Big Body Archtop Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Robert Spencer, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Does anybody know of a full (depth) body single cut archtop bass. Have long wanted one but they seem to be impossible to find (lots of semi-hollow & slimline versions). A short scale would be nice but not really a deal breaker. Thanks & take care. Bob
  2. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
  3. pnchad


    Nov 3, 2005
    those Peerless basses are pretty - not sure about price point - they are laminated tops and the design is not a full 'archtop' more like a Gibson 335 with center block

    in other words it's mostly a solidbody with hollow wings - still nice looking

    real archtop basses are usually custom (don't know of a true mass production) - I have one of only 2 built by Vinny Colletti VC Guitars 1St Page

    awesome quality
  4. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
  5. The Hofner might be the pick of the litter as far as budget is concerned though it`s not as deep as I would like. It has everything else though. Thanks guys for the assistance. Take care. Bob
  6. gary m

    gary m

    Jan 17, 2011
    Mid -Atlantic
    I'd go Hofner, hands down.