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Scharpach Archtop Guitars - OPUS VINTAGE
To honour tradition does not mean to keep the ashes, but to pass on the flame.
The Opus Vintage is inspired by the pre-war sound qualities of the archtop acoustic guitars of that early period. The early custom archtop guitars were mostly strung up with 0,14 or even higher and the Opus Vintage sounds great with 0,12. A fully acoustic build and non-cutaway Archtop, although it has a custom floating Humbucker positioned at the end of the neck. It comes with a robust 18” lower bout, which carries a rich full-body voice. The acoustic balance and volume of the Opus Vintage archtop guitar can only impress: Sweet and clear in the upper register, honeyed in mid-range, and velvety in her low notes.
CUSTOM BUILT ARCHTOP GUITARS
Theo Scharpach is recognised as being one of the finest Archtop guitar makers in Europe today. He has been building Archtops for over 40 years and has access to some of the finest and incredibly old stocked woods.
If you are interested in owning one of the finest archtop guitars imaginable, specifically built for your needs and preferences, then request a free consultation below and we will make sure to get in touch with you as soon as possible.
OUR COLLECTION OF CUSTOM GUITARS
Over the many years of striving for full client satisfaction and dedication to the craft of building the best archtop guitars, Scharpach guitars has built up a wide array of archtop guitar designs. Below you can see some of Theo Scharpach’s most recent creations.
ARCHTOP GUITARS: WOOD CHOICES
For most Archtops, Scharpach uses woods that were bought from the widow of Artur Lang way back in 1985.
Artur Lang was a well-known German guitar maker living in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, who died in 1975. Although some of the woods may have minor visual flaws, it is acoustically far superior to any fresh woods, due to its extreme age. The rough pre-cut tops sound like a bell. They have probably been drying in storage in Lang's workshop for more than 40 years. This means the wood is now close to 80 years old. This special batch of wood combined with detail oriented and precise creation is what gives Scharpach guitars such a vastly superior and characteristic sound.
LEFT HANDED ARCHTOP GUITARS
Of course it is also possible to request a bespoke Scharpach instrument as a left-handed guitar. The process of designing and creating a left handed archtop is very similar to the creation of a right handed model. Through 40-years of dedicated work in creating fine custom guitars, Theo Scharpach makes it possible to take all your personal preferences and wishes to build your ultimate left-handed dream guitar. Besides creating left-handed electric archtops, it is of course also possible to create a left-handed acoustic archtop guitar.
Make your custom guitar dream come true
From all custom archtop guitar makers, Scharpach guitars stands out as one of the most client focussed and detail oriented creators. If you have a custom guitar idea in mind and would like to discuss your ideas, then please contact us through the form below so we can start to use our 40 years of dedicated craftsmanship and creativity to make your dream a reality.
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The price displayed here is the base price of this model, excluding particular options linked to your desires and personal customization needs.
Please do not hesitate to contact me so that we can discuss your wishes and I can offer you a price as close as possible to your customization needs.
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