40458-R L21, signed April, 2004, 58th instrument that Hans signed.
Red Spruce top. This was the prototype for the A5C that Hans built later on. The L-21 has a deeper body than the A5C , and has Euro maple back. A James tailpiece has since been added and the original Schaller tuners have been replaced with Elites.
This is a varnish “large” A model (10″ wide – 1/2″ larger than a standard A) and made with flame maple and West Virginia Red spruce, carved and contoured ebony pickguard.