Sculpture in the form of a guitar. A true luxury for those players with discriminating taste in quality instruments.
My archtops are shaped and constructed entirely by hand and are heavily based on the guitars designed by D’Angelico, Benedetto, and Monteleone. My guitars are built to provide a lifetime of reliable performance and incredible resonance. The Imperial 18″ solid wood guitar is surprisingly light weight and the smaller 17″ and 16″ models are hand carved solid wood guitars with very rich bass and excellent balance in the treble and mid range. The joinery and construction of archtop guitars does vary in some ways from their relatives in the violin family, but just like the violins of the old masters, my archtops are built to live on for generations.
Email to place order / Base prices listed below (includes hard-shell case)
16″ $3,500 / Troubadour
17″ $4,000 / Paramount
18″ $5,000 / Imperial
Base Price listed includes:
Spruce top / Flamed Maple back, sides, and neck / Ebony Fretboard, Tailpiece, and Finger rest / Kent Armstrong Floating Humbucker / Grover Imperial Tuners
New A-Symetrical “Ace” Body Shapes are now available / Inquire via email for options and pricing.
Violin varnish finishes are available on archtop guitars upon request.
Standard finishes are either nitrocellulose lacquer or water-based lacquer. Sunburst, translucent color, and natural finishes can all be customized or tinted in an almost limitless color spectrum.
Limited Lifetime Warranty for all Cioni Guitars.