17" Archtop Guitar

This 17" wide archtop guitar was heavily inspired by a 1938 Gibson L7 guitar.
The soundboard on this instrument was carved from a 70 year old piece of Sitka spruce. The back, sides and neck are curly Red maple. The fretboard and bridge are ebony. The tailpiece was custom made by a metalsmith and is an exact replica of the one on the '38 Gibson. The fretboard and peghead inlays are cut from abalone.
The design of the soundholes and bracing, along with the very old soundboard spruce, give this guitar a tone and responsiveness that is virtually never found in a newly made archtop guitar. It is very loud and has a great deal of punch. The bass note have a fullness that generally seems to take 10 years or more to develop in most archtops.

Dimensions: Body width: 17"Body depth: 3 1/4"Neck width at nut: 1 3/4"

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