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17" Acoustic
Archtop Guitar





front view of michael mccarten's 17 front view of the body of michael mccarten's 17
This is an example of of a more traditionally styled 17" archtop guitar.
like a traditional instrument this is equipped with a metal "trapeze tailpiece, adjustable bridge, plastic binding (in simple or elaborate styles).

front view of the body of michael mccarten's 17
rear view of the body of michael mccarten's 17 This example has figured Walnut back, sides, and neck.
The top is Western Red Cedar.
The fingerboard is ebony.
The headstock is walnut.
Pickguard is Tortoise style celuloid bound to match the body.
Other accents are a combination of Curly Walnut, Maple.


rear view of the body of michael mccarten's 17


The top and back are both individually carved and graduated by hand for the optimum voice.