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Comment by FloridaGull on October 17, 2014 at 3:01pm

A 2008 Elferink Moderne 17 at Wolfe Guitars in Jupiter, FL:

http://www.gbase.com/gear/elferink-moderne-17-2008-honey-blonde

Only asking $4250... ;-)

From their description:

"From a renowned Netherlands Luthier, a 17" lower bout, tap tuned Premium D'Aquisto styled Archtop with warm & full sounding Duncan Seth Lover humbucker. The volume control sits atop the Pickguard and the tone control is a wheel type beneath the guard. Very convenient. The complete specs are on the web site. The tailpiece, fingerboard, peghead veneer & Pickguard are from the same slab of Macassar Ebony (beautiful) op is European Spruce, body & binding are AAAA European Maple, Bone nut. There are some minor scratches & tiny dings- but very little. The Pro setup is terrific, includes a Hiscox Case. This very fine instrument will please the player wanting a Luthier crafted archtop with superior performance and highest quality craftsmanship & woods."

Enjoy!

Comment by FloridaGull on June 6, 2014 at 11:18am

I did a search on "archtops" at Wolfe Guitars website, and came up with these 18 they have in stock right now - http://www.gbase.com/stores/wolfe-guitars/inventory?gs=y&pagein... 

 

There are a few oddballs in there - but, some really cool ones, too - like this 1965 Gibson L-50:

http://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-l-50-1965-ice-tea-burst 

 

Anyone born in 1965? ;-)

Comment by Jim Yates on June 3, 2014 at 4:11pm

A lovely Gibson archtop, but the wrong photo for this article. 

Comment by FloridaGull on June 3, 2014 at 2:27pm
And - they are talking about Strats! :-0
Comment by Jim Yates on June 3, 2014 at 1:18pm

What is wrong with the photo in this article?  Probably the only photo in existence of Jeff Beck without a Strat.

Comment by FloridaGull on May 8, 2014 at 10:50am

14 Gibson items in the inventory at Wolfe Guitars in Jupiter, FL - 7 archtops!

http://www.gbase.com/stores/wolfe-guitars/inventory?gs=y&pagein...

Ranging in year from 1935 to 2010...

Enjoy!

Comment by Edward Sparks on April 11, 2014 at 7:43am
Ah, be still my heart! Love those old Gibson archtops!
Comment by Michael S. Jackson on April 10, 2014 at 2:28pm

Man, that's a purdy guitar!

Comment by FloridaGull on April 10, 2014 at 8:14am

A 1965 Gibson L-50 at Wolfe Guitars in Jupiter, FL:

http://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-l-50-1965-ice-tea-burst

Anyone born in 1965 "need" a birth year guitar?  ;-)

Comment by FloridaGull on March 24, 2014 at 12:16pm

2 interesting archtops at Wolfe Guitars in Jupiter, FL:

First, a 1966 Kay Speed Demon - http://www.gbase.com/gear/kay-speed-demon-1966-red - don't know how good they may have been - I was 3 in 1966 - they have it up for $595...

 

Next, a 2009 Campellone Standard Series - http://www.gbase.com/gear/campellone-standard-series-2009-sunburst - they only want $3,700 for this one...

Enjoy! :-)

 

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