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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / Tacoma Jazz Archtop Series

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Merry New Year!
Feb 23rd, 2012 08:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

Please bring them back! They are impossible to find and the only ones available are steadily climbing in price. Due to the slightly out of the ordinary for a jazz archtop looks (paisly sound hole) I waited too long to pull the trigger when they were available. I promise to not make that mistake again. I fondly remember the tone, the modern contemporary looks, the feel and satisfaction I had playing these guitars in the acoustic room of Guitar Center. Just after the Fender acquisition, they were gone in a flash.

This guitar filled a very important niche in the archtop range... The step between the $600 Epiphones and Ibanez's and the $3,000 Sadowsky's and Harmony's on up to the super pricey Gibsons. This gap is now filled by Chinese manufacturers like Peerless and Eastman churning out copies of Benedetto models.

The Tacoma was truely unique and beat myself for not recognizing it until it was too late.


Only Place I Can Find That Still Has Availability


gretna, la

Apr 3rd, 2012 05:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

not going to happen.

do your homework on that particular vendor.

the jazz king (aka AJF22 or AJF28) is a fine guitar.

there had been one or two of late on the bay.

one can find them.

the tacoma guitar forum may be a resource for you to explore as well.



gretna, la

Apr 4th, 2012 04:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

there is one (AJF22C) currently listed on the bay now.

no affiliation.


gretna, la

Apr 6th, 2012 09:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

and then there were three.

currently three listed on the bay.

one has a very nice price. (< original price)

no affiliation.

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