Otwin Archtop Guitar
This is a beautiful looking guitar. I took lots of pictures
of it. The light was good and it went easy so I didn't
It has a great sound. It is deep and full. When
playing open chords it sounds more like a flattop. When
playing chords or leads up the neck it sounds like the archtop
It had a dual pickup system on it when I got it but only one
pickup worked so I carefully removed it all and put it all
away. I am having a repro pick-guard made just like
the original minus the holes for the electronics. If
anyone knows someone who could do a good job of restoring the
I bought the Otwin from Günter Amendt who runs the website http://banjoworld.de/.
you like German archtops look at this page. http://banjoworld.de/Gindex.htm.
wish I would have known about his site a few years back
before he sold some of those beauties. WOW!!!
reason I bought it was I wanted to experience the "German
is a neat design concept first seen on Roger guitars. It
seems to bring out the bottom end a bit more. I
have a Roger blonde also on my Archtops page.
I have the copies of the original small photos that Mr. Amendt
took of guitar with the pickup system still on it right here.
to put all the electronics back on just to take pictures of
it. It is more beautiful without the electronics.