Archtop guitars are a classic style of guitar originating in the 1920's, and gaining popularity through the 1930's. They were large body guitars with an arched top (and back), designed to produce a penetrating acoustic sound to keep up with the jazz bands of the time. As the need to amplify the instruments became apparent, electric versions of these archtops were introduced. Eventually, hollow body and semi-hollow body electric guitars were introduced as players demanded more versatility and playability. Models such as the Gibson ES-335 & Epiphone Casino became popular with everyone from BB King & Chuck Berry, to the Beatles.
Riffs & Licks Music offer a great range of archtop and hollow body guitars from top name brands like Gretsch, Epiphone, Ibanez & Eastman. All at great prices that won't break the bank. You can also use Afterpay to take home now and pay in 4 fortnightly installments. Studio 19 offer rental options too. Check out our huge range online, or in-store, at our Newstead store in Brisbane, or our Bundall store at the Gold Coast