Archtops. Jazz guitars, semi acoustic archtops and archtop mandolins

One of the most beautiful styles of instruments. Here are some samples of archtops hand made for customers.

Stunning Archtop

ASAST Pointy Cutaway. The first ever ASAST with a florentine cutaway (it always seems to me that the pointy version should be called venetian since I associate 'pointy' things with Venice and 'curvy' things with Florence but that is not the way it works in the archtop guitar world!). I…

Akira's ASAS Semi

This is Akira's third guitar from me. This ASAS Semi is a little thicker than the usual (45mm rather than 35mm at the edge) and has both back and front carved from very tight flamed Croatian maple. The neck and sides are flamed Swiss maple, binding and headstock veneer are…

Tonnie's 7 string ASAS Semi

Tonnie's 7 string ASAS. This was a first for me - an ASAS Semi with 7 Strings. Tonnie plays jazz with a low A string and wanted a guitar with the archtop looks with less feedback potential so the semi was the obvious way to go as construction allows for…

Luxury ASAS Semi with MIDI

The regular ASAS Semi is a pretty special guitar but this one has a few more bells and whistles than normal. First the back, sides and top are all high grade flamed maple, the neck is a three piece flamed maple laminate and the ebony fingerboard and headstock have extensive…

Brian's Semi

Brian's ASAS Semi. Brian plays a lot of jazz in different styles but also wants to be able to 'rock' a bit when required so he went for an ASAS Semi which is built in the same way and from the same materials as the ASAS and ASAST archtop jazzers…

Beautiful heartwood walnut ASAS Semi

In 1983 a walnut tree was blown over by a storm and blocked the main Limerick to Dublin road. With a friend I hired a log truck and we went up and saved as much of the tree as was possible before the locals had taken it for firewood. When…
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