(De)Constructing the Archtop Jazz Guitar Workshop with Paul Saunders

DATE: Sunday July 26th, 2015
STAGE: NOTL Public Library
ADDRESS: 10 Anderson Ln, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
TIME: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

“(De) Constructing the Archtop Jazz Guitar Workshop with Paul Saunders”
Followed by a jazz guitar demo with jazz guitarist Warren Stirtzinger.

A close look at the way the archtop jazz guitar is made; construction techniques, methods and materials. including a concise look at the evolution of the instrument and its place in jazz music now and in the future from the perspective of a guitar maker.

An archtop guitar is a steel-stringed acoustic or semi-acoustic guitar with a full body and a distinctive arched top, whose sound is particularly popular with jazz players.

Typically, an archtop guitar has:

  • 6 strings
  • An arched top and back, not flat
  • Moveable adjustable bridge
  • F-holes similar to members of the violin family
  • Rear mounted tailpiece, stoptail bridge or Bigsby tremolo
  • 14th-fret neck join

WEBSITE: www.paulsaundersinstruments.com