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Spook 08-23-2013 12:41 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 12:43 PM

here is one, more to follow

Spook 08-23-2013 12:45 PM

louparte 08-25-2013 07:51 AM

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

Rear shot

View from the side showing depth.

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

You can hear it on my youtube channel. It's used in several songs there,
including this one.

Pnewsom 08-26-2013 01:54 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. 2471NT -1.jpg 2471NT -2.jpg

J.R. Rogers 08-26-2013 04:29 PM

Pnewsom 08-26-2013 05:10 PM

Hey JR, that's pretty cool!

IndianaGeo 09-12-2013 01:48 AM


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



iim7V7IM7 09-12-2013 03:37 AM

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

73171 09-12-2013 09:15 AM

No, it's not mine!

Gibson Chet Atkins Super 4000


Spook 09-12-2013 10:32 AM


Originally Posted by iim7v7im7 (Post 3619470)

That Comins is beautiful..

SuperB23 09-12-2013 11:18 AM

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!!!

Howard Klepper 09-12-2013 11:19 AM

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

El Diablo 09-12-2013 11:46 AM


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

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 02:38 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...

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