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“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with Sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirely by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a drill press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

Archtop Guitar Tops

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Sitka Spruce archtop, Peter Hopkins

Wood for archtop guitars is becoming more difficult to procure due to the amount of material required to produce it and the high cost. As a result, the wood we are able to get is not as pristine as in the past. For the most part our archtop material is clean and relatively homogenous, but there might be a minor squiggle in the grain or some other minor defect that we feel can be worked with. Often if there is a minor defect, you can carve so as to eliminate it, so plan carefully.
  
Two pieces, bookmatched
9" x 22 1/2" x 1"+ at center
22.9cm x 57.2cm x 25.4mm+ at center

SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
TGS3AAG Archtop soundboard, German Spruce, 3A
Yes $311.87