Archtop acoustic guitars evolved out of construction techniques employed on mandolins and other stringed instruments in the early 20th century. Archtop acoustic guitars typically do not have a spruce top, and compared to dreadnoughts and other acoustic guitar types, tend to produce a mellow tone favored by jazz players. Typically, the top or front of acoustic archtops are carved from a single piece of wood or two pieces that are bookmatched and joined together for a seamless look. Their backs are often arched as well, and they often have f-holes rather than traditional round sound holes in the middle of the body, also like a violin.
Featuring a solid flamed maple back, tri-color sunburst, volume and tone added to the pick-guard, with a floating or set Humbucker available on the 17 model, as well as a smaller 16 model with a set Humbucker made for the performing musician. The Monarch is the flagship and made of all solid woods and undoubtedly the best value in the jazz world delivering a great guitar with great chordal note separations, clarity, sustain and feedback resistant. The Gigmaster Jazz has all the versatility of an ES with more sustain, a little less weight and much more acoustic tone with great responsiveness, even with a light touch. It features a hand carved and graduated top and back, slightly thicker than many typical archtop guitars, with a very resonant and acoustic tone. Deluxe archtop personally designed by master guitarist John Pisano.
Current Inventory- archtop. Yours, David Boles, BolesBlues. Thanks, David -jv.