Standard Archtop Guitar

The Standard archtop guitar is the culmination of nearly 100 years of development, innovation, and tradition of the acoustic archtop guitar. The American acoustic archtop guitar gained popularity during the pre-war big band era in part to its phenomenal volume and projection. With the advent of amplification the need for acoustic volume was reduced and independent luthiers began to experiment with the traditional design and construction of the instrument. The tone, playability, and aesthetics of the Standard archtop guitar are the results of these innovations and represent today’s modern archtop guitar. Standard materials include: Sitka spruce, bigleaf maple, ebony, and ivoroid binding with contrasting purfling.


Standard Features

• 16″ or 17″ cutaway body

• Hand carved spruce top

• X bracing or parallel tone bars

• Hand carved figured maple back with matching sides

• Figured maple neck with adjustable truss rod

• Bound body, neck, and peghead with contrasting purfling

• Ebony fingerboard with 12″ radius

• Ebony peghead overlay and adjustable bridge

• Ebony tailpiece and finger rest

• 25″ scale length

• 1 3/4″ nut width

• Gloss lacquer finish

• Schaller or Gotoh tuners

• Hardshell case


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