Handmade from the finest select woods and materials

Acoustic Archtop Guitars

by Southern California Luthier

Tad R. Brown

CC Gold

CC Gold

  • Adirondack Red spruce top
  • Red maple back and sides
  • Rosewood or African Blackwood appointments
  • All maple bindings
  • Smooth edges with arm & rib contours
  • All wood bridge & saddle
  • Signature f-holes
  • 1 piece or 3 piece maple & rosewood neck
  • Stainless steel frets
  • Waverly tuners
  • Harmonically tuned tailpiece
  • Charlie Christian pickup with full cobalt magnet harness
  • 15 1/2″ body, 3″ – 3 1/2″ sides, 25.4″ scale, 1 3/4″ nut
  • Powerful rich clean tone with huge dynamic range
  • Lightweight and highly responsive, 5 lbs 2oz
  • Custom Calton Flight case

Hey Tad, I just bought one of your guitars, the CC Gold that you custom-made for Paul Huemiller at Dream Guitars. I’m a follower of Sean McGowan; I think he’s a great jazz player, and found out about your guitar online, and found out that Paul had one being made… I think it’s an absolutely gorgeous instrument! I just wanted to thank you for making such a great jazz archtop guitar. I love the Cc pickup. I was looking for a Charlie Christian pickup for a jazz archtop guitar, and this is just magnificent. I think it’s absolutely beautiful sounding, and the quality of workmanship is AMAZING.

John Kime