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Old 01-06-2017, 08:10 AM
MC5C MC5C is offline
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They are lovely guitars, that's for sure. Not sure I would call them arch-tops as much as hollow or chambered body electric guitars, but that's nit-picking. Using solid maple carved for the top takes it out of the acoustic guitar category, but would be ideal for a performance instrument in a loud band setting. Similar guitars are available from PRS, Gibson makes a chambered Les Paul, Fender makes (or made) chambered Telecasters, and all for the reasons quoted - an "earthier, more organic tone". I made an electric/archtop cross-over guitar, based on a fully chambered (completely hollow inside) mahogany body with a fully carved, tap-tuned and X-braced cedar top, and it has a beautiful electric jazz tone at low volumes, sustains like a solid body guitar, and feeds back like a full body archtop...
Brian Evans
1935 Dobro model 25 resonator
1943 Paramount (made by Kay) mandolin
1946 Epiphone Zephyr electric archtop
1957 Hofner Senator archtop
1962 Gibson Melody Maker electric
1963 National Dynamic lap steel
1996 Landola jumbo
1998 Godin Artisan TC electric
1998 Epiphone SG electric
2010 GoldTone PBR-CA resonator
2015 Evans electric archtop
2016 Evans archtop
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