October 2016

Archtop

Paul Hartmann Guitars The Dutchess Archtop Guitar Review

October 20, 2010
A high-end archtop from a one-man custom shop
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1938 Gibson L-5

August 17, 2010
A vintage L-5 used on Hank Williams, Chet Atkins, and Patsy Cline albums.
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Normandy Guitars

July 20, 2010
Jim Normandy builds solidbodies and hollowbody guitars from aluminum.
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Murray Kuun Design & Lutherie

June 16, 2010
Traditional-style classical and archtops from South Africa
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Worland Guitars

April 15, 2010
Jim Worland''s creations range from traditional beauty to way out of the box.
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1949 Gibson ES-5 Serial Number A-3943

March 11, 2010
Equipped with three P-90s, the ES-5 was part of Gibson''s 1948 electric line expansion
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1953 Epiphone Century

March 11, 2010
A gorgeous Epiphone electric hollowbody
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Regal Esquire

March 11, 2010
Zach tries to track down the origins of an underdocumented Regal "Esquire"
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1957 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody 6120

February 11, 2010
A perfect example of the Chet Atkins model used by greats like Duane Eddy
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A Tubular Sounding 1966 Gibson ES 335TD

January 14, 2010
A great looking 1966 ES 335TD needs a little help with its sound.
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1967 Gibson ES-335, Burgundy Metallic

November 18, 2009
A 100% original 1967 block-inlay ES-335 in a rare color: Burgundy Metallic
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Good News on an Early ’80s Gibson ES-175

November 18, 2009
A factory second ES-175D is in great shape - a real treasure.
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1956 Gretsch Corsair Truss Rod Rescue

October 21, 2009
A snapped truss rod left this Gretsch non-adjustable. John rescues the guitar without removing the fingerboard.
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Claudio Pagelli

August 19, 2009
Four beauties to celebrate Claudio Pagelli''s 30th anniversary
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Schneider Guitars: Soho Collection

June 17, 2009
Two sibling beauties from Schneider
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Gibson ES-295: To Refinish or Not to Refinish?

May 20, 2009
A flaking 1955 ES-295 -- Zach weighs the pros and cons of refinishing, and explains what it does to the value of an instrument
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Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin Archtop Video Review

May 5, 2009
Gayla Drake Paul reviews the Godin 5th Avenue Archtop for Premier Guitar magazine. Click here, for the review in the April '09 issue.

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1966 Gibson L4C Clean Up

April 21, 2009
A 1966 Gibson L4C is great condition, other than a layer of dust and grime.
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Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin Review

March 17, 2009
Godin''s 5th Avenue Kingpin archtop is a solid guitar that plays and sounds great for under $1000
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1959 Gibson Super 400 CES

March 17, 2009
A look at Gibson''s Super 400 Archtop
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