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Old 07-25-2015, 12:21 AM
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Archtops are the most elegant of guitars. The organic flow is musical even when the guitar rests on a stand. I hope you will share your photos even if they have been posted elsewhere previously. We all enjoy seeing them.
Hi! Great thread! I love archtopictorials!




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Old 09-18-2015, 06:37 PM
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Here are a couple of pics of my one archtop:





An Eastman 905.
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:45 PM
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1946 Epiphone Broadway.



1967 Epiphone ES339(?) A copy of the Gibson 335.

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Old 09-19-2015, 02:17 AM
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So many beautiful instruments. I congratulate the owners and admire their taste and the artistry of the builders.

My own arch-top is a modestly featured instrument but it also logs a lot of studio hours. It is my main studio guitar.

I can get very tight, crisp no-sustain single-note lead scales out of it or because of its depth and its short, fat F-holes,
it can give me warm, wide chords full of tremolo and reverb in the same song.

DEPTH F:holes



But y'all sure have some gorgeous arch-tops, out of my league.
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1936 Kalamazoo KG-31, 1951 Gibson L-48, 1953 Gibson L-4



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1936 Kalamazoo KG-31, 1951 Gibson L-48, 1953 Gibson L-4



Wow! That is a sweet trio. Congrats'
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:18 AM
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Love playing this late 30's Gretsch Model 35! When I found this for sale nearby it was grimy as could be but otherwise I could see it was in good shape. It has cleaned up nicely and is now a great sounding and responsive guitar. At some point it was refinished as the top should be a burst but I like this look better. I recently stripped the gummy finish off most of the neck, now the neck is fast. I also removed the pick guard to get some extra sound. It's a gem!





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Old 10-02-2015, 10:12 AM
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Fabulous looking Gretsch!
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:39 AM
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Thanks Richard. Though what really is impressive about this guitar is it's sound combined with it's playability. I swear this guitar feels like it helps move my fingers for me causing me to play better. It's strung with Martin Retro lights which is a good choice for it.
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:02 PM
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That's wonderful if it plays great and sounds good too. My own experience is that really good archtops are much harder to find (and I guess, to build) than good flattops. I think a lot of folks get turned off by encountering archtops that are hard to play and don't sound that good. Understandable I guess. But a great archtop is unsurpassable for me.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:46 PM
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some beauties in this thread

here's mine.

2000 Gibson ES-137 (modded, added bigsby)


2011 Broadway


2012 Swingster Royale


2004 Epi Elitist Country Gent


2010 Regent
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:56 PM
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Pictures are ones taken at the factory just prior to shipping.





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Old 10-22-2015, 09:54 AM
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Digits,

Hope you're planning on a detailed review of that new baby, including lots of pictures, and perhaps soundclips?
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:17 AM
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Here's an updated family photo:


Added is a 1932 Gibson L-5 (with non-kerfed braces!), and missing is my Eastman 805 non-cutaway, which I've lent to a friend.
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Old 10-28-2015, 02:21 PM
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My archtop. A 1961 Framus, bought sight unseen, but in very good condition. It's purdy and fun to play. Hope you like it.

http://pandinus.deviantart.com/art/V...amus-568864737

P.S. Didn't know how to get photos up here so linked a photo of guitar I uploaded to deviantArt.

P.P.S. Photo is of guitar prior to me owning it, same guitar but at the time owned by the proprietor of the Norwegian Guitar Museum.
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