Maker of acoustic and electric archtop guitars.

Athena Archtops

Athena Archtop, 17″, 4A flame, bound pickguard, light amber finish.

Athena front

Athena back

  • Classic archtop, cutaway styling with multi-lined plastic bindings throughout
  • X-braced, hand-carved aged spruce top
  • Hand-carved AAA, highly flamed maple back with matching sides
  • Body rim depth 3?
  • Figured-maple neck, with graphite reinforcement and adjustable truss rod
  • Solid-ebony fingerboard, bridge, pickguard, and front & back peghead overlays
  • Split block mother-of-pearl inlays on fingerboard
  • Hand-engraved mother-of-pearl and abalone Athena inlay on peghead
  • Choice of scale length and nut width
  • Mother-of-pearl nut
  • Abalone dot side position markers
  • Precision-machined brass tailpiece construction with ebony overlay
  • Handmade knurled brass height adjusters on bridge
  • High-gloss nitro-cellulose, natural, lacquer finish
  • Gold Schaller tuning machines with ebony buttons
  • 24K gold-plated metal parts
  • Five-ply Cedar Creek plush, fitted hard shell case with keyed lock
  • Seven string
  • Left handed
  • Body rim depth of 3-3/8?
  • Non-cutaway body style
  • Wood custom choices:
    • Quilt AAA, AAAA, or AAAAA
    • Flame AAAA or AAAAA
  • Custom finish options
  • Kent Armstrong pickup: floating or built-in
  • Back through neck-heel construction
  • Bound pickguard
  • Tone control
  • Side port
  • Burl appointments
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Gallery of Athena Archtop Guitars

Athena Archtop 16″, 4A flame, cocobolo trim, back-through-neck-heel construction, dark amber finish


Athena Peghead with Cocobolo

Athena Archtop 18-3/8”, 7-string, D’Angelico-shaped body, 4A flame, cello f-holes, sans fingerboard inlay, blue finish

Athena 18 inch blue 7 string front

Athena 18 inch blue 7 string back

Athena Archtop, 17”, 5A quilt, custom inlay on tailpiece, bound birds-eye maple pickguard, back-through-neck-heel construction, amber sunburst finish

Custom inlay Athena front


Athena Archtop 17”, 4A flame, bound pickguard, sunburst finish

Roos Sunburst front