Seven String Archtop
Seven String Archtop

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

7 String Quilted Maple Back
7 String Quilted Maple Back

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

 Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

7 String Side
7 String Side

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

17" Archtop Guitar
17" Archtop Guitar

This is the guitar my father built.  It is a 17" Benedetto style guitar.  Currently I use round-wound Elixir Nano-web strings.  Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Close up of f-holes and spruce top
Close up of f-holes and spruce top

European Spruce top with F holes lined with Wenge.

Headstock
Headstock

Wenge veneer, Gotoh Tuners, Mother of Pearl inlay.

 

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Inlay Detail
Inlay Detail

Photo by Michael Stewart

Close up of Mother of Pearl inlay
Close up of Mother of Pearl inlay

Mother of Pearl inlay on fingerboard and Seymour Duncan Benedetto pick up.

Archtop Back
Archtop Back

Tiger maple with honey stain and nitro finish.  Binding is solid curly maple.  Neck is maple and wedge laminate.

Photo by Michael Stewart

Electric guitar made by my father
Electric guitar made by my father

Seymour Duncan pick ups with coil taps. Gotoh tuners. Warmoth maple neck.

 Aniline Dye red finish with shellac/french polish.  Body is solid maple with chambers to reduce weight.

Aniline Dye red finish with shellac/french polish.  Body is solid maple with chambers to reduce weight.

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PRS style guitar made by my father.
PRS style guitar made by my father.

Seymour Duncan pick ups, 5 way switch ala PRS. Solid mahogany body with maple back and top

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 Future 7 String Archtop. Quilted maple back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top, Burled maple headstcok, tailpiece and finger rest, maple/walnut laminated neck

Future 7 String Archtop. Quilted maple back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top, Burled maple headstcok, tailpiece and finger rest, maple/walnut laminated neck

Future Seven String back
Future Seven String back

Quilted maple