Archtop guitar-cherry and Douglas fir, -$750

This is my third acoustic guitar and first archtop.  The back, sides and neck are cherry, the soundboard is douglas fir, the fretboard and bridge are jatoba, the tailpiece is beech and the peghead overlay is cherry burl.  I used Robert Benedetto’s book for the design.  The soundboard wood came from Home Depot and it took a couple of trips and some hunting through the 2×12 stacks to find a board with tight grain oriented in the correct direction. The finish is Tru Oil.  Please follow the link below to a quick video demonstration.

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