This guitar was my first venture into the world of archtop guitars. I was lucky to have a friend/customer who was happy to follow my vision for what I thought my archtop should be. This guitar is based on Bob Benedetto’s 17″ archtop guitars. I wanted this guitar to be a true acoustic instrument with a clean ascetic close to my classical guitars. No fancy shell, oversized headstock or sunburst finish. Just the guitar letting the wood do the work with an honest oil finish.
This guitar has a European spruce top and three piece Indian rosewood back and sides. The scale length is 630mm. It is X braced with a two piece bridge that is in full contact with the top. I have designed it be fitted with a floating pickup and pickguard at a later date if necessary.
This was a one off guitar. Anyone interested in an archtop instrument should contact me directly.