New guy: Any Archtop fans here?

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by Tyler, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Tyler

    Tyler Member

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    I got this one from Victor Baker in Philly. Great guy, amazing quality and even better sound.
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    I suggested the shape for the headstock and tailpiece, I don't think he's done one like it since...
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    The back is pretty stripey, too!
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  2. Tyler

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    Beautiful guitar. An archtop will be my gift if and when I ever learn to play jazz.
     
  5. DenJz

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    Great looking guitar,congrats!
    The headstock looks different than on my VB semi hollow.
    Would be nice to hear some clips!
     
  6. Tyler

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    Yeah, it was one of those 4am kinda inspirations on the headstock and tailpiece.
    I'm very curious about Victor's thinlines. I have a modified '57 225t Gibson which is a very comfortable and sweet sounding guitar to play. Wish it had the Baker's neck!
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    That's one of the nicest VB's I've seen! Those Philly guys really know how to make a great guitars! I got a Comins Chester Avenue a couple weeks ago. What kind of strap is that?
     
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    Wow..Gorgeous...

    I've had a love/hate relationship with archtops all my life....I currently own a Benedetto Bravo which is probably where I'm staying for a while - it's been my favorite in terms of 'bang for the buck'

    Just out of curiosity, do you know what kind of pickup is in that?
     
  9. derekd

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    VB's site says it is a Fralin. I played a used VB 17" that just sounded dead once. Played another that was just wonderful.
     
  10. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    I love the look, ergonomics, and sound of an archtop, but I've had a lot of feedback issues that make me hesitant to use one.

    Your guitar is beautiful! I particularly like the tailpiece and headstock design. You have a good eye for design.

    Bryan
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly. That art-deco look is drop dead gorgeous.
     
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    tasty and sleek, the look of style and class.... i bet it plays and sounds accordingly !
    what amp are you using it with and do you play it in a band, on stage ?
     

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