We didn't have a separate forum for Archtop guitars until this morning (April 10, 2015). But we've been answering question offline that we didn't have a good place to upload. Plus our sister site, RiverboatMusic.com just published an Archtop Guitar Buyer's guide that tells the history of the thing. So if you want to know more about the history of the Archtop, including how it went from a Jazz instrument to a Bluegrass instrument and back again, cluck here:http://riverboatmusic.com/guitar/archto ... guitar.htm
I started on an archtop, a vintage SS Stewart that my sister bought in the early 1960s, so I still have fond memories. If you have archtop questions or memories or photos you'd like to share, log in and add them here.
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