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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What a difference a year makes.
Been a year since this Aussie Tornado whipped through town😊
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Tonight in the shop.
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Very excited to be making progress on a new mandolin for Gervais Cormier!
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Davis Joachim's Northern Flyer.
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Getting some early morning sun.
A new 17" Paramount takes shape.
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Binding some f-holes with curly maple.
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Soundhole binding today.
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The shop smells of Maple and shellac. I might sleep in here tonight.
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Not what I'm used to as a builder of archtop instruments but this is just the thing for attaching a flat (well, curved) back to rims.
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Another new project. This will have a carved top and flat back. Nylon strings.
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This European Maple was born to be carved.
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Student/helper Keith taking care o business.
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Quite a variety of archtops coming up!
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A nice place to be.
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Starting on a new one.
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Making a mold for a custom 14" archtop.
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Making progress on a new mandolin.
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Just acquired a nice huge slab of very clear Red Cedar, not something I use very often but couldn't resist.
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