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Old 11-15-2019, 01:06 PM
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I have the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin and just bought a Gretsch 5422 that I really like, and was also thinking the Gretsch might be a good option. There are many, of course, for sure! Her ears and fingers will be able to tell far better than any of us what's "best" for her.
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Old 11-15-2019, 01:26 PM
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What about one of those new pretend Epiphone archtops which have built in elecs and there might be one smaller than 16" - like the Masterbuilt Olympic ?
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Old 11-15-2019, 01:33 PM
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What about one of those new pretend Epiphone archtops which have built in elecs and there might be one smaller than 16" - like the Masterbuilt Olympic ?
Generally, I try not to recommend awful instruments to people.
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Old 11-15-2019, 01:34 PM
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What about one of those new pretend Epiphone archtops which have built in elecs and there might be one smaller than 16" - like the Masterbuilt Olympic ?
One of my favorite new acts, Miss Myra, plays one. Seems to work for her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dUKcbQryEg
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:21 PM
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Gretsch New Yorker comes to mind. Amber Rubarth plays one. 25" scale and 1.75 " nut width

Guild Newark Savoy a-150 is a bit smaller. 24.75" scale and 1.67 nut.

I agree with the trip to a "big box" strategy.
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Old 11-16-2019, 04:07 PM
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Generally, I try not to recommend awful instruments to people.
Jeff, I know that they aren't "real" archtops, but the ones I tried were nice enough to play and sounded nice plugged in - I was somewhat bemused when my friend, a jazzer and I visited a shop to see these "acoustic" archtops and the sales guy set up a Roland cube for us.
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Old 11-18-2019, 02:25 AM
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Maybe a tenor guitar is the answer. Neko Case, for example.
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