American Archtop Dream Archtop Guitar #009-97 - Used  From Other

A lovely, handmade Archtop from Dale Unger's shop in Nazareth, PA!


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Condition: Used, Very Good

An exceptionally clear and warm amplified sound makes this tidy and very beautifully figured laminate maple archtop a real dream to play. With a fresh neck reset, some cosmetic touches, and a professional setup from our in-house luthier, this nearly 25 year old guitar is refreshed and ready to make your dreams come true!

SP Luthier Notes: Neck reset, drop fills, and setup

Manufacturer's Description from Other

Playing and building guitars has been my life and my passion for over 45 years. From the first guitar I built in 1978, and now hundreds of guitars later, I build each guitar as if it were my own. The archtop guitar is a work of art in my eyes, and is my favorite guitar to build and design. Designing and building guitars with my clients, and hearing them played, is still one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. My handmade American Archtop Guitars, for which I have received worldwide critical acclaim, are built for the player. Guitars can be custom ordered and I am always available to discuss your personal preferences. I am president and owner of American Archtop Guitars. All my instruments are built in Nazareth, Pa. USA.

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Model: American Dream

Serial: 009-97

Year: 1997

Body: Laminate Maple

Top: Laminate Maple

Neck: Maple

Body Dimensions: 17" x 3"

Scale: 25"

Frets: 21

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable

Fingerboard: Solid Ebony

Bridge: Solid Ebony

Finger Rest: Solid Ebony

Tailpiece: Solid Ebony

Tuners: Black Schaller / Gotoh 510 Tuning Machines

Pickup: Benedetto

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Case: Hardshell