Definitions

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  • n. A style of steel-stringed electric guitar having an arched belly

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Examples

  • He turned to the construction of archtop guitars, which have the curved top, raised bridge and f-shaped sound holes of a violin.

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  • In those preamplification days, the archtop guitar's powerful sound and unique twang was highly prized by jazz guitarists.

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  • Martin introduced its first archtop guitar in 1931, and the company also revolutionized its designs by using 14-fret necks on its guitars.

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  • Rawlings' 1935 archtop Epiphone Olympic guitar provided the main counterbalance to Welch's voice.

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  • One problem with archtop hollow-bodied guitars is that when played through an amplifier they tend to generate feedback.

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  • They are usually solid-body guitars but archtop electric guitars with hollow bodies are available which gives them some acoustic resonance (see below).

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  • The semi-hollow archtop was developed to make feedback less of an issue.

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  • The strings are gathered at the tail like an archtop guitar, but the top is formed from thin spruce (like a flat-top or classical) forced into a shallow dome.

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  • Kim Walker is one of the sought after guitar makers in the world of high-end Gibson and Martin-style acoustic and archtop guitars.

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  • Today Kim Walker is one of the most sought after guitar makers in the world of high-end Gibson and Martin-style acoustic and archtop guitars.

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  • It's...what archnemeses do, reesetee.

    November 15, 2007

  • Maybe because everyone else can enjoy it but him? Just an idea.

    November 15, 2007

  • Wait...if he were deaf, why would he hate music in the first place?

    November 15, 2007

  • Not to be confused with Peter Parker's latest foe, the arachnemesis.

    November 15, 2007

  • archtop guitar sounds a bit redundant, the kind of expensive instrument favored by an archnemesis. Or one could imagine an evil, deaf supervillain, dedicated to the destruction of music worldwide, known as the archtop archnemesis.

    November 15, 2007