The ArchTop – Wyatt Wilkie

A Documentary by Darcy Muenchrath

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Please contact us for current guitar and mandolin pricing, or with any questions you may have. A 25% down payment is required before work begins. Balance is to be paid before delivery of instrument.

 

Wyatt Wilkie can be reached at (250) 871-4329
email: wyatt@wilkiestringedinstruments.com

The ArchTop – Wyatt Wilkie
A Documentary by Darcy Meunchrath

Contact us Today!

Please contact us for current guitar and mandolin pricing, or with any questions you may have. A 25% down payment is required before work begins. Balance is to be paid before delivery of instrument.

Wyatt Wilkie can be reached at (250) 871-4329
email: wyatt@wilkiestringedinstruments.com

Guitar Models

Wilkie builds several models of archtop guitar, each instrument meticulously hand-crafted and a Wilkie original. Wyatt served his apprenticeship with renowned archtop guitar builder Bob Benedetto.

Mandolins

The Northern Flyer is Wilkie’s flagship mandolin model. Recent custom work has seen him branch out to other instruments in the mandolin family.

Art of the Archtop

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Great fun at the LaConner Guitar Festival.
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Putting the final touches on this 15" Petite Fleur model while the next one looks on.
I'll have this at the Laconner Guitar Festival this weekend.
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The first 14" to leave the shop.
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Joining a curly bigleaf maple back for a 14" archtop
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Two more getting ready for binding. 17"&14".
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Routing for curly maple body binding is next.
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Prima and Paramount both with built-in pickups
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End of the day in the shop.
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Putting together some nice curly maple necks.
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A rare shop visit from Moog
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Carving an 18" Atlas top with Florentine cutaway. F-hole binding is next.
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The fun stuff
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Top is on, curly maple binding is next.
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Fitting the X-brace
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Little guitar with a big voice.
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