deluxe Rancourt Guitars Carved Ebony Compensated Bridge

  • 12” Radius

  • Gotoh 510 Vintage Open Gears Clover Tuners

  • Finish: Deep Black Gloss Top & Light Autumn Leaves Burst on the Back & Sides

  • Custom Military Case Included

  • Dimensions:

    • Body size: 16”

    • Body Thickness: 3”

    • Nut Width: 44.5 mm & 54.5mm at the saddle

    • Scale: 25”

  • 12-56 John Pearse Acoustic Strings

Price: Starting at 25 000$ USD

(More options available on custom orders, see the Custom Options section)

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Rancourt Guitars Teardrop History's Legacy Collection Model - Alfie