began as a labor of love for a few vintage archtop guitar collectors and players in Southeast Michigan.

For nearly fifteen years we've tried to present information and photos of guitars and accessories from the golden age of jazz guitar as well as paths to learn more. We make no claims to be a complete resource - our goal has been to fill in blanks as we see them and to share our knowledge as we learn.

We present information about books as we read them, dealers that we've done business with and trust, and supplement that information with photos (Gallery), articles (Etcetera), interviews, and occasional guitars and accessories for sale (For Sale) as they become available.

If you have a unique instrument you would like to photograph and write about please contact us about the possibility of adding it to our site.