Acoustic Archtops


Siegmund Archtop Guitars are entirely carved by hand using traditional violin making tools, techniques and materials.
No dubli-carvers or CNC routers - these guitars are the real thing, made individually one at a time.

Very select european woods for body, western big-leaf maple & lignum vitae for neck,
ebony base & bridge with bone inserts and lignum vitae adjustment wheels,
burl veneer european spruce pickguard with sound holes, split herringbone bound f-holes,
beech rope bound body with increased glue surface at top and back plates,
carved figured burl at headstock & contoured heel, oxbone nut, Grover Imperial MOP tuners,
chrome plated brass tailpiece with abalone veneer, 12% german silver jumbo frets
and herringbone purfling & maple burl bound, compensated radius fingerboard
removable DeArmond floating pickup 1930s

Construction time: 350 hours

This all natural instrument was assembled with animal hide glue, entirely.
Parallel bracing, T-shaped fingerboard instead of a steel trussrod and contoured heel.
No plastic was used and the finish is french-polished amber shellac.

This guitar is very light with relatively thin carved top and back, promoting a sweet but expressive and lively response.