The mission is simple at Fine Archtops: we aim to connect you with a custom guitar maker who will create for you the archtop jazz guitar you have spent your whole strumming live dreaming about. You and your guitar maker will cover your wants, needs and ideas to create that guitar that is perfect for you and only you.
An artist in reality, professional luthiers are highly skilled craftsman that operate under the thinking that every opportunity to make a custom guitar is a chance to further their skills. Working with a guitar maker puts you in the position to pick and fine tune every single aspect of your new guitar. You choose all of the parts—from nuts to neck and body—ensuring the guitar itself will be all you. The more detail you provide your guitar maker, the finer the results shall be.
Take a look at some of our previous efforts by browsing through our Gallery of Archtop Luthiers to learn more. Detailed information is provided on each of our guitar makers, as well as pictures containing a bevy of the guitars built by their individual hands. Once your choices are down to a few options, you may navigate to the website of each guitar maker to establish contact with them.
Working with a Guitar Maker
Be as specific as possible when working with a professional guitar maker. Inform them of what you need out of your new guitar. Your guitar maker will use as many of your ideas as possible to build you the custom instrument you are looking for.
If for some strange reason the luthier cannot concoct the guitar you want, that person will direct you to a luthier who can. The professional guitar maker community is very closely knit, referrals and word-of-mouth being major tools in their quest to further their craft.
Keep the lines of communication open and clear with your guitar maker. The luthier will work with you to make sure you get the customized guitar you are seeking. Soon enough, you will be making beautiful music on your new archtop guitar!