Posted By carter on May 9, 2013
Yes, you read that right — a twelve-fret archtop. I am making an archtop guitar in the shape of a late-twenties L-1. The back and sides are mahogany, and the top is Engelmann spruce. Since the bridge is moved toward the tail of the instrument from where it would usually be located on an archtop, I had to redesign the f-holes. I kinda like ‘em this way. These are progress pictures, and there will be more to come!
I may have to do another one on this pattern once this one is done.