Beyond Flattops: The Magic of Resonator, Baritone, and Archtop Guitars

From the March/April 2020 issue of Acoustic Guitar  Ever since the Spanish luthier Antonio de Torres Jurado pioneered the design of the modern classical guitar in the mid-1800s, guitar makers have been toying with ways of making louder instruments with wider tonal ranges. These experiments have resulted in structural deviations from the traditional flattop guitar—changes that must have seemed … Continue reading Beyond Flattops: The Magic of Resonator, Baritone, and Archtop Guitars