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Old 02-12-2014, 06:07 PM
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I only have two archtops, a Gibson ES-140 and a Benedetto Andy (the carved version, the only one available now). Iím an old cornet player who is still in the transition mode (of learning the guitar). I grew up listening to and playing the old standards and jazz, and find the sound of archtops to be captivatingly beautiful. I love looking at the photos you guys post here too!







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Old 02-12-2014, 07:12 PM
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Wow. Some beautiful stuff here. Too bad archtops don't really fit my profile tonewise.
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:06 PM
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My first archtop own/build. Bennedetto style "pallet" challenge circa 2005 built from salvage white pine and cherry from an unsplittable chunk of firewood. Despite the obvious defects this guitar sounded great, very strong midrange and held up at bluegrass jams. It always got alot of attention. Unfortunately lost in a fire in 2009 and not yet replaced. The irony of it all...

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Old 02-13-2014, 07:35 AM
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While mine does not compare to many that have been depicted here, I have a 2010 Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin II:



I can't post a pic of mine - but, this should be the one from Godin's website...

http://www.godinguitars.com/godin5th...kingpincwp.htm
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:42 AM
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Hi all....thanks for posting nice photos of some beautiful instruments.

Its going to be "snowed in" day here in CT, USA, so thought I'd slip a photo in just to pass the time. I posted this to the jazz and Guild guitar forums some time ago, for those that feel a "Deja Vu" sensation.



Left to Right: 1949 Gibson L-7c, 1950 Epiphone Triumph Regent, 1956 Guild X-175 Manhattan.

Hope you like......I enjoy seeing three different takes on the 17" cutaway design from that era.

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Old 02-13-2014, 10:09 AM
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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.



I have heard that Tamura-san apprenticed with John D'Angelico, and he built many of those guitars. Do you have the "Tamura" sig on the internal bass side sticker?
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:04 PM
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A couple archies and two of their flattop cousins.

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Old 02-15-2014, 09:39 AM
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:55 AM
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17" Kim Walker Cremona.

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Old 02-15-2014, 12:36 PM
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my steve holst archtop, with a carved spruce top and laminated maple back and sides (you can press the photos for full size)



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I'm in....

My Eastman Pagelli PG2:




And the Eastman in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwSIXrfMqA4

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Here's my Gibson Custom Shop Wes Montgomery L-5

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Old 02-17-2014, 11:34 AM
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A red L-5 is my dream guitar, no question

Here's my 2 '70's Ibanezes

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Old 02-17-2014, 05:05 PM
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:27 PM
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Beautiful guitars guys! I'll add some pics when I get the chance. That Benedetto Andy has some of the best looking f holes I've ever seen. Awesome stuff, there's one on ebay right now for about 10k, no way i could ever afford that lol
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