“Archtop Guitars and Books”

February 24, 2009

Nicolai Foss

Aussie readers of J&A (in particular), take notice: Richard Autenzio has just launched a new site that offers “Australia’s Best Collection of Archtop Guitars and Books” –for sale, that is. Among the nice archtops offered for sale is a Gibson Herb Ellis, which is a lovely guitar. Remember also to check out the gallery part (Richard’s own collection?), in which I thought the Ibanez Salvador was a particularly interesting archtop. Richard: If you read this, could you add details on the Salvador?

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One Response to ““Archtop Guitars and Books””


  1. Hi Nicolai and readers,
    This little Ibanez guitar is very inportant to me because it is one of the earliest examples I have of a well known Japanese archtop guitar. The original case that it came in looks half violin and half guitar style. I actually purchased this guitar unseen from Melbourne and when I opened the case after receiving it, I was very please with what I had purchased. The guitar had been stored under somones bed I think for a long time. I was even more surprised when I opened the interior centre compartment of the case, to find an enverlope with the original purchase receipt and a busines card from the salesman. There were also some old but original guitar string packets. This little Ibanez is one of the most decorated perloid style guitars I have seen. Unfortunately because I have a lot of guitars in my modest collection I have not played it much but I do remember the sound being along the lines of a Maccaferri type sound. If any of the readers would like any more information or has any further questions on this guitar or any others in my collection I would be delighted to respond. Thank you Nicolai and readers.


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