THE JAZZ GUITAR – A GALLERY OF CUSTOM ARCHTOP GUITARS

Updated: Apr 2


In November of 1994 I purchased the premier issue of Just Jazz Guitar featuring Jazz Guitarist – Jimmy Bruno and Custom Archtop Guitar Builder – Bob Benedetto… What else needs to be said except that I was simply hooked! Everything about jazz and jazz guitar was appealing to me – the incredible sounds, rhythms, creative energy, improvisation, tonal freedom – and as if that wasn’t enough, the jazz guitar just by itself was (and still is) an absolute work of art!

So, I did what many guitarists probably did – (after buying Jimmy Bruno’s “No Nonsense Jazz Guitar” instructional video) I started to dream of what it might be like to unlock the secrets, open that door and finally move beyond the great mystery (that was jazz guitar) while embracing and playing (with creative freedom) one of those absolutely beautiful custom built archtop guitars. How did I do? Well, perhaps I’m at least part way there (lol). Take a quick look and listen for yourself (video Link) just before you find yourself enjoying (and exploring) all that this unique archtop guitar gallery has to offer!


Benedetto Archtop Guitars – A Beautiful Gallery… Click Here!

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– – Kopp Archtops – –

Photo from https://koppstringinstruments.com/


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– – Mirabella Guitars – –

Photo from www.mirabellaguitars.com


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– – Campellone Guitars – –

Photo from www.mcampellone.com


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– – Comins Handcrafted Artisan Guitars – –

Photo from www.cominsguitars.com


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– – Moll Custom Instruments – –

Photo from www.mollinst.com


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– – Buscarino Guitars – –

Photo from www.buscarino.com


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– – DeCava Guitars – –

Photo from www.decava.com


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– – Carbonaro Guitars – –

Photo from www.carbonaroguitars.com


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– – Koentopp Guitars – –

Photo form www.koentoppguitars.com


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– – Monteleone Guitars – –

Photo from www.monteleone.net


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– – Ribbecke Guitar Company – –

Photo from www.rgcguitars.com


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– – Gilchrist Guitars – –

Photo from Gilchrist at www.gilchristmandolins.com


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– – Elferink Guitars – –

Photo from www.elferinkguitars.com


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– – Wilkie Stringed Instruments – –

Photo from www.wilkiestringedinstruments.com


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– – Manzer Guitars – –

Photo from www.manzer.com


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– – Ribbecke Guitars – –

Photo from www.ribbecke.com


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– – Dale Unger – American Archtop Guitars – –

Photo from www.americanarchtop.com


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– – Andrews Guitars – –

Photo from www.andrewsguitars.com


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– – Solomon Guitars – –

Photo from www.solomonguitars.com


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– – Andersen Stringed Instruments – –

Photo from www.andersenguitars.com


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– – Laplante Guitars – –

Photo from www.laplanteguitars.com


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– – Benedetto Guitars – –

Photo from www.benedettoguitars.com


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– – Summit Guitars – –

Photo from www.summitguitars.com


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– – Lacey Guitars – –

Photo from www.laceyguitars.com


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– – Harrison Guitars – –

Photo from www.harrisonguitars.com


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– – Bailey Guitars – –

Photo from www.baileyguitars.co.uk



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– – Schaefer Fine Handcrafted Guitars – –

Photo from www.shaeferguitars.com


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– – Victor Baker Guitars NYC – –

Photo from www.victorbakerguitars.com


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– – Marchione Guitars – –

Photo from www.marchione.com


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– – Megas Guitars – –

Photo from www.megasguitars.com


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– – Heeres Guitars – –

Photo from www.heeresguitars.nl


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– – Ralston Guitars – –

Photo from www.ralstonguitars.com


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– – Grimes Guitars – –

Photo from www.grimesguitars.com


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– – Oskar Graf Guitars – –

Photo from www.grafguitars.com


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– – Daniel Slaman Guitars – –

Photo from www.slamanguitars.com


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– – Thorell Guitars – –

Photo from www.thorellguitars.com


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– – Triggs Guitars – –

Photos from www.triggsguitars.com


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– – Collings Guitars – –

Photo from www.collingsguitars.com


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– – Pheonix Guitar Company – –

Photo from www.pheonixguitarco.com


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– – Wout Bosma Guitars – –

Photo from www.bosmaguitars.nl


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– – Zimnicki Guitars – –

Photo from www.zimnicki.com


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– – Forshage Custom Instruments – –

Photo from www.forshage.com

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Know What These Are?

Visit my Friends at www.KoppStringIntruments.com to Find Out!


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