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 ES-175 Premium Archtop Jazz Guitar w / Gibson ‘57 Classics & Case - Nat

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, 37217, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$799

Sold by players. For players. Epiphone ES-175 Premium Archtop Jazz Guitar w / Gibson ‘57 Classics & Case - Natural See our other items Epiphone is proud to present the Epiphone ES-175 Premium, a faithful new reissue of what many consider the most famous electric archtop in popular music, heard on classics from jazz to rock in the hands of pioneers like Joe Pass, Scotty Moore, and Wes Montgomery. Epiphone’s long history of innovation began with designing archtop guitars. And now, Epiphone ... more

Gretsch G9555 New Yorker Archtop Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Vintage Sunburst

MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK, 10940, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$599

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1959 Gibson L-5C Archtop Acoustic Guitar, Excellent

HILLSBORO, MISSOURI, 63050, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$8900

This is one of only 30 something fully acoustic L-5 C's made in this year. Being fully acoustic (no pick ups are or ever have been attached to this guitar) it has a truly exceptional sound and balanced beautifully. For sale is a beautiful example of one of Gibson premier guitars of the 50’s. The L-5C is a 17” fully carved top / back acoustic Jazz guitar. Includes the Custom Gibson Johnny Smith Pick guard containing two floating mini Humbucker Pick ups with pick guard mounted 4 volume, tone ... more

PEERLESS  Gigmaster Jazz Electric Hollowbody Archtop #9251 es175 tone OHSC

SUMMIT, NEW JERSEY, 07901, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1195

NEW 2015 PEERLESS GIGMASTER JAZZ New 2015 PEERLESS Gigmaster Jazz Florentine Custom Hollowbody Archtop 2 routed set humbucker pickups 2 volume and 2 tone knob 24 74" scale with Inlays Nickel Harware “The Gigmaster Jazz has all the versatility of an ES 175 with more sustain, a little less weight and much more acoustic tone with great responsiveness, even with a light touch ” The GIGMASTER JAZZ is a 16-inch by 3 inch Arch Top Cutaway guitar with laminated arched maple top and back with ... 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 Gretsch Archtop Orchestra Acoustic Guitar Guitar w / Hard Shell Case

MARGATE CITY, NEW JERSEY, 08402, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1100

Vintage Gretsch Archtop Orchestra Acoustic GuitarTested and in working conditionPreviously used with marks from wear as shown in the picturesPlease use the zoom feature for close ups of condition as the guitar is very old and does show some wearComes with Gretsch hard shell case as shownI have tried to do extensive research on the guitar and it appears to be a pre-war 1920s / 1930s guitar. I was also told that by a local guitar expert. However, the serial number embossed into the top of the head... 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

GRETSCH VINTAGE 50s Electromatic USA ARCHTOP guitar RARE!

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA, 92592, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2200

Vintage 1950s Gretsch (56 most likely) Electromatic archtop. Original early Gretsch Dynasonic pickup. Beautiful looking, playing, and sounding. Old wood. Lightweight. About 6 1 / 2 lbs. Original Gretsch hard case. I have another one I play and this one was the backup. Don't need it now. The old strap button hole was left unfilled (see pic). But it doesn't affect the appearance or playing of the guitar. If you don't know what this is DON'T BID. This guitar is sold AS IS. 25 1 / 2" nut to bridge. ... more

Guild A-150 Savoy Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar Gloss Black with Case

HARRISONVILLE, MISSOURI, 64701, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1099

Guild A-150 Savoy Hollowbody Archtop Electric Guitar Gloss Black with Case Description Hollow body. 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-1950s Guild orchestra model with the distinctive addition of an exceptionally voiced DeArmond Rhythm Chief 1000 floating pickup and a Black Gloss ... more

The Loar LH-309-VS Archtop (with P-90 pickup) Acoustic Electric Guitar

PLEASANT HILL, MISSOURI, 64080, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$699

The Loar LH-309-VS Archtop Acoustic Electric Guitar The LH-309 archtop is the perfect blend of vintage vibe and modern value. The LH-309's top is hand-carved and hand-graduated solid Spruice. We've carefully placed our own P-90 pickup in the perfect spot for optimal tone. The classic high output and articulate treble response of the P-90 is the ideal complement to the spruice top and maple back and sides, excellent for either rhythm or lead playing. With a 16" lower bout and a classic 24-3 / 4" ... more

The Loar LH-309 ArchTop Hand Carved Solid Top Acoustic Guitar P-90 CASE & COVER

GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA, 92841, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$530

For your consideration The Loar LH-309-VS Archtop Acoustic Electric Guitarwith vintage case & velvet shroud cover. The LH-309-VS archtop is the perfect blend of vintage vibe and modern value. The LH-309's top is hand-carved and hand-graduated solid Spruice. We've carefully placed our own P-90 pickup in the perfect spot for optimal tone. The classic high output and articulate treble response of the P-90 is the ideal complement to the spruice top and maple back and sides, excellent for either ... more

The Loar LH-280-CBK Archtop Cutaway Hollowbody Electric Guitar, Black+Ships Free

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 78230, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$499

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Epiphone Triumph Archtop Acousitc Guitar Sunburst 1946 (HE3001089)

LAWRENCE, KANSAS, 66046, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1699

HEARTLAND PAWN LAWRENCE Epiphone Triumph Archtop Acousitc Guitar Sunburst 1946 Description: ACOUSTIC GUITAR: EPIPHONE MODEL TRIUMPH, 6 STRING, RIGHT HANDED, ARCHTOP Details Additional Details for eCommerceSUNBURST Musical Instrument Condition Rating85% - Good - Item in Good Working Order, but Has Some Visual Imperfections Instrument Appearance80% - Noticeable cosmetic scuffs, scratches, nicks that may reduce the items value. May have identifiable markings. Musical Instrument CaseNot Included ... more

1939 Epiphone deluxe archtop acoustic guitar

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA, 94085, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5825

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

Hofner Contemporary Series HCT-J17 Archtop Hollowbody Guitar! Sunburst! RARE!

NEW EGYPT, NEW JERSEY, 08533, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$419

Hofner HCT-J17! Part of the 'Contemporary' series. Sunburst finish on 17" hollow body with Spruce top and beautifully figured Maple back and sides. Bound top, back, and soundholes. Set Maple neck topped with a bound Rosewood board. Tone provided by a single neck position mini-humbucker. Gold tuners with black buttons. Missing pickguard, otherwise all original with no mods, breaks, or repairs. Guitar has a few surface marks, but is in overall very nice condition. A beautiful and unique ... more

Ibanez AFC Contemporary Archtop Electric Guitar Sunrise Red

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, 64161, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$979

Home Guitars Percussion Accessories Ibanez AFC Contemporary Archtop Electric Guitar Sunrise Red Sunrise Red item# 1500000032812 New For many decades, Ibanez has been re-energizing the hollow body world with a wide variety of original designs, unrivaled playability and polished tones. By closely working with many legendary artists Ibanez is constantly striving to experiment, innovate and deliver. This enthusiasm for exploration has led to the Contemporary Archtop series, customized specifically ... more

IBANEZ AFC95-VLM Contemporary Archtop Series JAZZ electric HOLLOWBODY GUITAR

TOMAH, WISCONSIN, 54660, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$529

IBANEZ AFC95 Contemporary Archtop Series ARCHTOP ELECTRIC HOLLOWBODYGUITAR. Includes a NEW GUARDIAN CG-022-HD hard caseContemporary ArchtopFor decades, Ibanez has been re-energizing the hollow body world with a wide variety of original designs, unrivaled playability and polished tone. By closely working with many legendary artists, Ibanez is constantly striving to experiment, innovate and deliver. This enthusiasm for exploration has led to the creation of the Contemporary Archtop series. ... more

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

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, 92109, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$9995

* 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

1940's SILVERTONE MADE BY KAY ARCHTOP GUITAR

RAVENNA, OHIO, 44266, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$499

.. A 1940'S KAY MADE SILVERTONE ARCHTOP. HAS THAT GREAT CHECKERBOARD BINDING ON THE TOP. ALL ORIGINAL EXCEPT THE TUNERS. PROBABLY SOLD THROUGH THE SEARS CATALOG. KLUSONS REPLACED KLUSONS SO NO EXTRA SCREW HOLES. GOOD PLAYER, STRUNG WITH 12-54'S. NO FRET OR FRETBAORD WEAR. NECK PROFILE IS 40'S WITH A REAL SOLID D SHAPE. SILVERTONE LOGO SILK SCREEN IS IN GOOD SHAPE . FINISH HAS SOME NICKS AND BUMPS FROM AGE. JUST NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR. METAL PARTS HAVE SOME TARNISH TOP HAS SOME MARKS WHERE THE ... more

Gretsch G9555 New Yorker™ Archtop Guitar with Pickup Semi-gloss Vintage Sunburst

RENO, NEVADA, 89512, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$599

Gretsch G9555 New Yorker™ Archtop Guitar with Pickup Semi-gloss Vintage SunburstWeight 6lbs DescriptionThe classic 1950s Gretsch New Yorker™ archtop guitar returns! From casual playing to pro performance, this grand auditorium-size archtop will be your new favorite for its excellent tone, effortless playing action and handsome good looks Features include an arched solid spruce top, laminated maple sides and arched back, custom wound vintage-style single-coil pickup with rubberized magnet, ... more

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