Vintage Archtop Guitar exotic woods possibly made in Hawaii Vintage 1930s
Time Remaining: 6d 11h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $700.00
1950s Silvertone Aristocrat 1365 Vintage Archtop Electric Guitar Kay UpBeat w hc
Time Remaining: 28d 15h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $1,249.99
GIBSON ES 300 VINTAGE Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar
Time Remaining: 5d 22m
Buy It Now for only: $3,500.00
GIBSON ES 125CD Vintage Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar
Time Remaining: 5d 9m
Buy It Now for only: $2,500.00
Kay Stadium King vintage archtop guitar maplejumbovery nice
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $699.00
Gibson L 12 Vintage Archtop 1933 with Rare Original Vintage Black Cherry Case
Time Remaining: 22d 16h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $4,499.33
1953 Gretsch Synchromatic Vintage Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst Finish W OHSC
Time Remaining: 5h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $2,695.00
VINTAGE ARCHTOP MODEL L6 GUITAR F HOLE GUITAR FAUX PAINT 40S 50S OLD ARCHTOP
Time Remaining: 29d 21h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $550.00
1957 Gibson ES 225TDC Vintage Archtop Electric Guitar Original Sunburst OHSC
Time Remaining: 5d 9h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $4,995.00
VINTAGE HAGSTROM JIMMY D'AQUISTO ARCHTOP ELECTRC GUITAR
AMAZING VINTAGE HAGSTROM GUITAR WITH FACTORY HARDSHELL CASE
This guitar is a an amazing vintage guitar in absolutely fantastic condition.
This custom designed Jimmy D'Aquisto archtop is a Cherry sunburst model with black pickguard, completely original in superb shape. The serial number is 53 057097, and after emailing the Hagstom UK website, I was told that it was made in 1977 of a run of 105 guitars made that year, and mine is the 97th one made. These guitars are extremely rare with only 356 manufactured by Hagstrom over three years (there were more than 1000 of the f-hole models). Designed by Jimmy D'Aquisto in 1969 during a month long stay Sweden in an agreement with Hagstrom and manufactured between 1976-1979 where construction was supervised by Jimmy, this is an exemplary guitar (this is all documented at the hagstrom UK website). As mentioned earlier, the "Jimmy" oval holes are archtop florentine cutaways with a single floating pickup in the neck position. Construction is arched, laminated (very thick, like 1/4"!!) birch top and back, rim, and two piece neck. The neck is a bolt on and is cleverly disguised as a strap mount in the rear just below the neck joint. It is also bolted from the inside and is extremely solid. The body, neck and headstock are all bound -- with 4 ply w/b/w/b around the top, w/b on the back, single white binding up the neck, and a gorgeous bound headstock that is overlaid with black headstock plate with "Hagstrom" in mother of pearl script and has the famous "Designed by James L D'Aquisto, New York" mother of pearl inlay and D'Aquisto designed asymetrical headstock shape. The fretboard is a beautiful grained ebony with amazing abalone rounded block inlays with a double at 12. The white bound oval-hole is home to a Hagstrom humbucker with adjustable poles and it sits on a metal plate which is sandwiched between the body and neck. A black, uniquely shaped, thick, but single ply pickguard houses the voluem and tone controls. Gorgeous hand-carved ebony bridge sits behind the oval, followed by a huge chrome "H"-inspired tailpiece which is completely unique. The body dimensions at the lower bout are 15 3/4", 11 1/2 at the upper bout, 9 1/2 at the waist. She has a 24.75" scale and the nut is 1 3/4 inches...it is a remarkably smooth and easy guitar to hold and play because of these dimensions. The tuners are the D'Aquisto designed imperial style and the bodies made by schaller are huge, smooth and just the best tuners I have ever touched. This guitar is a semi-hollwbody -- there is a big block that sits under the bridge that connects the top and back of the guitar. Finish is a thick and mirror-like nitro-cellulose . This beautiful guitar features everything you could want in a professional jazz guitar, and everything is extremely well thought out and implemented.
According to the history of the D'Aquisto/Hagstrom deal, Hagstrom appealed to Jimmy because the craftsmanship in the Swedish factories could nearly rival handmade guitars. This shows in the fit and finish of this Jimmy and to see it and hold it is to really appreciate how well made these instruments truly are. It is a heavy guitar and extremely well balanced. The neck shape and radius are perfect as is the body size for extended playing. The top and back of the guitar are magnificently bookmatched birch and in the back at the seam form subtle long-legged spider legs that open and close the seam. The ebony used for the neck is gorgeous and the abalone inlays are rich and perfectly set. Frets are medium jumbos if I'm not mistaken and the edges/binding is smooth as can be. The electronics all sit snugly and perfectly under the the pickguard and the pots after 30 years of life are still quiet and very responsive.
Pickguard is black plastic but of a slick design (by Jimmy) that kind of reminds me of a bat wing and is and well mounted to secure the electronics and protect from scratches. The original tailpiece is a large one and is a big chrome H. It has a huge hinge and connects to the rim and is where the serial number is. I', pretty sure it has a bone nut which is 1.75". the neck has a nice C shape to it and is not too big or small.
The thing that you can't see in any pictures is how the arch on the top and back comes up as it meets the binding at the guitar edge. It drops down below the edge and then comes back up at the edge. When you see this in the light it appears like there is a guitar inside the guitar. It is beautiful craftsmanship and compliments the nitro finish in a wonderful way that I've not ever seen on another archtop.
To finish the package off, the guitar comes to you in the original hagstrom hardshell case which is also in great condition.
I would rate the guitar a 9.5 on a scale of 1-10 with only a few very minor finish issues from use and I would call the case a 9 on a scale from 1-10 .
Anyway, this is an extremely cool and extremely well made vintage guitar and I am selling it with NO RESERVE and a great low starting price.
This is a great guitar to play or collect and I am selling it with NO RESERVE . Thanks for looking !
You may return any item that you buy from Butler Music for a full refund of your bid price within 7 days of receiving them. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL SHIPPING BOTH WAYS! I'm sorry, but I do not sell "ON APPROVAL". If you don't like an item you must ship it back at your expense and your refund will be for the cost of the item only, not the shipping and handling.
I hope those terms are fair. We only want 5 star feedback and if you don't think the terms aren't fair, please don't bid. We want all buyers to be happy and all buyers to get a great deal. We sell everything at a very small profit so we cannot afford to refund shipping costs on returned items.
We ship all items that are paid for by 2pm Central time within one business day of payment. We ship Monday through Friday . Any payments received after 2pm central time Friday will ship the following business day, which is Monday. We do not ship on Saturdays, Sundays or any postal Holidays.
Our shipping method on most items is UPS ground UNLESS THE BUYER WANTS TO UPGRADE TO PRIORITY MAIL.
IMPORTANT --- We ship to the address ebay has on file for the buyer ONLY unless special arrangements are made prior to us shipping. IF YOUR PAYPAL ADDRESS IS DIFFERENT, WE USE YOUR EBAY ADDRESS AS THE DEFAULT ADDRESS. If we have to redirect a package because your address is different than the one ebay has for you there will be a $11.00 UPS redirect fee (that is what UPS charges us). If you want special shipping we will ship any way you want. Orders out of the US are shipped Priority Mail International. Customs duties , VAT's, brokerage fees, and taxes are NOT part of the quoted shipping cost and MUST be paid by YOU when the package arrives to you. Please check the fees in your country before bidding. We will not declare any item for less than the actual sale price.
WE ARE HAPPY TO COMBINE ORDERS TO GET YOU THE BEST SHIPPING PRICE.
You may also pick up any item at our retail store in Butler , Missouri for NO SHIPPING CHARGE OR PICKUP CHARGE.
We prefer you pay using the ebay checkout system provided. That way we can send you tracking and shipping info direct through ebay.
We accept PayPal, Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover... just about any valid form of payment! (We prefer PayPal.) Winning bidders, click below to check out:
Most items may be returned any time within 10 days of the end of the auction or 7 days from the day you receive the item, whichever is longer. You must pay all shipping and handling both ways on returns. We do not charge any restocking or return fees.
Unique template design, marketing, and strategy consulting from As Was®
492 total views, 1 today
- 1930-40sgibson Made Kalamazoopre-warkg-31vintage16″archtop Acoustic Guitar
- Vintage Archtop Guitar, Exotic Woods, Possibly Made In Hawaii. Vintage 1930’s.
- 1955suprorancherarchtopacoustic/electricvintage Guitarappalachia Blue125
- 1950s Silvertone Aristocrat 1365 Vintage Archtop Electric Guitar Kay Upbeat W/hc
- Vintage 1930s Kay Kraft Style-a Venetian Round Hole Arch Top Acoustic Guitar