My 50th, an archtop

Recently completed, my 50th instrument, an archtop guitar for Di Plumer.  I’ve made a few carved top and back mandolins now so I was somewhat prepared for the journey.  Very different to making a flattop.

 

Although this instrument will mostly be used electric I’d still like to play with different bridges and tailpieces before I see it on its way. Set up as shown in the photos the acoustic sound is loud and bright, lots of middle for that punchy archtop sound and with more sustain than I was expecting.


This guitar is on show during weekends in May at The Blue Shed May 2014 exhibition.

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