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Archtop & Jazz
Not unlike violins and other classical stringed instruments, the archtop guitar is identified by the convex shape of the back and top of instrument. Some are carved from solid woods and others are formed with pressed plywood. We keep our eyes open for superior-quality instruments.
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2008 Eastman 810CE
This guitar has been lovingly played, but not abused. Some scratches by the bridge, as shown, a few tiny scuffs here and there that are hard to even see. Owned by David Waters, who was inducted into the Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest in July of 2022. It has been used on several ward winning recordings by Billy Mata and The Texas Tradition, a crackerjack band if there ever was one. Includes a well-fitting hard wooden case and a beautiful hand tooled leather strap with the word “Kodak” on it. (Mr. Waters names all of his guitars and this one being an Eastman, he felt that Kodak was a fitting name.) Kent Armstrong floating jazz pickup. Fully carved spruce top and flamed maple back and sides. Sounds great unplugged or amplified. Price: $1,950
1947 Epiphone Triumph
The year this 1947 Epiphone Triumph acoustic archtop was birthed was also the year Jackie Robinson crossed the baseball color line and the year of the premiere of Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire. Harry S. Truman was president, and the Roswell UFO incident occurred. Fully carved spruce and maple makes for the most labor intensive guitar construction, and this one plays wonderfully after all these years.
Eastman John Pisano (Sold)
1948 Epiphone Zenith (Sold)
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San Antonio, TX 78212
We are easy to reach from both the San Antonio International Airport and from Downtown.
We are at 4330 McCullough, and McCullough goes all the way downtown. In the old days, it was one of the few routes out of down town that didn’t cross railroad tracks. (A big deal when you have a wagon – I’ve heard. Never experienced it.) The maps and driving directions will help alot. Easy to know when you’re getting close because we’re just past the traffic circle/fountain.