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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No binding on the guitar yet but getting a headstart on neck fitting and
the large-bodied mandolin is about ready for French polishing.
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3-piece curly maple necks for upcoming guitars.
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Lots of binding in my immediate future.
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Cutting the binding channel for a florentine cutaway is a bit more complicated than usual.
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An improvisation by Django Reinhardt.
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Making progress on a Northern Flyer and a larger custom mandolin.
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I cut most of my inlays but for this one I called on @luthiersupply and they did a great job! I use a Dremel tool with mini router base to fit it in.
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Binding two mandolins tonight(well maybe tomorrow).
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Seems like I always need more necks.
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Getting there.
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A Wilkie guitar in its natural habitat.
Thanks @fatonmacula !
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Three very different guitars.
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Fitting a neck today. Pretty much my favorite thing to do.
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Here's some new stuff. Got 'em cut out now it's time for binding.
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Adding the tuners and starting on the nut.
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