This is a very fine example of a Handmade German Archtop Guitar. Not sure of exact date but would have been made in the 50's. Note its centre small third sound hole. This guitar has quite a lot in common with the Ibanez Salvador or the same vintage.
This is another one of those very special guitars that are often passed by because it has no name. However it has been made in one of the well known German factories. A very collectible guitar and delight to play. Don't ever over look some of these little beauties. They are great value.
Ibanez Salvador (1958) This is one of the earliest Archtops made in Japan by Ibanez. This example is in very good condition with original case and receipt. One of my prize possesions. What more can I say. I can find heaps of Gibson etc but not many of these. Not for sale at present
This is a guitar designed by Dale Unger using Bob Benedetto's design and built by C.F.Martin. The guitar as I understand is no longer being made. It has a laminated top and has no bindings which I find quite attractive.
This is a rare guitar from the 60's that is not seen around much but I bought it just because I liked it. For a start it has a 17" body and looks absulutely fab. The colour is not original but I just can't take my eyes off it. It's simplicity is it's beauty. The neck is a V shape neck like some of he early Ovations.
A very contemporary guitar designed by Parker and made in China. The quality and build is very impressive and would suit the performer who wants something original. I cound not refuse this guitar when it was offered to me because it is so unique. (All enquiries welcome)
This guitar is hand made by Gary Stroup in the US. The guitar looks hand made but the quality of the sound is very good. I bough this because it is the biggest Archtop I have ever seen. It has a 20" lower bout and has a very full traditional sound. The Big Band guitarists of the thirties were always looking for large guitars like this.
Rare Tacoma AJF22C Archtop. This example would have to be one of the first to be made by the Tacoma Guitar company in the U.S. way before Fender bought them out. Very bright and traditional archtop sound. (VGC) The tear drop sound hole brings the sound closer and clearer to the player.
Very Good Condition. A very fine example of the very rare Fender D'Aquisto Elite (1984) Almost like new. These fender Archtops were designed by Jimmy Daquisto and are very much sort after in this fine condition. (All enquiries welcome)
Very good condition and very collectible. This U.S made archtop has a lovely natural finish and does not look like it has been use very much. Only issue is there is some cracking on the upper neck binding but noting serious. No issues with the general finish. Almost like new. Very hard to find in this clean condition.
A german made Hofner Congress from the late 50's. Could have been bought in England or Germany originally but found its way to Australia in the 60's and was returned to England in 1967 where it lived with one owner until I purchased it in 2009 and returned to Australia. Read more about Hofner and their history in View.
Good Condition. This very rare Vintage Swedish made Archtop is one of the first guitars designed by Jimmy D'Aquisto in the 70's for other makers. It was later named "The Jimmy" This guitar could be one of the original proto types made before the D'Aquisto name was put on it and has been in my praivate collection for some years now. (All enquiries...