2000s Carlo Robelli Manhattan D-120 Electric Jazz Guitar

Sam Ash imported these fancy jazzbox guitars from Korea and sold them under their Carlo Robelli name. This guitar -- the "Manhattan" model -- is essentially identical to the Peerless-branded Monarch guitars which are often priced about $1400 around the net. It has a solid spruce top (possibly carved) over maple back and sides and features lots of pearl bling in the fretboard, a fancy headstock, Johnny Smith-style pickup, and slick trim on the body.

Clearly, it's pointed directly at the modern jazz guitar market and that's just what it does well -- that woody, subdued, mellow, fundamental-sounding stuff that you can noodle with for days. It even came in for consignment with what appears to be a set of Thomastik flats on it (though I swapped out the B&E strings for 16/12 instead of 17/13 during setup).

The neck is comfortable and not-too-tiny, the handling is nice, and it played well right out of the gate. My only work on it was a glorified setup, though I do have to note that a previous owner modified it to add a tone knob on the pickguard in addition to the original volume knob.

Repairs included: a light cleaning and a good setup.

Setup notes: it plays perfectly with 1/16" action overall at the 12th fret. The bridge has plenty of adjustment room up/down and string gauges are roughly 54w-12 flats with a wound G. 

Scale length: 24 5/8"
Nut width: 1 11/16"
String spacing at nut: 1 1/2"
String spacing at bridge: 2 1/8"
Body length: 20 3/4"
Lower bout width: 17"
Waist width: 10 1/2"
Upper bout width: 12 1/4"
Side depth at endpin: 3"
Top wood: solid spruce
Back/sides wood: ply maple
Bracing type: tonebar
Fretboard: rosewood
Bridge: adjustable rosewood (for wound-G stringing)
Neck feel: slim C/D-shape, ~12" radius

Condition notes: overall it's quite clean but there is a tiny chip of wood missing at the back of the headstock near the finial on top (pictured down this post). There are also a few of what look like water-marks (but aren't) at the headstock, though they're faint and non-obvious. Aside from that there's only the extra tone control that was added (a decent job) and minor usewear on the body but nothing obvious.

It comes with: a nice hard case.