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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This is how I do that.
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There are a million little things to do at all hours.
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The bird's about ready to fly.
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Gotta wash that window one of these days.
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My 16.25" Northern Flyer archtop with custom hand-made Kent Armstrong floating pickup.
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Some nice maple on this Prima Florentine.
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The wonderful Meredith Axelrod was in town recently performing at the Vancouver Island Music Festival.
If you don't already know about it her and her partner Craig Ventresco have been doing a nightly show live at 8pm on Facebook and Youtube for the last two years.
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Doin' a little late night gluin'.
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A recent 14" Journeyman model.
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Curly Redwood Florentine
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Making a 15" Vanguard model with yellow birch back and sides and yellow cedar linings, neck and tailblock.
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17" Oracle model which has an elliptical soundhole. This one also has a side port and built-in Lollar CC pickup. @museguitarparts tailpiece
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Neck-setting begins on a custom Prima model
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Nearly neck-fitting time for this Paramount.
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