Join Fine Archtops in June at one of the premier archtop and acoustic guitar shows in the country. In world renowned musictown Memphis you know there will be no shortage of greats in attendance. Luthiers, players, dealers and fans alike will converge on The Memphis 2015 Acoustic Guitar Festival from all over the country,… Read more »
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Are you ready for a great show? See you at the Kingdom of Stringdom. The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an annual event for the community of acoustic stringed- instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados, presenting a gathering of the finest handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments from around the world! A luthier (from… Read more »
He’s in the zone! (The Funk Zone that is.) Luthier Robert Carbonara is highlighted in the latest issue of the Santa Barbara Sentinel. Check out more of his work here and here.
The Autumn Leaves 35th Anniversary Guitar (pictured below) commemorates 35 years of Luthiery by Master Luthier John Buscarino. The only one of its kind, it is a fitting contribution to Buscarino Guitar’s Anniversary Collection. This guitar was a labor of love and a way to show the world all John has accomplished in his 35… Read more »
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: https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/443107 This is for a great cause folks so please… Read more »
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 »
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 »
The February-March issue of the investment publication WORTH features an article on page 134 that focuses on the Ivy Rose archtop built by luthier Bill Comins. It’s the story of a guitar that was commissioned by a father, which pays tribute to his two daughters, Ivy and Rose.
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 »
Check out Wyatt’s interview in the current issue of JJG!