ow that I'm the proud
owner of one of your great new archtop guitars, I find it hard to describe the joy of playing this instrument. All of my first good impressions certainly have been proven to be true, its perhaps the easiest and most forgiving instrument I've ever played. I certainly have found it hard to put down, and its already given me a ton of new ideas for tunes just by the virtue of its unique
sound and playing qualities.
The Tension-free neck and the unique bridge treatment lend themselves to
incredible ease of playing, and its an absolute
beauty to look at. That tobacco/maroon sunburst is totally unique, yet classic
in appearance, and the satin finish only adds to the overall "warmth" of
this beautiful guitar. It's also hard to
believe thats it's barely bigger than a telecaster; something that I think
Jazz players everywhere will be relieved about, and that will make the instrument
more accessable to Rock players as well.
I've also found that the guitar lends itself equally to both fingerstyle
and flatpick techniques.
How can I find fault with an instrument
like this? It's just too pretty, too great sounding and too wonderful to play!
Thanks again for your incredible design work and musical vision, you've
truly created a masterpiece that puts a "work
of art" into the hands of other artists. This, I think can only lead to great
things. I look forward to every minute I play this guitar, and it's far and
away one of the finest instruments I've
ever owned. Please let me know if I can be of assistance in any way in helping
you market this guitar. I'm already raving about it to everyone I
know who should know about a guitar like this.
Gratefully Yours, Arlen Roth
Arlen Roth is a studio session artist and the founder of the
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