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s2y 12-12-2018 08:21 AM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ps3ff0c5ef.jpg

Still my only archtop. I'd like to get something with PAF pickups at some point.

rockabilly69 12-12-2018 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by mr. beaumont (Post 5902357)



Godin Kingpin

Chords and melody in this remind me Stevie Wonder's "Cause We Ended As Lovers" that Jeff Beck played on Blow By Blow...

https://youtu.be/IriEq4H1XSU

rockabilly69 12-12-2018 01:44 PM

whoops double post!

815C 12-15-2018 12:41 AM

One more clip. I recorded this at a gig tonight with my phone...


Livingston 12-15-2018 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by 815C (Post 5919557)
One more clip. I recorded this at a gig tonight with my phone...


Wow! :eek: Really an awesome band!

radiofm74 12-17-2018 04:22 PM

Loar & Höfner
 
OK so I just posted this picture in my “new member” thread, but here are my two archtops. The brunette is a Loar LH-700 fitted with a ’53 DeArmond Guitar Mike. It needed some light luthier work but is an amazing guitar, and the pickup is wonderful. The blonde is a fairly new acquisition: a ’53 Höfner 465 with a great Rhythm Chief (I have not yet determined the year but it must be a ‘60s piece. The sound through the pickup is wonderful. The acoustic sound is more metallic than the voice of the Loar and I think I’ll have to experiment a bit with strings.

I dream of getting an old Epiphone and sooner or later I will, despite that I am in Europe and life is unfair to vintage archtop wannabe-collectors in the Old World…

https://i.imgur.com/uhMMI98.jpg

PS: Hi Jeff, glad to find you here mate! :D

Prof_Stack 12-20-2018 11:13 AM

Godin 5th Avenue Jazz model. I bought it used from GC last December with the intention of learning how to play jazz guitar. But I actually play it more as an acoustic archtop than plugged in. Jazz lessons will start in 2019. This Godin taught me that laminated guitars are not necessarily a bad thing.
https://i.imgur.com/xbXLtNI.jpg

tdq 12-21-2018 10:23 PM

My daughter and I with my Loar 700.
A bit rough around the edges but fun nonetheless.

slewis 12-23-2018 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by 815C (Post 5919557)
One more clip. I recorded this at a gig tonight with my phone...


(Um, I’m not sure you had that Fmin7#DimAugSusp9th chord quite right. But what the heck...)

Very cool — thanks for the share!

terken 01-02-2019 09:23 PM

Here is a 15” Sitka/Mahogany model I built. The Sitka came from the old Bellanca Aircraft wing works in my home town. When they closed in the 80’s a guy in town got all these quarter sawn Sitka blanks that were perfect for a small archtop.

In another life the top would have been part of a wing holding a turbocharged Bellanca Super Viking in the air!

I put the Bellanca logo at the 12th fret.

It is a very comfortable size.

https://i252.photobucket.com/albums/...psfjl1duqt.jpg

Steve DeRosa 01-03-2019 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by terken (Post 5936751)
Here is a 15” Sitka/Mahogany model I built. The Sitka came from the old Bellanca Aircraft wing works in my home town. When they closed in the 80’s a guy in town got all these quarter sawn Sitka blanks that were perfect for a small archtop.

In another life the top would have been part of a wing holding a turbocharged Bellanca Super Viking in the air!

I put the Bellanca logo at the 12th fret.

It is a very comfortable size.

https://i252.photobucket.com/albums/...psfjl1duqt.jpg

Um, you didn't by any chance use a '61 Kay Galaxie as your template, did you...? :confused:


https://images.reverb.com/image/uplo...1u4bxgicvd.jpg

terken 01-03-2019 01:28 PM

Nothing new under the sun is there?

Cool :)

Steve DeRosa 01-03-2019 09:29 PM

Picked one up last month at a flea market for $30 w/period SSC - cleaned up nicely (there was some pretty curly maple buried under six decades of crud), Kelvinator pickup sounds great, sweet neck (very much like an early-60's Gibson Slim-Taper) but needs a bridge and a good setup job as well as some incidental parts (pickup ring, truss rod cover); makes a nice rhythm box, and my wife's been looking for something smaller/lighter than my Gretsch E-Matic and Godin CW II, so it seems this one's got a bright future ahead... :guitar:


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