Archtop Electric Guitars For Sale – New & Used Archtops


Archtop Electric Guitars for Sale on Reverb

The archtop electric guitar has long been an indispensable tool for jazz and blues musicians. It’s a great choice for anyone who loves the look of an archtop acoustic guitar but wants to make some noise!

From iconic guitars like the Gibson ES-175 and Gretsch Country Gentleman to more modern interpretations of classic archtop design from companies like Sadowsky and Marchione, find deals on new, used, and vintage archtop electric guitars on Reverb.

What is an archtop electric guitar?

While many acoustic guitars have a flat top, the top of an archtop guitar is, well, arched! It has a convex and curved shape more like a violin either because it is carved or because the wood is bent in order to achieve its distinctive shape.

Most of the time, when someone thinks of an archtop guitar, they think of a hollow body archtop electric guitar or a semi-hollow body electric guitar. However, any guitar that doesn’t have a flat top is technically an archtop guitar, like a standard Les Paul or guitars without sound holes like BB King’s Gibson Lucille or Brian May’s Red Special.

What are archtop guitars used for?

Although they can be played with virtually any genre of music, archtop electric guitars are most popular in jazz, blues, country, and rockabilly.

What are the differences between an archtop guitar and a flat top guitar?

When it comes to the sound of an archtop or flat top electric guitar, the sound of an archtop guitar will have more mids, less highs and, often, less sustain. This is especially the case for archtop guitars which are also full hollow body or semi-hollow.

Archtop Electric Guitars near me

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