Egmond Archtop guitar – The Netherlands – 1956

Egmond Archtop guitar The Guitar Database


Acoustic Hollow Body Archtop guitar


Layered maple body, maple neck

Rosewood fretboard


In the 1960s Egmond was the largest producer in Europe. Their models were sold under different brand names, such as Wilson, Rosetti, Vega or Alpha.
These early acoustic archtops sold at a fraction of the price of an imported American guitar. However, the Egmond had all the features important to beginner guitarists: a sunburst finish, simple body bindings, a floating pickguard and stylized holes, but cheap wood and a missing trussrod.

Used by artist(s): George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Brian May

Last updated on 5 May 2020
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