Preowned Michael Spalt G1304 “Vienna Goldtop”


The body shape is based on a template Michael Spalt’s friend/luthier Andreas Neubauer of Vienna salvaged from an old local luthier’s shop, ca. 1870’s. The one-piece body is hollow except for a block under the bridge, with an inset top finished with layers of gold and silver leaf applications and sealed with a resin coat. The graceful curves and the handrubbed finish are reminiscent of the well-worn Viennese coffe house chairs. Direct and dynamic with a nice touch of transparency in the tone. The neck is tightly fastened with a 3-bolt machine screw system, ensuring stability and good sustain. This series of Spalt guitars are called the “Vienna style”.

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Construction: 3-Bolt Solid Joint w/ Machine Screws & Inserts
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Scale: 24 3/4″
  • Tuners: Gotoh Vintage Style Locking
  • Pickups: BoneTop P-90s
  • Electronics: Volume, Tone w/Push-Pull
  • Bridge: Roller Bridge & Bigsby B5 Tremolo
  • Strap Buttons: Recessed Straplocks
  • Case Included