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Comins GCS-16-2 Review

November 8, 2019
A relatively affordable archtop from a high-end artisan.
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Summer NAMM 2019: Comins Guitars GCS-1, GCS-16-1 & GCS-16-2 Demos

July 21, 2019
Famed archtop luthier Bill Comins brings along jazz virtouso Ted Ludwig to show off his new line of more affordable models.
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NAMM '19 - Waterloo WL-AT Demo with Julian Lage

January 26, 2019
Jazz virtouso Julian Lage demos a flat-back archtop model born out of a project started by the late Bill Collings.
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Stankevicius

Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Stankevicius Guitars Vytautas & Queen Amber Archtop Demos

May 28, 2018
Lithuanian luthier Vadim Stankevičius demos his own modernized jazz manouche design, as well as a restored archtop with an amber-mosaic motif.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Modified Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II

May 23, 2018
Three P-90s and a Bigsby remake a jazz box into a rockabilly raver.
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NAMM '17 - Ibanez RG1070 Premium, AFC Contemporary Archtop & AEWC Acoustic Electric Demos

January 27, 2017
The Japanese brand fancies-up a popular electric series and debuts new options in their archtop and acoustic lines.
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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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loar

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

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

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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loar

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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