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.


2011 Yamaha AES-1500 Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar

Yamaha has built many high quality guitars (among other things!) over the years and their thinline archtop AES-1500 illustrates how good these can be.

1997 Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean Thinline Archtop Guitar

Chet Atkins was closely associated with Gretsch guitars, but from 1981 to 2005, Gibson produced guitars with the Chet Atkins name and his design input.

1999 Gibson ES-355 Historic Reissue Natural

As if the Gibson ES-355 isn't rare enough, here's a near-new ES-355 Historic Reiussue in natural finish built during 1999 in Nashville, Tennessee.

1966 Gibson ES-355TD Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar, Cherry

The top of the thinline archtop lineup was the Gibson ES-355, used by top tier players like B B King, Chuck Berry, and Alex Lifeson.

2012 Eastman T186MX Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar

The Eastman company builds more arched top instruments than anyone else, and they apply their expertise to thinline archtop electrics like the T186MX.

2000 Allstrummer Thinline Aluminum Body Electric Guitar

Here's an interesting piece of Canadian musical history - an Allstrummr thinline aluminum body cutway electric by Robert Card who had worked for Lado Music.