Full Body Archtops - High End Guitars

$1000 - $4000

ES-175 style guitars have been the staple instrument for jazz guitarists for decades. These are typified by a large, deep body, with sound holes; one or two pickups, and a free floating bridge on a rosewood base. Pickups may be mounted onto the guitars top - usually the case with dual pickup guitars. Most single pickup jazz boxes have the pickup floating above the top (they attach to the neck) as not to impede vibrations in the guitar's top. These are beautifully built guitars totally made for jazz. There are some other changes in style and ornamentation, but all are highly recommended instruments.

Gibson ES-175D

Gibson ES-175D

A beautiful guitar, but being a Gibson, doesn't come cheap. Sensibly priced vintage examples offer better value than new.
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D'Angelico EX-175

DAngelico EX-175

Really nice D'Angelico version of the classic ES-175. Wonderful detail on a great jazz guitar
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D'Angelico EXL-1

DAngelico EXL-1

The Excel EXL-1 has a spruce and maple body and maple and walnut neck, again beautifully made.
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Guild X-175

Guild X-175

Guild's version is available in sunburst and blonde. A really desirable professional quality guitar.
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The Loar LH650

Loar LH650

Few guitars in this price bracket have a hand carved top. The Loar 650 does, and for this reason alone places the LH650 (tonally at least) high up on our recommendation list.
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Eastman AR503

Eastman AR503

The AR503 also has a maple body, hand carved spruce top and ebony fretboard. Utterly superb guitar for the money. If this had a different name on the headstock, it might be four times this price.
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Eastman AR605

Eastman AR605

Another incredible guitar by Eastman. A carved spruce top is matched by carved mahogany sides and back. A beautiful instrument, and an incredible work of art.
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Full Body and Thinline Archtops - Mid-Price Guitars

$500 - $1000

Epiphone Emperor

Epiphone Emperor

The Epiphone Emperor is a very nice guitar. Gibson's attempt to take a slice of the mid-price archtop market. Reliable and functional.
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The Loar LH-302T

The Loar LH-302T-CVS

The Loar make some wonderful traditional guitars. This is the thinline version, though full body examples are also available.
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Eastman AR-371

Eastman AR-371

Eastman build carved and laminate top jazz boxes at much more sensible prices than some of their better known competitors. These guitars offer outstanding value for money.
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Ibanez AFC95

Ibanez AFC95

The Ibanez AFC95 is exceptional value for money, with a number of high end features: spruce top, floating pickups and ebony fretboard and bridge.
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Washburn J600K

Washburn J600K

This beautiful guitar looks the part with wooden bridge, tailpiece and pickguard. All-maple with some great woody tones.
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Gretsch G-100CE

Gretsch G-100CE

The G-100CE is a beautiful instrument with some really stylish features, all of it's own. It is also a superb playing musical instrument.
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Hagstrom HJ600

Hagstrom HJ600

Hagstrom have some history making jazz guitars, notably the 'Jimmy' designed in conjunction with James D'Aquisto. The HJ600 offers their twist on the 175.
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Godin 5th Avenue

Godin 5th Avenue CW

Godin Kingpin guitars are built in Canada out of cherry wood, and offer exceptional quality. This model is fitted with dual P90 pickups.
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Dean Palomino

Dean Palomino

Dean are better known for their rock guitars, but the Palomino, in it's various incarnations has all the characteristics of other 175 style guitars.
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Professional Jazz Guitars

The very best carved top jazz guitars are incredible instruments to play. You'll be sold on the very first note! Construction of such models is extremely labor-intensive, and these guitars are typically produced in very low numbers. Prices reflect this reality, and it is certainly worth looking at good condition used examples.

Gibson L5

The Gibson L5, and it's many electric and acoustic variants are incredible guitars. Astonishingly expensive, but worth every cent!
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Short scale and thinline, the Byrdland is an exceptional jazz guitar, and great for getting those wider-spaced jazz chords. Beautiful quality instrument.
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Entry Level Archtops

up to $500

Ibanez AF71F

Ibanez AF71F

The Artcore AF71F is a really nice guitar. Built like an early Gibson 175: all-maple body, mahogany neck and rosewood board. If you can find one for under $500, snap it up!
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Vintage Jazz Guitars

Epiphone Emperor Regent Archtop Jazz Guitar, Re-issue, 1994 Peerless Made!

FREMONT, CALIFORNIA, 94538, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$650

Epiphone Emperor Regent Jazz Guitar Re-issue 1994 Peerles-Built. Condition is Excellent, used. Beautiful condition. Couple very slight dents I tried to capture. Guitar has seen only light use! Built in 1994 by Peerless (Korea). Wonderful build quality. I bought it used also, and the previous owner did some upgrades: -Kluson Deluxe Tuning Machines (originals included) -changed hardware, tailpiece to silver (originals included) -allegedly changed pickup (mini humbucker type—not exactly sure) I ... more

Ibanez Artcore Archtop Guitar floating double coil hum bucker pickup

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10012, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$350

Sounds great - looks great - easy to play - small scratch near bridge... more

Vintage Weymann Archtop Acoutic Guitar Sunburst

BROOKFIELD, WISCONSIN, 53005, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1499

Vintage Weymann Archtop Acoutic Guitar Sunburst PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR FOR AN IN-HAND DESCRIPTION What makes this guitar special: A fun little archtop featuring a solid spruce top with gorgeous flame maple back & sides. The chunky neck is very comfortable & plays well up & down the fretboard. The sound is rich, bright & punchy & quite loud actually. Professionally set up with fresh strings & low action, so it's ready to play straight out of the case. Cosmetic Condition: Various ... more

Guild Newark St. Collection T-50 Slim Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar-w / HSC

PALMYRA, VIRGINIA, 22963, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$746

Guild Newark St Collection T-50 Slim Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar w / Guild Deluxe Case Have Questions? Send us a message and we will be glad to help you! Guild brings back a classic with the T-50 Slim thinline hollowbody guitar. The only non-cutaway body design in the Newark St. Collection, the thinline T-50 features arched maple back, sides, and top, all dressed in a cool sunburst finish that's drenched in vintage details that complete the classic vibe. Guitarists love the ... more

The Loar® LH-302-T Thinbody Archtop Dual P90 ELECTRIC GUITAR w / CASE Cherry Burst

OCEAN CITY, NEW JERSEY, 08226, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$489

The Loar® LH-302T-CCB Full-Hollow Thinbody Single Cutaway Archtop Electric Guitar with Dual P-90 Pickups in Cherryburst Finish WITH HARD CASE. Guitar Condition: Brand New with all warranty paperwork, The Loar Hard Case and case candy. This guitar is NEW, untouched by customers, and handled only by our The Loar® tech during set-up and 10-point quality control. The sweetest The Loar® Guitars come from GrassRoots Music Store, And more than just a another guitar sales Website, we are a REAL ... more

GUILD A-150 SAVOY HOLLOWBODY ARCHTOP GUITAR, 2014, SUNBURST, NEAR MINT, OHSC

FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA, 32034, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$565

GuildA-150 Savoy Sunburst Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar Vintage jazz guitartone and style from the brand that helped define it! The elegant tone quality and design of this guitar will bring real satisfaction of ownership to the most critical player. A truly outstanding acoustic / electric, the A-150 Savoy is a pleasure to see and hear, pairing a wonderfully free-playing late-1950's Guild orchestra model with the distinctive addition of an exceptionally voiced DeArmond 1000 floating pickup. ... more

Vintage 1962 Guild Artist Award Archtop Hollowbody Jazz Box Guitar Circa 1960's

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11211, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4995

This listing is for a beautiful looking and playing Vintage 1962 Guild Artist Award Guitar. This guitar was made in Hoboken, NJ by Guild in 1962 and is an early Artist Award. This was one Guild's most high end models and is really a lovely example of American guitar making at it's finest. The guitar is all original except for the tuners which are not original. The guitar has a Gibson manufactured Van Epps String Damper installed. This guitar has been professionally set up and plays and sounds ... more

Guild X-175 Manhattan Hollowbody Archtop Steel String Electric Guitar w / Case

KINDERHOOK, NEW YORK, 12106, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$475

A strikingly beautiful and musically exceptional guitar, the X-175 Manhattan is an outstanding example of professional Guild tone, responsiveness and versatility. With its gracefully sculpted and richly resonant hollow body, rock-solid 3-piece neck and electrifying dual single-coil pickups, it evokes the enchanting Guild Manhattan model of the 1950s and '60s, marking the welcome return of a true Guild classic. • Body shape: Single cutaway • Body type: Hollow body • Body material: ... more

JCM Natural Flamed Maple Archtop Tele Style Guitar, Block Neck Inlays, Blem

IMPERIAL, MISSOURI, 63052, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$350

Product Description: Finish Blem Small ding on the top of the guitar. Archtop Telecaster Style Guitar Flamed Maple Top Poplar Body Maple Neck-Rosewood Fingerboard MOP Block Neck Inlays Tilt Back Headstock 12 Inch Radius Fingerboard Die Cast Keys Bill Lawrence L250T Bridge Pickup GF Neck Pickup Bound Neck and Body Assembled and Set Up at Jefferson County Music... more

Godin 5th Avenue Uptown w / Bigsby - Solid Black Archtop Guitar w / Case, New!

MERCHANTVILLE, NEW JERSEY, 08109, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1095

Godin 5th Avenue Uptown w / Bigsby - Solid Black Archtop Electric Guitar w / CaseProduct Details: The Godin 5th Avenue series now makes the affordable North American archtop guitar a reality!This rockin' archtop cutaway with Bigsby tremolo is enough to satisfy all of your rockabilly, blues-rock, and / or shoegazer dream rock fantasies! It features a pair of Custom Godin Humbucker pickups delivering a load of serious tones, all controlled via a 3-way toggle switch and volume & tone knobs. The ... more

1954 Serial Number 9250 Gretsch 6014 Synchromatic 100 Archtop Guitar and Case

EDGEWATER, MARYLAND, 21037, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1700

The 6014 guitar was Gretsch's entry-level model, formerly known as the Synchromatic 100 This guitar is a rare classic The finish is crazing in some areas The hardware on this archtop guitar appears original, except the homemade tailpiece retainer This guitar has just been recently worked on and is in great playing condition Otherwise as disclosed, this guitar is good and playable The pickup is the Guitar Mike De ArmondRowe IndustriesToledo Ohio U S.A. Ask all of your questions before making your... more

D'Angelico EXL-1 Standard Archtop Electric Guitar - White w / TUNER & CABLE

CATONSVILLE, MARYLAND, 21228, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1299

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1946 Vintage Epiphone Zephyr Archtop Husk Project Guitar U Fix Luthier Special

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$500

Layaway Plans Available (Layaway only available at Full Offer Price)Reverb offers the following options for sellers: 20% down, 30 days to pay50% down, 30 days to pay50% down, 60 days to pay50% down, 90 days to pay DESCRIPTIONVintage (I believe 1946? but don't quote me on that! As I can't quite figure out the last number of the serial) Epiphone Zephyr Archtop body for your vintage project / husk / restoration. neck is straight. This guitar has the fortune of being stored without strings for the... more

1944 EPIPHONE OLYMPIC ARCHTOP ACOUSTIC GUITAR NEW YORK WARTIME PLAYER - PROJECT

WILLIAMSBURG, KENTUCKY, 40769, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$999

1944EPIPHONEOLYMPIC ARCHTOPHi and thanks for looking This is a very cool guitar It came to me the way it is Playable but some issues that should be addressed The neck is straight and it has a truss rod Fretboard is in very nice shape Frets are in decent shape but 6th fret needs reseated The logo has the tail of the 2nd p missing Also on the headstock are 3 small holes that look like someone had added an epiphone badge at one time and removed it The end pin is recent Tuners work but need oiling ... more

1979 Gibson Super V BJB Archtop Electric Guitar! L-5 400 Johnny Smith Floating P

LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, 64086, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$7800

1979 Gibson Super V BJB Model! One of the best archtops Gibson made in my opinion. Here's a great example. It's a 1979 Gibson Super V with the BJB floating pickup. Less holes on the top is better for tone and acoustic abilities. The guitar has no issues and is super clean besides a few small dings on the top. It's not mint, but is definitely in excellent condition. No strap button drilled on the heel! Comes with original hardshell case and case key. Really a beautiful example of this model. The ... more

1940's KAY ARCHTOP MODEL KAY 18 ACOUSTIC GUITAR

RAVENNA, OHIO, 44266, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$499

.. Beautiful Kay blondie. I can't find the model name . [AN AMAZING EBAY CONTRIBUTOR HAS WRITTEN ME AND TELLS ME THAT THIS GUITAR IS A K-18 MODEL. THE K-18 WAS FIRST MADE IN 1939 AND THIS GUITAR IS PROBABLY A VERY EARLY 1940'S MODEL . THANKS BUDDY]… Original except for the tuners. I'm calling this a 1940's based on a couple things, pickguard brackets, headstock shape and the neck inlay . Binding on the neck and back is tortoise. The binding on the top is a three ply black, cream and tortoise. ... more

Gaskell ES 335 Red Maple Archtop Lefty Electric Guitar w / Hardcase Leather Strap

TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA, 90503, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$700

For sale is my left handed Gaskell custom ES 335 style electric guitar. The guitar is the thin line hollow body version and plays like a dream. The factory hum-buckers sound warm and full of tone. Gaskell Guitars is an Australian guitar manufacturer that makes left handed electric guitars and basses exclusively – many of which are not available in left hand by other manufacturers. The guitar comes with a hard case that is sturdy with minor wear and a leather strap. Stand not included. Serious ... more

Peerless MANHATTAN 17" JAZZ Electric Archtop GuitarsnJazz, Summit, NJ

SUMMIT, NEW JERSEY, 07901, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1299

NEW 2012 BlondePEERLESS MANHATTAN ARCHTOP • Laminated Spruce top and Laminated maple back and sides• Upgraded flamed maple back • Floating mini Humbucker pickup• Volume & tone pots on the pick guard • Mother of pearl Inlays with triple white black binding and Grover tuning machines GH109. • Original hard case included• Full Peerless and Guitars 'n Jazz warranty. This is truly a performance archtop that can meet the highest Jazz standards with minimum feedback due to a single small ... more

D'Angelico EX63 Excel Round Soundhole blonde archtop electric acoustic w case

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, 40503, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1050

D'Angelico EX63 17" acoustic archtop, Round soundhole, so it has a very unique sound- has some flattop type tones . It also has a piezo pickup in the archtop bridge (factory done) so can be played electric as well. Beautiful condition, and plays perfectly up and down the neck. Original D'Angelico deluxe hardshell case included. The EX-63 is a throwback capable of rousing an awful lot of attention. A non-cutaway, round-hole archtop modeled after the last guitar that John D’Angelico ever built, ... more

The Loar LH-304T Thinbody Archtop Cutway HH Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

DIRECT FROM MUSIC123, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$599

LH-304T Thinbody Archtop Cutway HH Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst item# 1500000004978 condition: New The 304 is a fully hollow, extremely lively, single-cutaway archtop with a 1-1 / 2 in. body depth and classic 16 in. lower bout. The Florentine cutaway was a classic 1960 design element added to thinbody archtops, allowing greater access to the upper frets. The dual humbucker pickup design covers a full range of tones in either bridge or neck positions - from clean and jazzy to crunchy and ... more

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