The Twelfth Fret - Guitarists' Pro Shop
2132 Danforth Ave Toronto Canada | Sales: 416-423-2132 | Service: 416-423-1554 | sales@12fret.com

Archtop and Thinline Vintage and Used Guitars

The Twelfth Fret stocks a large and constantly changing collection of vintage and used archtop guitars, from 1930′s fully acoustic carved masterpieces to recent thinline models with pickups.   If you’re looking for something in particular and don’t see it, contact us. We will set up instruments to the player’s requirements and we ship worldwide.


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1980 Ibanez Joe Pass JP20 Archtop Electric Guitar

Ibanez has produced many archtop guitars, including the Joe Pass and George Benson models. These models reinvented the archtop as a working instrument.

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2013 Gibson L-5 Wes Montgomery Cherry Red Archtop Guitar

The Gibson L-5 has been the top of the heap for full body archtop guitars since its introduction in 1924, and through evolving it has

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1962 Kay Swingmaster K673 Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar

The Kay company produced a huge number of instruments, like this Kay Swingmaster, and they were used by many musicians up to the professional level.

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2016 Harrison GB Custom Acoustic Thinline Archtop SOLD

We've just taken delivery of a brand new Harrison GB Custom thinline archtop guitar, this time an acoustic model with a neck mount Bartolini pickup.

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1930 Gibson L4 Archtop Guitar (SOLD)

The Gibson L4 archtop guitar appeared in 1911, as one of Orville Gibson's innovations - combining violin technology with guitar design.

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1937 Gibson L7 Archtop Guitar

The Gibson L7 appeared in 1932 as the top level of full size Gibson archtop guitars, and has been a premiere model for serious guitarists