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does anyone make archtop basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kearney, Oct 15, 2004.


  1. kearney

    kearney

    Jul 5, 2004
    im trying to find out if theres a company that makes affordable archtop basses

    any help would be appreciated
     
  2. newdull

    newdull Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    I think Azola makes one, but I don't think it fall in the "affordable" catagory. Check his web-site though, they are fun to look at if nothing else.
     
  3. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
  4. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Epiphone makes a Jack Cassady model, and a similar design (yet a flat-top) is the Allan Woody. Both are semi-hollow. Then you have the Les Paul style basses. Such as the signature Vince Hornsby Les Paul bass that also has an arched top, but it is a solid body. And also their Les Paul Standard bass. Their Viola bass can also be considered an archtop. Epiphone has one, and so does Jay Turser. There was an upgraded jay turser floating around herre somewhere IIRC.
     
  5. Darrin Huff's working on an arch-top ABG, I hear, but I don't think they'd be called "affordable" either. On the plus side, you'd be working with a well-known guy who's very cool, so it might be worth it.
    Why are you looking for an arch-top electric?
     
  6. BassFelt

    BassFelt

    Mar 26, 2002
    The Takamine B10 is a great archtop bass, again not exactly in the "affordable" category - but check for a used one ( they are rare though).
     
  7. kearney

    kearney

    Jul 5, 2004
  8. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    wel, k, you must look at hofner stuff then.
     
  9. frigo

    frigo burn in hell!

    Dec 8, 2003
    Italy
    i think i've seen some old gibson... not 100%, but quite sure bout that
     
  10. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I've neither played nor priced them though.

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  11. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
    I know I've seen a beautifull (archttop) Fender fretted bass with one p-pup, but I can't remember modelname ore where I've seen it but I think it was here on "Talkbassfoum".Anybody who have a clue?
     
  12. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Here at Knooren we make Archtop guitars and basses 100% by hand.

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    Needless to say, they do not fall in the "affordable" category
     
  13. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
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    The Fender Coronado

    They came in two bass versions with either one or two pickups.

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  14. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
    Thanks for the pics on the Coronado
    But the one I ment was a special model
    (looked a bit like an archtop P bass in natural finish)
     
  15. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
    Now I've found the pic on the Fender Archtop P-Bass.
    But I don't know how to apply it to the forum thread.
    tips anyone?
     
  16. RunngDog

    RunngDog

    Jan 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Ingemar -

    Host it here:

    http://tinypic.com/

    Then use the "Insert Image" tool to post it here.
     
  17. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
    Thanks I'll try

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  18. Ingemar

    Ingemar

    Sep 12, 2000
    Sweden
    Again
    Whoow
    Thanks alot
    Here it is.Anyone recognizing this bass
    I think it was a limited serie (not custombuilt)
    Came in fretted version to
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