archtops have earned a reputation as some of the best
sounding and playing jazz guitars available. Built using "old world"
construction methods, each instrument is meticulously hand crafted out
of the finest materials. The AR503CE-SB features a hand carved, X
top made of well aged spruce, laminate maple back and sides, and a three piece maple
neck. Aesthetically, this instrument takes inspiration from the
modern, "clean," cello inspired look of builders such as D'Aquisto and
Benedetto. The wood cello style tailpiece, dotless rosewood fingerboard,
Gotoh tuners, and nitrocellulose finish give the instrument a
sophisticated, timeless appearance. The built-in Seymour Duncan Seth Loves humbucking pickup can produces a warm, clean, classic jazz tone.
This model is an excellent choice for players seeking a
stylish yet roadworthy instrument that can produce classic jazz tones at high volumes.
The comfortable 16" body sits effortlessly in your lap while the built-in
pickup will keep feedback at bay. This guitar comes setup with D'Addario
12 gauge roundwounds and fairly low, 2mm action. However, this
instrument performs well with many types of setups, including
traditional bebop (14 gauge flatwounds and very low action) and swing
(higher action) setups. The solid top on this instrument produces a warmer, richer acoustic tone than laminate top models which results a more natural sound when played acoustic or electric.
Whether it's blazing bebop leads, fingerstyle ballads, or searing blues leads, this instrument can do it all! Come and experience the easy playability and tonal beauty of this highly versatile model yourself...
|Sound Hole||F Holes|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||2 9/16"|
|Back and Sides||Laminated Maple|
|Neck||Maple (3 Piece)|
|Binding||Ivoroid, 5-ply top 3 ply back|
|Tailpiece||Gold & Rosewood Trapeze-style|
|Strings||D’Addario EJ21 .012-.052 Roundwound|
|Pickup(s)||Seymour Duncan Seth Lover|
Pros: Price, quality, sound and playability
Incredible guitar! I cannot believe the quality of this instrument for the price. Plays like a dream and sounds amazing.
Submitted by: matthewkanis on 08/25/2020 07:15:31 PM
Same thickness as the GP250 but smaller over all dimensions. Provides better control with out losing tone. Seems to work nicely on shorter scale guitars. 27.5 mm long, 23.3 mm wide, 2.5 mm thick. (two per pack).
Learn jazz rhythm guitar. Book/CD pack includes: sample songs, patterns, progressions, and excercises; essential chord voicings, inversions, and substitutions; info on time, groove and reading charts; a chord reference library; and over 50 full-demo samples on CD. Lead sheet format. 80 pp.