Enquire about Gibson ES Archtop. Just sublime with great playability and totally fabulous colour and patination. Solid tiger maple rims and back with solid spruce top, 17" bottom bout and a three piece maple neck with stinger on the back of the headstock.
Archtop guitars are very popular in the Jazz, Blues and Rockabilly genres. They owe their name to the fact that they literally have an "Arched top", as opposed to an acoustic flattop. TFOA deals in rare, vintage and new Archtop guitars.
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The invention of the archtop is currently credited to Orville Gibsonwho carved the top and back of a guitar into an arched shape as opposed to using flat pieces of wood. Both high- and low-end guitar manufacturers rushed to market archtops of their own, and many of the guitars they built are still readily available on the used market. Yet as amplification became a viable option for performing musicians, acoustic archtop production drastically diminished to the point where only a small number of makers maintained these designs in their catalogs.
Van Hoose Vintage Instruments was founded in and is dedicated to bringing the finest guitars and amps to you in an open, friendly and honest manner. We specialize in archtop and electric guitars and are proud to be the first Henriksen amplifier dealer in Texas. We also locate and offer exceptional vintage and collectible guitars and amps for the collector and musician who want the true vintage sound and feel.
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We have a tremendous collection of one-of-a-kind instruments from the best builders in the world, and have one of the most premier enthusiasts of modern archtop guitars on our staff. We recognize that no two instruments are alike, and that an investment in an archtop can in many cases be an investment for life. While the sound of an instrument is paramount, we also emphasize the most gorgeous woods, figurations, and upgrades on many of the instruments that we carry.