Some Amazing Archtops at Ebay

May 30, 2008

Nicolai Foss

When I checked the archtops offered for sale at ebay, the first 4 that came popping were … an amazing 1943 D’Angelico New Yorker, an example from 1937 of the famous and strange Wilkanovski cello archtop, a very pretty 1982 Benedetto Artist, and an early L5. Drool!!!

It is actually throught-provoking that ebay is now used for trading archtops this expensive (e.g., around 30k USD). A further indication that these guitars simply aren’t acquired by players (who may be reluctant to buy on ebay because of the inability to check acoustic and tonal qualities) but are snatched by wealthy collectors.

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