December 2016

Archtop

Mod Garage: Updating a 1950s Musima Record

November 25, 2016
When you dig inside an old guitar, you have to be ready for anything.
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SNAMM '16 - Epiphone Masterbilt De Luxe Archtop Demo

June 25, 2016
See and hear these yesteryear-inspired jazzboxes with updated wood choices and building techniques.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Arched, Carved, and Laminate Tops

May 8, 2016
Is that guitar in the window really an archtop or is marketing speak just telling you it is?
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NAMM '16 - The Loar LH-1280-CBK Demo

January 23, 2016
Get a taste of what this hollowbody archtop has to offer.
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PRS Guitars Announces Private Stock Singlecut Archtop

November 25, 2015
The spruce top archtop guitar is built on the PRS acoustic design platform to create a robustly built instrument.
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Vintage Vault: 1948 Gibson L-5 Premiere Natural

September 28, 2015
Learn the story behind one of the world’s most iconic archtops.
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Epiphone Unveils the Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO and Joe Pass Emperor-II PRO

June 4, 2015
Both classic models feature ProBucker pickups with coil tapping and a Graphtech NuBone XL nut.
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NAMM '15 - D'Angelico Guitars EX-63 and Gramercy Grand Auditorium Demos

February 3, 2015
The brand continues to carry on the famed NYC luthier's legacy by introducing a new line of acoustics and a few new archtops.
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D’Angelico EX-59 Review

December 2, 2014
Archtop luxury for the rest of us.
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The Loar LH-301T Review

October 29, 2014
This traditional thinline archtop excels at old-school jazz and blues styles and realms beyond.
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Modern Builder Vault: Rizzolo Guitars

May 30, 2014
This Tasmania-based guitar builder offers up a variety of handcrafted gems from Down Under.
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D'Angelico Announces New Models for 2014

March 10, 2014
The company has expanded the product line with the introduction of the EX-59 and EX-175 models and adds the Style B model to its USA Master-Builder Series.
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NAMM '14 - The Loar LH-301-T, LH-309-BK, and US Custom Demos

February 5, 2014
Check out the company's three new archtop offerings.
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NAMM '14 - D'Angelico EX 59, EX 175, and Style B Demos

January 29, 2014
See and hear three new classically-influenced archtops in action.
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Gretsch Introduces 2014 Roots Collection

January 8, 2014
The new collection includes flattops, resonator guitars, archtops, and more.
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Pagelli Guitars Massari Review

August 7, 2013
Swiss luthier Claudio Pagelli demonstrates his complete mastery of technique with the one-of-a-kind design of the Massari.
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Jackson Guitars Announces New Summer Models Including Phil Demmel Signature King V

July 31, 2013
Jackson Guitars introduces thirteen new models within their JS and X series.
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Epiphone Announces Limited Edition TV Pelham Blue Collection

April 5, 2013
Epiphone Instruments announced today the release of the Epiphone Ltd. Ed. TV Pelham Blue Collection featuring six of Epiphone’s most popular classics in a beautiful TV Pelham Blue color finish.
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Eastman AR371CESB Archtop Review

April 3, 2013
Eastman''s affordable jazzbox puts ES-175 style in the hands of jazzers and rockers alike for under $800.
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Ibanez AFJ957 7-String Archtop Review

March 27, 2013
At just $800, this Premier Gear Award-winning 7-string jazz box from Ibanez is perhaps the least-expensive, quality 7-string hollowbody on the market.
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