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 MODEL ARCHTOP GUITAR VINTAGE 1946 18 1 / 2" BODY

RAVENNA, OHIO, 44266, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$6999

An all original post war Epiphone 18 1 / 2" Emperor. Carved spruce top and carved maple back I purchased this guitar from the son of the original owner . When I first laid eyes on this guitar it was for an appraisal for the Estate of the original owner. I told the family that if this guitar ever left the family I would like to bid on the guitar. Five years later the son walks into my shop and asks me if I'm still interested. His Dad had wanted him to keep the guitar in the family and for it ... more

1959 Gibson ES-175D Vintage Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst w / PAFs, Case

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$9799

Up for sale, a 1959 Gibson ES-175D in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. Fitted with the original PAF humbuckers, this extremely clean and sweet sounding archtop has all the detail, tonal complexity, and sweet, dynamic tone one could desire in a golden age Gibson archtop. The fully hollow maple body gives the guitar both the immediate attack and clarity of maple, but also an airy quality and smoothness from the hollowbody construction. Authoritative and particularly clear and ... more

2006 Gibson Master Museum L-7 Ren Ferguson Archtop Acoustic Guitar L-5 Super 400

OREM, UTAH, 84058, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$39999

Here we have a very cool Gibson Master Museum L-7 archtop guitar built by the man Ren Ferguson himself! As you know, the archtop Gibson models are built in the Memphis and Nashville Gibson factories. Well, not this one. During his time at Gibson, Ren talked Gibson Corporate into allowing him to built some archtops. Ren's goal, as I understand it, was to convince corporate to allow them to build all of the archtop models at the Bozeman factory. Ren ended up building only a few archtops, and this ... more

1939 Epiphone deluxe archtop acoustic guitar

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA, 94085, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$6135

Beautiful, super light weight, great sounding example of classic era Epiphones, Spruce top, Maple sides, back and neck. Was cased for years and suffered a disintegrating pickguard that affected body binding (outer ply replaced ), parts of neck binding (needs attention), part of lower F-hole binding replaced. Nice repro pickguard ,unbroken Frequensater tailpiece . 25 1 / 2" scale. Original case, showing effects of pickguard rot, replaced handle (have remnants of original, if desired). Great ... more

Gibson Memphis 1959 ES-175D Archtop Electric Guitar Vintage Burst CASE 2016

CATONSVILLE, MARYLAND, 21228, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5346

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LEFTY PEERLESS Wizard Custom / Amber Archtop acoustic electric guitar OHSC

CANTON, MISSISSIPPI, 39046, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1065

PEERLESS 'Lefty' Wizard Custom Amber Archtop This is a nice pre-owned "Left Handed" Wizard Custom Acoustic Electric Archtop Electric guitar by PEERLESS. Purchased new in February of 2011 according to records I have. (see photos) Excellent clean pre-owned shape with Peerless Hard Case that is kind of big (deep) for this guitar, but for shipping she will be packed well inside case so no worries. This is sort of amber color finish, see thru, with nice flame in top. (see photos) That said, see pics ... more

1959 Gibson ES-175 D Natural Blonde Archtop Guitar PAF Vintage with OHSC

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, 92109, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$9500

a * Scroll down to see 56 Hi Resolution images ** Here's a 1959 Gibson ES-175D in a factory original natural blonde finish. This guitar pretty nice condition and has been very well preserved and is largely unmolested. The finish is clean and has some finish wear and checking and along with a small surface crack at the waist on the back side - not all the way thru. The sides are clean with no cracks. The pots all look original. Everything else looks original and it is a beautiful late 1950's ... more

Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor-II PRO Archtop Hollow Body Electric Guitar (Used)

TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$567

--> Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor-II PRO Archtop Hollow Body Electric Guitar (Used) This item is slightly used and has been thoroughly checked out by our experts to make sure it is in perfect working condition. We then re-sealed it in its original packaging with all factory included accessories. This item is guaranteed to be in "as new" condition and has virtually no cosmetic imperfections. This item is covered with a one year warranty from Sam Ash. A stunning tribute to the "President of Bebop ... more

Epiphone Masterbilt Century Collection Zenith Archtop A / E Guitar Vintage Sunbrst

DIRECT FROM MUSIC123, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$489

Epiphone Masterbilt Century Collection Zenith Archtop A / E Guitar Vintage Sunbrst J39362007002004 Scratches all over. Crack in back upper bout. Neck warped. Missing paperwork, tool and original box. Full Manufacturer warranty not applicable on all used products. The Masterbilt Zenith Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a medium-sized archtop with an arched solid spruce top with traditional Longitudinal bracing, a laminated flame maple body, and a round sound hole. Inside the sound hole is a 1930s-era ... more

Epiphone es-175 archtop electric guitar, brown sunburst, flat wound strings

HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT, 06517, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$700

24 75 scale length. brown sunburst, flat wound strings, humbuckers, hollow body... more

Vintage 1965 Hofner Committee Guitar Archtop rare 18” low bout with Bigsby

PISGAH FOREST, NORTH CAROLINA, 28768, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2799

Vintage 1965 Hofner Committee rare 18” low bout with Bigsby Offered here is my beautigul 1965 dual pickup Hofner Committee with Bigsby. Its size is unusual. It is a full 18 inches at the lower bout and 13 at the upper. The body length is 21 inches. Hofner only built a few this size to sell through Selmer in England. This one is also unusual in having been built by Hofner with a Bigsby The guitar has passed through several hands since 1965. It has been bumped a little here and there, mostly on ... more

1953 Gretsch Country Club 6192 Electro II Synchromatic Vintage Archtop Guitar

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3799

Up for sale, a 1953 Gretsch Synchromatic Electro II 6192 "Country Club" in excellent condition and in perfect working order. A top of the line Gretsch model and an extremely early example, the Electro II features a spruce top, which was only used on this model prior to 1954, along with figured maple back and sides and a full 17" lower bout. Rechristented the Country Club in '54, the Electro II was a direct competitor to Gibson's L-5CES and a worthy adversary. Notably expressive acoustically, ... more

Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II Pro Archtop Electric Guitar Natural Finish 2015

CATONSVILLE, MARYLAND, 21228, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$679

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1950s Silvertone Aristocrat 1365 Vintage Archtop Electric Guitar, USA-Made Kay

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1179

Up for sale, a 1950's Silvertone Model 1365 Aristocrat in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. Manufactured in the USA by the Kay company for the Sears catalog and their exclusive "Silvertone" line of instruments, the Aristocrat shares the same construction and tone woods as Kay's Upbeat model, yet features the Speed Bump chrome-plated pickups which are Kay's most ubiquitous single coil. This archtop features a full 17" lower bout, spruce top, and figured maple back and sides, ... more

1950's SILVERTONE MADE BY HARMONY ARCHTOP GUITAR

RAVENNA, OHIO, 44266, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$499

.. A NICE OLD HARMONY MADE SILVERTONE. COULD HAVE BEEN PURCHASED THROUGH THE CATALOG. ALL ORIGINAL GOOD PLAYER. STRUNG WITH 12-54'S. GOOD CHUNKY TONE FOR VAMPING. FINISH HAS HELD UP WELL BUT THERE IS SOME WEAR AND TEAR FOR ITS AGE AND USAGE. FRETS AND FRETBOARD ARE IN VERY GOOD SHAPE. BLOCK NECK INLAYS ARE VERY NICE. NECK PROFILE IS D SHAPED BUT NOT TOO BIG. TOP AND SIDES ARE CRACK FREE. HAS TWO REPAIRED CRACKS ON BACK THAT YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURES. TOP BINDING IS THREE PLY AND NICE AND ... more

2014 Gibson L5 Premier Custom Shop Archtop Jazz Guitar-Mint Condition (from USA)

DENVER, COLORADO, 80227, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$8995

This may be the only new condition 2014 Gibson L5 Premier Custom Shop Guitar on the planet for sale and is located in the good old USA. This 2014 Gibson Custom Shop L-5 Premier Archtop was purchased new in 2018 is in brand new condition and was purchased as NOS (new old stock) and played once or twice. Less than 12 of these were manufactured in 2014 as historic parallel braced acoustic L5s and are very rare. Includes:•Original Hard Shell Case, •Certificate of Authenticity, and Paperwork ... more

Epiphone Archtop Sheraton II Electric Guitar

WEST FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS, 62896, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$474

Epiphone Sheraton II NA Hollowbody Electric Guitar Natural Finish Nice Padded Gig Bag Included Overall this guitar is very good condition. It does have a few scratches here and there but nothing major to speak of. Neck is good and straight. Electronics work as they should. Ready to plug and play! Feel free to ask any questions!... more

1960s Silvertone Vintage 1429L Sunburst Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar No Case

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA, 91506, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1395

1960s Silvertone Model 1454 Hollowbody Guitar Made By HarmonyIn Very Good Overall Condition With Some Marks, Small Dings, And Normal Wear (See All Photos)Original Sunburst Finish Shows Finish Checking Cutaway BodyAll Orignal Parts3 Original Vintage DeArmond Silverdfoil Single Coil Pickups3 Switchable Pickups With Individual ControlsOriginal Frets In Very Good ConditionProfessionally Set Up In Our Shop And Plays Perfectly With No IssuesDoes Not Have A Case But Can Be Sold With A Non Original Hard... 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

Epiphone Archtop Dot Studio Electric Guitar

AKRON, OHIO, 44312, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$350

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