Posted By carter on January 8, 2014
Just recently completed an archtop guitar for a client. In answer to his stated desire for a small-bodied, f-hole archtop with a strong bass, I produced this model. The body shape is based on a Gibson L-1 (roughly 00 sized). To enhance the low end, I made the back and sides from mahogany rather than maple, and made the rib an extra deep 4″.
This guitar has nice top end sparkle, a round bottom end, and plenty of power. First time in a long time I’ve not wanted to let a sold instrument go. When I figure out the technicals, I’ll post a sound recording I made of it before I handed it off.
Now I just need to build another one!