Comins Classic “Black Tie” Archtop

  Comins “Black Tie” Classic Model The elegance of this lovely archtop is incomparable.  The materials used together with the exquisite design of each detail exudes formality in the highest degree.  17″ lower bout – cutaway – 6 string     3 1/4″ body depth                                                            European Spruce top – X braced Highly Figured European Maple back and… Read more »

Buscarino Mahogany 16 “Artisan

John’s description:  “Usually, I use Honduras mahogany for my flat tops or my Cabaret classicals upon occasion but this time I thought, why not try a 16” archtop.  It’s always fun to experiment a bit.   The mahogany body and 100 year old spruce top combination create an extremely pleasing tone, both warm and punchy at… Read more »

Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival

It’s time to start planning for the Second Annual Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival being held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, on Sept. 11-13, 2020. It’s archtops only folks!  Last year’s show was amazing and it will be completely devoted to the makers of custom archtop guitars. There will… Read more »

CP Thornton

Designed with vision.  Crafted with integrity.  Sold with pride.  That pretty much sums up Master Luthier Chuck Thornton.  Never have we worked with a luthier for whom such praise is more justified.  He has personally and passionately crafted hundreds of guitars in the past 25 years.  He is fulfilling his dream of creating custom made… Read more »

The Phifer Archtop

“The Phifer” Archtop is the result of years of intense research & development, from it’s bold new shape to an all new approach in designing the internal structure (ie: bracing system). PHIFER ARCHTOP: 16” STYLE BODY WIDTH = 16” BODY DEPTH = 2 5/8” BODY LENGTH = 18 3/4” OVERALL LENTH = 40 3/4” FRET… Read more »

Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival

It’s time to start planning for the Second Annual Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival being held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, on Sept. 11-13, 2020. It’s archtops only folks!  Last year’s show was amazing and it will be completely devoted to the makers of custom archtop guitars. There will… Read more »

Rancourt Guitars Signature 16″ Archtop

This beautiful acoustic archtop has Italian violin edges on both top and back plates with great acoustic power and balanced tone! All our tops and backs are hand-carved, tuned and graduated for the best acoustic power, balance, responsiveness and resonance. The Modern Signature is assembled like a string quartet Instrument mixed with traditional and modern… Read more »

Whittemore Guitars K165C deLuxe

Hand-crafted from premier woods and dressed with deluxe figured mother of pearl neck and headstock inlays, premium binding package and a single custom-wound pickup, the K165C deLuxe will give you the fat electric jazz tone that you have been seeking — all day, every day, effortlessly. Attention to every detail over years of archtop building,… Read more »

2013 Mirabella Trapdoor “Bourbon on the Rocks”

“Bourbon on the Rocks” Archtop Acoustic Trapdoor With stain and lacquer mixed with real “single barrel Bourbon” for a true bourbon-burst finish. Close to seven carats in Diamonds on the tuner pegs, side markers, door knobs, heel and bridge. Quilted mahogany interior made from “The Tree” as well as the headplate, pickguard and other appointments…. Read more »

Zimnicki Synchromatic 18

This is an 18″ wide, 3 1/2″ deep guitar inspired by the classic Gretsch Synchromatic, but with some important differences.  The back and top are both carved from solid wood. The Sitka spruce top was originally part of a raft used by an Alaskan logging company that disbanded over 30 years ago. The guitar is… Read more »