1994 Crow Archtop – £999
NEW ARRIVAL Arthur Crow was a little known luthier of fine archtop guitars, based in Longmont, Colorado. One of his unique touches was the beautifully inlayed headstock logo of the Twin Peaks, Rocky Mountains of Colorado, which he could see from his shop window. This fine inlay work can be seen all over this guitar, particularly the rooster howling at the moon on the pickguard. Unfortunately he died in 1996, so this guitar was one of his last models. The guitar is a classic jazz guitar, and the headstock shape is clearly a nod to D’Aquisto and D’Angelico. It features an all solid, hand carved body of Spruce top with Maple back and sides. The fingerboard, bridge and tailpiece are Ebony. The guitar has all the hallmarks of a fine jazzer, with a rich yet mellow tone, punchy mids and warm acoustic edge, and great playability. It’s a real head turner. The guitar is in good condition with lots of great looking lacquer checking, and a tightly repaired centre seam crack. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.