Posts By: Fine Archtops

Victor Baker’s debut release “UP” now available!

We’re proud to share this news from one of our luthiers! The debut release from guitarist / composer Victor Baker featuring Mitch Marcus (sax), John Stenger (rhodes), Trifon Dimitrov (bass) and Brian Fishler (drums). Memorable modern jazz tunes penned by VB who is also a very highly regarded jazz guitar maker. Better known for the… Read more »

Auction Website Updated: Artists Team Up To Support Healthy Food In Schools!

Luthier Bill Comins, Artist Peter Max, and Jazz Great Pat Martino collaborate to donate a one-of-a-kind guitar to help support NY Coalition for Healthy School Food. More about the organization, additional photos, and information about the auction to acquire the guitar can be found here: This is for a great cause folks so please… Read more »

45th Anniversary Cremona Archtop By Robert Benedetto

To celebrate 45 years of archtop excellence, Bob Benedetto opted to create a traditional 17″ pure acoustic archtop carved from his finest European tone woods and featuring stunningly detailed hand-relief carvings and inlays on the headstock, heel, fingerboard, bridge and tailpiece. Famous for minimalism but always with a firm grasp of tradition, this Cremona model… Read more »

LaPlante 14-String Archtop

Another archtop commission– a recently completed instrument was designed and built by our Canadian luthier partner Jean-Pierre LaPlante.  The Venezuelan guitarist requested a 14- string, double-necked, left-handed guitar with four built-in PAF pickups.  The result is the exquisite archtop you see here.  This is another example of our luthier capabilities.  Needles to say, the customer… Read more »

Buscarino Tree of Life

In John’s own words: “My customer came to me with the idea to have a very unique guitar built by me and after kicking around many ideas he suggested the “Tree Of Life” theme. It sort of took off from there. Once we settled on the Tree headstock inlay we collaboratively decided that the fingerboard… Read more »

New Andersen Double-Top

Announcing the new Double-top archtop guitar from Steve Andersen Steve has developed a procedure in which he incorporates a vacuum pressing process to laminate two very thin layers of Engelmann spruce with a center core of a composite Kevlar material called Nomex.  The result is an extremely lightweight and stiff soundboard. For a thorough description… Read more »