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Archtop

Godin 5th Avenue Uptown GT Electric Guitar Review

February 10, 2012
A dual humbucker model with Bigsby vibrato and several clever design decisions that give it an impressive modern feel and a wider array of sounds than you’ll find elsewhere in the 5th Avenue line.
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Harmony Archtone H1213

November 15, 2011
There are hundreds of thousands of Harmony guitars out there, and though these are mostly entry-level instruments, they’re very much a part of guitar history.
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Steve Grimes Guitars

September 20, 2011
As a woodworker and working musician, Steve Grimes was fascinated by the prospect of combining the two professions and began building guitars in the early ’70s.
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Heritage Super Eagle

August 16, 2011
Many players love these instruments because they have that vintage Gibson feel, without Gibson’s big-company pricing.
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1952 Gibson L-5

August 16, 2011
From the time of its introduction in 1922 until today, the L-5 has been considered one of the finest jazz guitars.
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1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollow Body Model 6120

July 19, 2011
The 1955 Model 6120 included features requested by Atkins, as well as a 22-fret neck (a few early examples had only 21 frets) and a 24.5" scale.
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Inseparable: Alf Binnie And His Archtop

July 19, 2011
Guitars often help their owners get through tough times, but few have seen times as tough as those faced by British Royal Air Force pilot and prisoner of war Alf Binnie and his 1940s German archtop.
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Builder Profile: Ken Parker Archtops

July 19, 2011
Though he shook up the industry in 1993 with the Fly—the most unique solidbody design the electric world had seen in years—for more than 30 years now his primary passion has been advancing the art and science of archtop luthiery.
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Michael Dunn Guitars

June 14, 2011
Canadian luthier Michael Dunn has spent most of his life experimenting with interior resonators.
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Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93

June 14, 2011
A triple-P-90 steal with some minor work needed
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