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Spook 08-23-2013 01:41 PM

Archtop Photo Thread
 
Archtops are the most elegant of guitars. The organic flow is musical even when the guitar rests on a stand. I hope you will share your photos even if they have been posted elsewhere previously. We all enjoy seeing them.

RobertForman 08-23-2013 01:43 PM

here is one, more to follow http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8074/8...1c02acbb_b.jpg

Spook 08-23-2013 01:45 PM

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r...GP2392-001.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-R...GP2396-001.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-r...0/IMGP2540.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-p...0/IMGP2537.JPG

louparte 08-25-2013 08:51 AM

A size comparison of my big archtop with a dread cutaway and an auditorium sized guitar.

http://www.marcellis.net/music/image...rop_front3.jpg

Rear shot

http://music.marcellis.net/archtopback.jpg

View from the side showing depth.

http://music.marcellis.net/guitarjack.jpg

For recording electric guitar parts, it's my 'go-to' guitar.
I record with it more than any other.

http://www.marcellis.net/music/archtopalone.jpg

http://www.marcellis.net/music/humpb...eupreduced.JPG

You can hear it on my youtube channel. It's used in several songs there,
including this one. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nz6oKwsKR2c

Pnewsom 08-26-2013 02:54 PM

This is my Ibanez, 2471NT archtop, I bought it new in 1978. These guitars were handmade, and are somewhat rare.

It started out without a pickup, but I added the Johnny Smith. It features a carved spruce top, with laminated maple back and sides. Very good acoustic tone, especially with the D'Addario Chrome flats, light gauge. Electrically it sounds very much the same as it does acoustic, but with deeper bass and crisper trebles available. It's a dream to play and sounds fantastic through my BF VibroluxReverb. However, it will feed back if pushed too loud so I generally use it for non-drummer gigs. I like it for R&B, blues, folk, country, or pretty much anything you could think of. Works well finger style or flat picked.

I have also been using it for solo work, combining an external mic with the Johnny Smith pup to add little more acousticness to the mix. I run the pickup through a RedEye DI, sending direct to the board and also to the Vibrolux. Very usable sound, and a nice way to escape the UST quack blues.

http://newsom.ca/ibanez/Ibanez 2471NT -1.jpg
http://newsom.ca/ibanez/Ibanez 2471NT -2.jpg
http://newsom.ca/ibanez/Ibanez-2471NT-3.jpg

J.R. Rogers 08-26-2013 05:29 PM

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8...0/IMG_0034.JPG

Pnewsom 08-26-2013 06:10 PM

Hey JR, that's pretty cool!

IndianaGeo 09-12-2013 02:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J.R. Rogers (Post 3599192)

Monteleone?

IG

iim7V7IM7 09-12-2013 04:37 AM

Comins Classic
 
carpathian spruce top/western bigleaf maple back and sides, 16" lower bout x 3" @ rim with a 25" scale


http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...psc925fe45.jpg

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...psa8ec0a19.jpg

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...psa8c9f992.jpg

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps03fa77d2.jpg

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps12b308f4.jpg

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1d279fda.jpg

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps63c7f0d4.jpg

73171 09-12-2013 10:15 AM

No, it's not mine!

Gibson Chet Atkins Super 4000


[IMG]http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps3b92fad0.jpg[/IMG]

Spook 09-12-2013 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iim7v7im7 (Post 3619470)
<pics>

That Comins is beautiful..

SuperB23 09-12-2013 12:18 PM

My wife bought me this one for our 10th Anniversary in July this year. Its a limited edition White D'Angelico Excel. Its a cheaper Korean made model but it looks, sounds, and plays great!!!

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps4c95035d.jpg

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/q...psa73199c0.jpg

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps6d723ea3.jpg

Howard Klepper 09-12-2013 12:19 PM

My personal guitar. 16" body, 24-1/2" scale.

http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL362.../187509606.jpg

El Diablo 09-12-2013 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by louparte (Post 3597347)
A size comparison of my big archtop with a dread cutaway and an auditorium sized guitar.

http://www.marcellis.net/music/image...rop_front3.jpg

What's the one in the middle? It's as if they purposefully didn't try to hide the fact that it's a knock off.

How's it play and sound? Specs?

ronbo 09-12-2013 03:38 PM

Beautiful guitars! Love the flame on the Comins and the cool old Ibanez!

Howard, what is the stick on the bridge of your beauty?

My Eastman AR610, mahagony B/S...

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/...ps21de584c.jpg


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