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New "Archangel" Nylon String Archtop Guitar

New "Archangel" nylon string archtop guitar...

...a rare guitar genre indeed

designed and hand-built for perceptive guitarists to play "Bach, Beatles or Basie" .... beautifully!




A simple recording made by a domestic quality Olympus recorder can be heard at ....

"Archangel" has a hand-carved arched spruce top, a hand-carved arched cherry back.  In fact hand-carved everything, much like a violin.  Then hand-polished to a fine patina.  All for good reason - an exquisite tone!

"Archangel also features a slightly radiused fingerboard, Stradivari-type f-holes, a sound-port and high quality tuning machines to make it a pleasure for either classical, jazz or fingerstyle players to play.

The instrument can be custom orderded in a wide variety of tonewoods and finishes.  This original guitar has:-


    - a spruce soundboard

    - sustainable cherry back and sides

    - Indian rosewood fingerboard on a cherry neck. 

    - trimmings in curly maple and African "pinkwood". 

    - a 650mm scale, typical of most good classicals.

    - Swiss made Schertler tuning machines


Professional jazz and classical players have described the instrument as very responsive, sexy and pretty sounding with excellent sustain.


"Archangel" is able to  fill small and medium sized club rooms with a beautifully balanced tone but can also be ordered with a high quality, natural sounding pickup system for concerts in bigger concert halls and clubs.

"Archangels" currently carry a suggested price of US$5990-   final price is dependent on the location, currency exchange rate and final specifications decided on by the client.

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Issue #75

Peter Green / Ivar Bjørnson

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