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