Located in Portland



Freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, this Nico Moffa Mithra is dialed in and ready to join you on the concert hall stage or wherever you may choose to perform.  It's an astounding guitar in Excellent condition with only modest signs of having been played.  It comes with a custom-made Benedykt Art hard shell case which befits the quality of the guitar. 

This is guitar making taken to the highest level, a perfect marriage of old school European craftsmanship with a thorough understanding of the playing characteristics required by world class instrumentalists.  Every detail of this guitar was conceived and executed with the highest levels of skill and passion.  If you're looking for something that will fire your creative spirit and partner with you to reach your highest levels of performance, look no further. 

Please feel free to give us a call for an in-hand description and to answer any questions you may have.  See below for more details and specifications.


From his workshop in the Adriatic port city of Pescara, noted Italian luthier Nico Moffa has built a dedicated and ever-expanding clientele among discriminating jazz guitarists worldwide.  Nico Moffa's guitars were first noticed when Kurt Rosenwinkel started playing them.

Nico comes from the long tradition of Italian violin and cello making. His aim is to give guitars the nobility of those instruments - in their pure acoustic sound, and in their aesthetics as well. He favors minimal elegance - no fretboard dots, no inlays, and you can see the elegance radiating from the instrument. Nico’s finishes are recipes based on those used for violins, cellos, etc., as he believes this allows the wood to resonate at its best. 


Cases produced by ART Case Artur Benedykt are widely recognized and appreciated by eminent luthiers and guitarists from all around the world. We are creating unique cases since 1987.

My mission statement is to produce elegant, one-of-a-kind guitar cases, exhibiting not only a perfect style but also protective properties. My products’ great merit is their extremely high quality. In my work I use materials made in Poland.  I personally test my materials beforehand. I have also designed a very comfortable bearing element which is attached to each case. It is characterised by perfect balance and comfortable for carrying. For the exterior of my cases I use a material called “Eco Leather”. This is a substitute for natural leather, it is extremely resistant to mechanical damage and does not absorb water.  I am a sole trader, which is why my output amounts to 10 bespoke cases monthly, manufactured to the requests of my clients.  Every case is designed with passion and engagement.


Gold Schaller Da Vinci Tuners with Ebony Buttons

1 11/16" Ebony Nut

Maple Neck with 24 3/4" Scale Length

Neck Depth .82" at First Fret and 1.04" at Twelfth Fret

22 Large Frets in Excellent Condition

Unmarked Ebony Fingerboard with 12" Radius

Custom-Made Nico Moffa Floating Humbucker

Ebony Bridge and Tailpiece

Hand-Carved Val de Fiemme Italian Spruce Top with Hand-Carved European Flame Maple Back & Sides in Violin Burst Finish

Ebony Pickguard

Weight 5 lb 0 oz

Custom Benedykt Art Case

No Serial Number


We want you to be happy with your purchase and we try to represent the condition of all used and vintage guitars as accurately as possible in our listings.  Every used guitar shows some signs of play wear and vintage models even more so.  We call out all areas of damage or unusual wear, and describe the overall condition based upon what is "normal" for the age of the instrument.  Expect to see minor dings, finish checking, or other evidence of normal use and aging which may not be captured by photography or explicitly mentioned in the listing. 

We recognize that everyone has their own personal standard of what constitutes acceptable wear and tear.  If play wear is especially critical for you, please contact us at the Shop for a complete in-hand description and to answer any questions you may have.  Your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us.    


Year : 2018
Model : Mithra
Finish : Violin Burst
Case : Custom Benedykt Art Case
Weight : 5 lb 0 oz
Condition : Excellent