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Old 06-08-2018, 10:49 AM
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Default Andrew Mowry archtops?

Hi. I know Andrew's work as a mandolin builder, and I profiled him for Mandolin Magazine. But I've never seen or heard one of his archtop guitars. Anyone out there own one, or have played one enough to form an opinion?

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Old 06-08-2018, 03:16 PM
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Hi, I’ve always wanted to try out Andrew’s work—the aesthetic fidelity to vintage Gibsons is striking and the craftsmanship is incredibly clean. I think the fellow who runs Carmel Music has had one or two of Andrew’s 16” archtops and would be a good contact. He’s also carried Steve Gilchrist’s similar instruments. Good luck and let us know what you find! —Richard
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Old 06-11-2018, 05:53 PM
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I was hoping there would be some response. I've been a little surprised there hasn't been much mention of archtops by mandolin makers since I started looking at this forum. Seems like a natural since the first archtops were built by a mandolin maker (right?) Besides Mowry' Bill Bussman of Old Wave comes to mind & I have an archtop from Bruce Weber, a recent acquisition that I'm loving playing but the only other archtop I've played was a 30's L50 at a music store so it's hard for me to draw much of a comparison there. Those Mowry's do look fine!
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You should post a pic and tell us a little more about the Weber archtop. I wrote a very longwinded piece on an archtop by mandolin-maker Steve Gilchrist. I agree the overlaps are considerable.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:03 PM
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You should post a pic and tell us a little more about the Weber archtop. I wrote a very longwinded piece on an archtop by mandolin-maker Steve Gilchrist. I agree the overlaps are considerable.
I posted a thread a little while back https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=508832

* Found your Gilchrist thread, she's a beaut! I've never played a Gilchrist guitar or mando but I know the name is one of the most respected in the business. Way out of my league but then so is the Weber. Inspiring to attempt to play though. I'm at the point in life where I appreciate having nice instruments to play on and anyway, when the time comes they'll still be worth a bit so why not? I'd love to try one of those Mowry's too. I saw one of the GBOM's in the classifieds once & was sorely tempted. I bet the guitars would be wonderful.
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