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 Post subject: Archtop guitars
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:17 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Archtop guitars
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:34 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Archtop guitars
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:36 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Archtop guitars
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:16 pm 
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Sadly, I don't think this sub-forum gets enough traffic, but I'm glad it's here.

I like both of these instruments very much. I love archtops. Rollo's guitar features fancy wood and appointments, and that's always cool. It's beautiful and it appears to be a fully acoustic instrument. I haven't seen a lot of acoustic archtops on any forums lately. I love it!

Ake's appears to be visually simpler, but there's nothing wrong with that. I like simplicity. And with the addition of the pickup, it appears to be gig-ready at the local jazz club. I love it, too!

I am sure I would enjoy playing either of these instruments (but I'm not a lefty, so it can't ever happen for me with Rollo's beautiful guitar. If I ever find myself in Sweden, it could possibly happen with Ake's instrument). I have a hunch a lot of others out here would say the same thing about both instruments.

Well done, my friends! I love archtop guitars!

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 Post subject: Re: Archtop guitars
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:19 pm 
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One I made this past year for a client. Solid Adirondack top, Maple everything else. Seymore Duncan P-Pail pickups, acoustic piezo imbedded in the bridge to allow acoustic sound with flip of a switch.


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 Post subject: Re: Archtop guitars
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:12 pm 
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Love me some archtops!

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 Post subject: Re: Archtop guitars
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:52 pm 
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Chris (Alvarado), that is one scrumptious archtop! It features two of the most voluptuous f-holes I have ever seen. It appears to have incredibly full arches. Maybe that's a trick of the lighting set up, but I have never seen anything quite like it. It strikes me as being a very "Reubenesque" instrument. I've never seen anything quite like those pickups, either, but I don't get around as much as I used to. I like it!


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 Post subject: Re: Archtop guitars
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:41 am 
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Cphanna, thanks so much for the kind words. This was the first archtop that I've ever made. (I'm an acoustic builder) I just used the Benedetto book and plans along with my knowledge of acoustic builds and came up with this. I saw a picture of an archtop on Google that inspired these F-holes (not sure of the original luthier)

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 Post subject: Re: Archtop guitars
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:18 pm 
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Do you have any sound clips of this beauty...single, dual magnetics and the piezo in the bridge?
If it sounds like it looks, it ought to be a killer!

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