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The Californian Archtop Guitar


Modern design and West Coast tonewoods blend together to make The Californian a new modern-classic archtop guitar.  Described by one player -- "This guitar has Charlie Christian tone and Farrari style exploding together in your hands!"


  • Master-grade Sitka Spruce or Curly Redwood top with parallel tone bars

  • Curly Claro Walnut or Curly Maple back, sides and neck

  • Ebony fingerboard, peghead overlays, and pickguard

  • Sleek Abalone inlay

  • 12" radiused fingerboard with Gold EVO medium frets

  • Custom Sorensen "Killer" tailpiece

  • Rubner deluxe tuners

  • Beautiful finish enhanced by a hand-applied oil varnish and shellac French Polish finish

  • Shaped Superior archtop guitar case

  Custom builds of The Californian archtop guitar start at -- $10,800