Wilkanowski Airway W2 Archtop guitar – U.S.A. – 1939

Wilkanowski Airway W2 Archtop guitar - The Guitar Database


Acoustic Hollow Body Archtop guitar


Spruce top, poplar back and sides, ebony neck

Rosewood fretboard


Some copies of this guitar bear the name AiRWAY and the headstock bears the letter W or W2. No serial numbers were used and the instruments differ widely, which was not uncommon for handmade instruments.
No more than thirty pieces from this series have been produced and all are among the best guitars.
The bridges are carved by hand from rosewood, the f-holes are reminiscent of a violin and the bodies have wooden binding instead of plastic.

Last updated on 27 April 2020
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