The Phoenix Family of Archtops
Our archtops are available in two basic types: Our “artist” series, and our “collector” series. All models described below are available in either series.
The difference between the “artist” and the “collector” series is that the “artist” has a solid wood, pressed top and back, with plastic bindings, hand-carved recurve, hand carved neck, and our Phoenix bird hand inlaid into the headstock. This guitar starts at $4,000.00, with one pickup (floating or inset). Any of the features can be upgraded, so please call 480-239-4055 for prices.
The “collector” series starts with a hand carved top and back, solid wood bindings, a bound headstock, and a custom designed brass hinge on the tailpiece. This guitar starts at $7,000.00.
Both the “artist” and the “collector” series of guitars are available with many upgrades (a top and/or back bevel, multiple pickups, custom inlays, etc.). Please call 480-239-4055 for pricing.
The Phoenix 17 Archtop
This is a 17” archtop guitar with a single cutaway. The top is Sitka Spruce, and sides and back are Flamed Maple. This guitar is available as an acoustic, or with pickups (floating or built in). The guitar shown has a single floating Kent Armstrong pickup with volume and tone controls under the pickguard. It also has quilted maple bindings, with a bound headstock. The finish is our “natural” sunburst, which has become one of our most popular. Please call to discuss pricing options.
The Phoenix 16 Archtop
This guitar has a 16” lower bout, but still has a huge acoustic sound. The guitar shown has a Western Red Cedar top (choco-vanilla cedar), and figured Cherry sides and back. The bindings are Macassar Ebony, and it also has a Macassar Ebony bevel for comfort. This is a feature available on any of our guitars. Also, note that this guitar has a floating pickup, but instead of having stealth controls under the pickguard, the controls are on the top–but outside the F-holes to optimize acoustic volume and tone. The finish on this guitar is natural.
The Phoenix 15 Archtop
This guitar has a 15” lower bout archtop that has an amazing sound for a small package, and was specifically designed for its comfort. It not only has a great acoustic sound, but its acoustics add a tremendous quality to a pickup. The guitar shown has sides and back of stunning quilted maple, and a three tone sunburst with a floating Kent Armstrong pickup, but is available with a built in pickup, or any of our custom finishes. It is also available as a thinline.
The Custom 14 Archtop
The Custom 14 is spectacular for a small body guitar. With only a 14” lower bout, it adds a huge sound to the electronics, and is extremely comfortable to play. It has a full 24.9 scale length. This is no chambered electric, but a full hollow body guitar with a sound that can’t be matched with any solid body electric. It is available with one pickup or two, floating or built in.
The guitar shown is a thinline, but it is available in a deeper body, with more acoustic properties, or any of our other finishes.
Contact Phoenix Guitar Company
For more information, please contact us at 480-239-4055.