The Archtop Thread.

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  1. Logan

    Logan Well-Known Member

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    Well, this isn't a jazz guitar forum (no where close) or a forum for semis, and there wasn't a thread for it, so I decided to make one, because I'm curious who plays one in addition to an SG (or multiple, in most of our cases). So, to make this thread interesting, let's see all of your semis/fully hollow archtops.

    I'll start this off with my ES-335TDN:
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    I modified it a wee bit, by adding a Bigsby w/ ground down anchor studs and Duane Eddy arm, long early style pickguard with wide bevel from Creamtone, Amber Switch tip, Rolled '59 style Truss Rod Cover, Kluson Tuners, and most importantly, I sanded the god-awful black paint around the F holes off and painted them white because the black didn't match the blonde historically or looks wise to me. That guitar is my most played now, even more than my Black SG, as it does so much.

    I look forward to seeing your guy's archtops! And, if this gets enough posts I might have to bring out the WildKat for a minute :naughty:
     
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    Nice work on the 335. I have a few archtops. My first "Gibson" was a 1957 ES225TD. Here's my current stable. fntdtl (2).jpg DotD.jpg 2riv.e.jpg
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  3. Logan

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    The 225 is a killer model. Killer deals compared to the 295 and they're the exact same guitars (only, the 225 has less bling). I also noticed, you took the poker chip off the WildKat :naughty:
     
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    Logan Well-Known Member

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    You can't just post that beaut and not give us any info! What is that beauty?
     
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    Logan Well-Known Member

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    Now you need a few 330s, 335s, 345s, 355s, 175, 295, etc..
     
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    Does my Hagstrom Viking count?

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    Logan Well-Known Member

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    Does the back and front arch? Check.
    Are there Chambers of air inside the instruments? Check.

    I'd say it counts!
     
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    My 1957 Jacobacci Royal

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    My Casino

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    I search a long trapeze tailpiece, nickel finish for the Casino

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    I'd add my DIY Ibanez Jazz box to this thread but the top is barely arched and thats due to bellying (which i have created a virtually free solution for). Its a jazz guitar without a doubt but its arch is almost too shallow to call it an arch.
     
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    My "go to" guitar for jazz and rockabiilly as a matter of fact ... A total tone monster that plays like butter.

    A 2004 Gretsch Electromatic series G5125T with Dearmond Pickups. Made in the Peerless factory instead of the Samic factory, this very early model has the fixed bridge ans soundpost rather than the floating bridge of the later G5125T examples. It's factory equipped except for the pick guard, the original was a single ply black thing that warped on my example, LOL. It's a factory second that was originally painted orange, but was factory refurbished and reborn black. Some of the orange is beginning to peak through the wear points.

    I have guitars that cost way more money, but this one is very special to me. It will go with me to the grave!
     
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    Guild Newark St. Starfire III:

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  15. NMA

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    My introduction to the world of the hollow body was the Casino. Loved it so much I needed another. Loved that one so much I went deeper into the world of hollow bodies and bought myself two big Gretsches.

    I also have Rickenbackers which are hollow bodies, but they play and sound more like solid bodies.

    I love me some soild body electric guitars, but there is something more.....musical about a hollow body.

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    Any chance you could post a better pic koaguilds?
     

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