17″ Equity Model

$1,949.00

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Description

The first Conti Archtop Guitar, the Equity was in production from 2009 to 2015. It featured a solid spruce top, solid maple back and sides with a 17 inch lower bout, and 24 fret Ebony fingerboard. The Equity was later succeeded by the Heirloom model in late 2016. Please enjoy some of our worldwide owners’ photos and commentaries below.

Customer Reviews

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H.J.-.F.A.
Most satisfying guitar I have owned!

Hi, Steve. I'd like to thank you again for your assistance. In all respects, this is far and away the most satisfying guitar that I have owned!

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W.H.-.G.T.
My Conti Equity goes on every gig

My 2012 Conti Equity in Blonde is right at the top of my favorite guitars of all time . . . and I've owned them all in 50+ years of professional playing. The fit and finish is exquisite, with action that provides just the right amount of "bounce" off the strings to make it a dream to play. As someone who plays barehand fingerstyle, two big features that my Conti shines at are pickup response and string spread in the right hand. The pickups have just the right amount of thump in the bass while giving me a smooth top end that is easy on the ears. String spread for right hand placement is perfect for a normal adult hand. I don't have to be conscious of where my fingers are naturally laying. And with the single pickup I prefer, it nudges me to use the full range of the guitar through bridge to neck plucking. All in all, my Conti Equity goes on every gig, is a superb performer sonically, and gets lots of compliments for visual appeal. I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!

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J.D.–.B.R.L.
I've not put it down since I got it

My name is James Dawson. I've been playing for over 50 years. Studied with Hank Mackie, Jimmy Foster, (who also built me 7 seven string guitars, they are unreal.) Emily Remler, and several more wonderful teachers. I've looked for one and could not find one. Long story short, mike called me back and they had found one RUBY RED. It looks like I could have gotten the last one that could be made. I do setups for a good many players in town. NEVER have I got a guitar in the mail that I didn't have to reface some frets, etc.. This guitar came perfect. 4/64 on 12 fret and perfect. It has one of the very best feeling necks I've ever felt. Has a ebony fingerboard with a flat radius. The neck is very smooth and plays very fast. I've waited to write so I can really give you my thoughts. I've not put it down since I got it. I've played 7 jobs with it and it looks like it could become my go to guitar. One other thing, the thickness of the body is perfect, the 17” body really surprised me. One of the most balanced guitars you will ever find. I GOT mine as a miracle to get the last one. I do hope Mr. Conti continues to produce this guitar. THE PRICE: outstanding for a solid guitar of the stature would cost at least $3,000. If you have one I know you will agree with me about the quality and the FUN playing. The new guitar really gave me a spark. That's worth the price!

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B.S.–.M.L.N.
Fit and finish is incredible

My new Robert Conti guitar is so well balanced it is a pleasure to work with. The fit and finish is incredible, the set-up that was done prior to shipping is right on. The comfort of the size, playability and weight is a joy to work with. It has now become my go to guitar regardless of the type of affair I am working. A very important aspect is that I do not get any feedback from the guitar regardless at the volume I'm working with. This guitar rivals any high priced archtops on the market today.

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J.S.-.H.F.
Very deep sound even unplugged

Glad to tell you, I received my Conti's Guitar this morning and I played the instrument right out of the box to see if everything was OK and all is perfect: an amazing instrument, light weight, easy to play, a very deep sound even unplugged. It has a very good sound and no fret buzz... and so, I am happy to receive this as a "gift from the travel gods!" I am proud to own this Conti Guitar which offers a such value for money. Having played classical guitar for many years, I discovered the world of the Jazz through Conti's videos and now the pleasure to play on his guitar. MERCI and BRAVO to this great teacher Monsieur Conti and his #1 team!

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B.F.-.B.N.
My Second Conti Guitar...Fantastic Instrument

Norway Calling, again! I bought my second Conti Guitar! New Blonde, fantastic instrument. I got my first in 2009. Since then, the Conti Guitar became my main guitar. The new one is just as lovely as the first. They each have their character in sound. I highly recommend this instrument. I also have the pleasure of owning a Henriksen Jazz Amp. This amp works very well with this guitar. Recommend it highly. What is so good with the guitar? Well, it is incredibly easy to play. It has a lovely sound, not to mention quality from top to toe. It has a reverberation that is amazing. Intonation and mechanics is certainly on par with everything else of top quality. My Gibson ES-175 has not been in use since 2009. My first Conti Guitar has just gotten better and better. The timber does not crack, and the neck and body are stable. If you did compare my new guitar with the first, which is five years older, then you would probably not be able to guess that it was five years difference. But they have of course their own unique sound. If there is someone in Norway, Trondheim city, which has been wanting to try the guitar, please contact me. I am the sound and music teacher at Trondheim Cathedral School (Secondary). Again I thank Mike, Robert and the team around the guitar and learning material for again showing fabulous service. Yes, I hold on to forget - test out the fantastic learning material Robert has created. He is a hugely talented educator and guitarist - arguably world class practiced within its genre. I have two great role models in jazz. It's Pat Martino and Robert Conti.

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R.K.-.A.S.
Amazed at the action and playability

I am amazed that the action and playability of my new Conti Guitar is what it is. It is so much fun to play, I can't put it down. When a guitar is easy to play, it encourages you to play more! It amazes me the value. I have spent a lot more money for guitars, and they did not play as well as my Conti. Thanks Robert for a great value!

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