Electric Archie


    The original version is a result of Bill Frisell’s interest in a guitar that would work as an all around traveling and recording guitar. Based on the standard Little Archie, which Bill also helped design, this takes a big step towards being an electric guitar while maintaining certain acoustic aspects. It had a carved top and back like a traditional archtop, but the top was been left full thickness in the center to provide a solid platform for the pickups. See the photo at lower right below. This version (no longer available) has evolved into:

    NEW ELECTRIC ARCHIE  (Shown at left)

    Over time the Electric Archie has evolved to become a New Electric Archie.  This hybrid version incorporates a deeper (2.5″) body, single pickup, and a fully carved and braced top, for a fuller acoustic tone. This is a very versatile guitar, with a nice acoustic voice and is very comfortable to play.

    Standard features for the Electric Archie (shown at left):

    • Electronics include your choice of pickup with single volume and tone controls. Jason Lollar’s Imperial humbucker or P90 are popular options (Customer’s Choice)
    • Waverly tuners
    • Scale length of 24 3/4″ or 24.9″ (Builder’s Choice)
    • Nut width 1 3/4″
    • Neck joint at 16th fret
    • Nickel plated tailpiece
    • Finish: Satin lacquer finish
    • Includes custom gig bag
    • Price $6200, available as time allows.
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