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    Just for fun, if this kind of topic is not ok for the forum sorry.

    I became a fan of black guitars in general, if you have a black archtop I wanna see it!

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    Years ago I passed on a Black L-5C (I went home to sleep on it and when I went back the next day to buy it, she was gone)

    But I do have a Black Les Paul Studio (which has an arched top)

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-black-lester-jpg

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    Not mine, but I've always liked the Ibanez PM100BK model.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stringswinger
    Years ago I passed on a Black L-5C (I went home to sleep on it and when I went back the next day to buy it, she was gone)

    But I do have a Black Les Paul Studio (which has an arched top)

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-black-lester-jpg

    You have a vineyard on your boulevard?

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    1937 L50 turned into an ES-150 by Dutch luthier Daniël Slaman.

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-l50_es150-jpg

    This guitar is identical to the first 10 electric guitars ever produced by Gibson in 1936, as a demonstration batch of the ES-150s that were released in 1937. It is equipped with a Charlie Christian mic' from CC UK. Wide neck but very easy to play.
    And it sounds like this:


    Cheers

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    Not mine but I have one exactly like it:

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-000053-jpg

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    Here's my monster. Old and beaten up, but a joy to play.Show Me Your Black Archtop-20200716_161250-jpg

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    My HRF III
    I think it's the only black guitar I currently own.
    Show Me Your Black Archtop-hrf3c-jpg

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    Here are mine:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stringswinger
    Years ago I passed on a Black L-5C (I went home to sleep on it and when I went back the next day to buy it, she was gone)

    But I do have a Black Les Paul Studio (which has an arched top)

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-black-lester-jpg
    I went to an audition with a black 335 dressed like you (minus the hat) and even though I aced their test sets, they never called me back.

    I wonder if the fact that it was a religious organization had anything to do with it? :-)

    I wear a lot of dark (Blue, black, green, grey) clothes. A GF once asked me to wash some of her clothes in my "delicate" wash, I explained I only have two loads, whites and everything else... she took her Victoria's Secret stuff home :-) Since then I threw away all of my whites and now only have an "everything" wash. Ah, the simple life.

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    1996/1997 Lacey Premier Black Archtop Electric Guitar, Serial | Lot #85022 | Heritage Auctions

    Shameless promotion - great starting price, beautiful guitar built in the spirit of a vintage d'angelico by a noted master luthier, minty condition, ladder bracing, pickup rebuilt by Lindy Fralin, Mark Lacey was one of the luthiers selected to make a blue guitar in the Scott Chinery collection. I'm reducing my guitar collection and thought I would try Heritage Auctions. I am probably going to lose my shirt and my Lacey. But this very playable guitar needs to be in the hands of a player and not mostly stored in a display case (It is a piece of art, though).

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-fullsizeoutput_11d2-jpeg

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    Here's mine:

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-godin-jpg

    John
    Last edited by John A.; 07-16-2020 at 05:49 PM.

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    WOW Easy !!! How come you didn't list that beauty here ? Gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy2grasp
    1996/1997 Lacey Premier Black Archtop Electric Guitar, Serial | Lot #85022 | Heritage Auctions

    Shameless promotion - great starting price, beautiful guitar built in the spirit of a vintage d'angelico by a noted master luthier, minty condition, ladder bracing, pickup rebuilt by Lindy Fralin, Mark Lacey was one of the luthiers selected to make a blue guitar in the Scott Chinery collection. I'm reducing my guitar collection and thought I would try Heritage Auctions. I am probably going to lose my shirt and my Lacey. But this very playable guitar needs to be in the hands of a player and not mostly stored in a display case (It is a piece of art, though).

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-fullsizeoutput_11d2-jpeg

    Let's get a closer look at your black beauty...



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    It's black and has a carved arched top.

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-blackarchtop-jpg

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    Here’s mine. Rodebald Hoyer all solid , with a bit of a dodgy restoration. It sounds wonderful, loud and balanced.




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    Show Me Your Black Archtop-imgp6057-jpg

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    Thanks for share your beuties folks, Im designing my archtop and I want it black, but so hard to pick the body shape !!

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    Another body shape to consider:



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    Or this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Jay
    Or this:

    Yeap, I cant decide, Im thinking in a Tele-ish style, but also tempted about a L5 or L4 style, I preffer singlecuts. So hard to pick just 1 model, no budget for more !!

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    I've posted this pic before, but will gladly repost.

    My black PM120 with it's blonde PM100 big sister


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    Just got this 3 weeks ago and cannot put it down.
    Attached Images Attached Images Show Me Your Black Archtop-335-jpg 

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    1935 L-30. Original black, heavy road-worn with stories I'll never fully know...

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-35-gibson-black-l-30-jpg

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    Not mine, but pretty cool.

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-s-l1600-jpg

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    A couple old favorites with original black finishes.
    My '45 L-7 and '52 ES-150.

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-c19b43ae-4553-4783-9a08-7cd76464f7a9_1_201_a-jpg
    Last edited by zizala; 07-17-2020 at 10:41 AM.

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    My 1992 Herb Ellis ES-165 that I reluctantly sold. The four times I have sold an ES-175/ES-165, I have regretted it and missed the guitar. So now I won't sell any more, but they keep accumulating and I have six now.
    Show Me Your Black Archtop-hlcwpugmp6rmkyznj8in-jpg

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    1984 Fender D'Aquisto

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-da-pic2-jpg

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    I know nothing about the Fender D'Aquisto....

    ....but that one sure looks great in black!

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    I owned this '68 175 for 30 years then sold it to a dealer friend. He sold it to the people who are selling it now. Great guitar.
    Show Me Your Black Archtop-hxumzmhi54fbd5fhadwk-jpg

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    Just got this:

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-img_20201101_120905-jpg

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    I like that Godin.

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    So many nice black archtops here.....good to see the topic come back around!

    I've since acquired a couple more:

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-c169ad84-4faf-438a-a079-757902869d04_1_201_a-jpg
    1936 Gibson Black Special #4

    Show Me Your Black Archtop-a0531e87-9f6c-474e-86f3-1b2b4f87d393_1_201_a-jpg
    1933 Epiphone Blackstone
    (well its black with a sunburst anyway)

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    No, I do not own this custom Heritage H-575, but it sure is a sweetie.


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    1974 Les Paul Custom. My only black guitar.
    Show Me Your Black Archtop-74-les-paul-custom-jpg

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    There's always this.
    Attached Images Attached Images Show Me Your Black Archtop-mirabella-crossfire-jpg 
    Last edited by FourOnSix; 11-08-2020 at 01:02 PM.

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    Here’s a pic of my anniversary L5. Purchased when I turned 60 (3 years ago) Dreamed of owning an L5 since I was 16 (after hearing Wes on FM radio— i was probably searching for Duane Allman). The i in Gibson is dotted with a diamond! I wasn’t looking for bling or a black L5- but this is one sweet sounding guitar.


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    Here’s the bling




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    Quote Originally Posted by icr
    1974 Les Paul Custom. My only black guitar.
    Show Me Your Black Archtop-74-les-paul-custom-jpg
    It's an archtop technically.

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    It sounds and plays as good as it looks.


    Show Me Your Black Archtop-2018-10-17_20-09-15-pngShow Me Your Black Archtop-2018-10-17_20-09-41-jpgShow Me Your Black Archtop-2018-10-17_20-09-59-png

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    Quote Originally Posted by NielsEpi


    Here’s a pic of my anniversary L5. Purchased when I turned 60 (3 years ago) Dreamed of owning an L5 since I was 16 (after hearing Wes on FM radio— i was probably searching for Duane Allman). The i in Gibson is dotted with a diamond! I wasn’t looking for bling or a black L5- but this is one sweet sounding guitar.


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    I'm usually not a fan of black guitars, but black w/gold hardware on an L-5 just pops!

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    Show Me Your Black Archtop-59d9f933-e294-4d41-88f3-38c1bc698bd2-jpgShow Me Your Black Archtop-3f1edbd3-3832-4627-ad24-a1724815e24c-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k
    Show Me Your Black Archtop-59d9f933-e294-4d41-88f3-38c1bc698bd2-jpgShow Me Your Black Archtop-3f1edbd3-3832-4627-ad24-a1724815e24c-jpg
    A beautiful black WesMo and a Music Man 112 RD? Color me green!
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    I bought this 1966 Epiphone Howard Roberts from Bernunzio a few years ago. This was a photo posted on Bernunzio's sales page; I can't take a better photo than this. I posted it on an AGF thread and am re-posting it here.

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    That HR is purdy

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizenk74
    A beautiful black WesMo and a Music Man 112 RD? Color me green!
    Music Man 212 65W all original bought new in 1976. Never in the shop and still sounds like new. Hybrid with SS preamp. I only changed the power and phase inverter tubes. Great amp from Leo Fender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k
    Music Man 212 65W all original bought new in 1976. Never in the shop and still sounds like new. Hybrid with SS preamp. I only changed the power and phase inverter tubes. Great amp from Leo Fender.
    I had a 112, hence the misidentification. Best reverb ever! I ended up replacing the stock speaker with a JBL recone, and building acab for a 15" JBL from a Dual Showman amp as an extension speaker/raiser-upper. With the open back combo atop the infinite baffle box (a one inch forward port for cooling), hands down the warmest, cleanest, most room-filling rig I ever had. My ES-345 TDSV never sounded better. And letting it go was one of the dumber things I've done in a life with a long list of examples to draw on.

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    Just got this a month ago. Really cool guitar. Hope the pic comes through. Nice light weight guitar, the usual Godin high quality.


    Show Me Your Black Archtop-20201108_194148-jpg

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    An original Epiphone Howard Roberts is the only black guitar I've ever coveted.