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    Looking to sell some vintage pieces that I don’t play and maybe get a nice archtop trying to avoid Gibson,Eastman,Peerless and other “well known” brands

    looking used

    Sadowsky LS-17
    Heritage Eagle
    Campellone (increase budget)
    American Archtop (unger)
    Holst

    what are some other good brands in this price point, looking for an electric archtop to play plugged in
    amp is a Sequel Tribute

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    At a 3K cut-off used, it's going to be a very long list without a bit more info, IMO.
    Any preferences re:
    -short vs. medium vs longscale length;
    -laminated vs pressed solid vs carved top;
    -floating vs set-in pickup, number of pickups, single coil vs humbucking;
    -full-depth vs medium-depth vs shallower rims;
    -16" vs 17" vs something larger or smaller?
    Last edited by Hammertone; 06-06-2020 at 02:29 AM.

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    I'd include the Hofner models "Chancellor" + "Jazzica" .
    A Guild X500 could be a contender and also the Ibanez GB200.

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    You can find a couple D’Aquistos on reverb for 1500 right now, they look quite nice.

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    Ibanez Pat Metheny PM200 (made in Japan not Indonesia/China)
    24” scale for older hands)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzkritter
    Ibanez Pat Metheny PM200 (made in Japan not Indonesia/China)
    24” scale for older hands)
    more less Gibson ES175 scale

    its 628mm/24.7" scale

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    Quote Originally Posted by gitman
    I'd include the Hofner models "Chancellor" + "Jazzica" .
    A Guild X500 could be a contender and also the Ibanez GB200.
    More like half a Chancellor.
    However, a used Jazzica or New President will cost well under $3K.
    Last edited by Hammertone; 06-06-2020 at 06:03 PM.

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    The couple D’Aquistos on Reverb sounds like an excellent option. I would probably go for it.

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    Are you avoiding Gibson, Eastman, Peerless, due to their offerings, prices, ?

    At $3k you are almost there for a some great guitars both laminate and carved as well. My advice is look at Stephan Holst, Franz Elferink for a new build.
    Campellone, Gibson, Sadowsky, and a few others in the used market.

    Remember just like anything you usually get what you pay for, and better to get what you want now I stead pay thousands in search of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone
    More like half a Chancellor.
    However, a used Jazzica or New President will cost well under $3K.
    Hofner Jazzica Special 1999 (USED) | Parkway Music | Reverb

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    I think I’m looking for something 17” with a set-in pickup

    my other Archtop is all solid wood with a CC pickup in it

    I am leaning towards a laminate because I am looking for a darker more electric tone
    but I do remember the Heritage Eagle I owned also had a nice dark electric sound, even with the floating pickup

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    How about a Heritage H550? Those are great sounding, 17", full featured laminate jazz boxes. And they are in your price range.

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    Here is a list of just a few brands and/or models that are @17" wide, have single cutaways, and are configured or can be configured with single top-mounted neck pickups. I'll add more later.
    Alosa
    Aschado
    Astro
    Bauer
    Epiphone Zephyr Regent
    Epiphone Broadway - MIJ / MIK
    Fasan
    Fender Montego I

    Framus AZ
    Gertsch 6199 Convertible
    Guild X150 / X300 / X330
    Heritage 550 Custom (one pickup instead of two)
    Heritage Eagle / Eagle Classic / Golden Eagle
    Hopf
    Hofner Model 4550S / 468 / Committee / 470
    Hoyer Solist / Special
    Rod Hoyer Broadway
    Huttl
    Klira
    Levin
    Marma
    Migma
    Musima
    Neubauer
    Painter
    Roger Junior / Standard / Luxus / Super
    Tellson
    Todt
    Wolfrum

    ...or just get
    this one:
    Guild X150 Savoy Cutaway Archtop Sunburst, 1961 | www.12fret.com
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    Last edited by Hammertone; 06-10-2020 at 12:35 AM.