Posts Categorized: News and Events

Fine Archtops Has a New Look!

If you have ever been to our site before, then you might be noticing a few changes here at Fine Archtops! We are happy to announce that we recently launched a newly redesigned website! Take some time to browse through the site. One of our newly added features is our Wall of Fame. This is… Read more »

Our New Website!

Welcome to our Fine Archtops website!  My name is Steve Wagner. For more than 35 years as both a player and collector of archtop guitars I have owned or played hundreds of these magnificent instruments. To me the hand-carved archtop guitar is a work of fine art. I long felt the need for a venue unlike… Read more »

Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase

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 »

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 »