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Old 07-23-2016, 09:44 AM
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On the MIMF a chap named Eric is rebuilding a water-damaged Epiphone Triumph from 1938. He's going to measure and plot the top and back, but initial measurements show that it was carved a lot heavier and thicker than current practice. So I would say that there is something to the idea that early archtops were meant for heavy comping, and not a light touch.

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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