PALEN 17″ Carved Archtop Guitar 32


Palen Archtops

Guitar Type

Archtop Hollow Body

Lower Bout Width


Body Depth


Nut Width


Fingerboard Scale


Pickup Type


Wood Composition

Carved Solid


Maple, Spruce





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Our goal at Guitars ‘n Jazz is to find you the best possible instrument that not only matches your personal requirements and play-style, but is also a guitar that you enjoy playing and look forward to picking up.

We strive to price our instruments as competitively as possible in order to give our customers the best possible value for their dollar. And as a guitarist myself I would never sell an instrument that didn’t live up to my own high standards and expectations.

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We encourage you to call us for the best price possible. We routinely have demos, closeouts, blemishes, and used instruments available for purchase. And if you happen to find a lower price please let us know.

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Since our inventory changes so frequently it’s best to call us to find all of your available options. With over 500 archtops in stock you can be assured that we have unbelievable guitars to fit any budget.

SKU: PALEN Carved 17" Archtop Guitar. Category: .

Palen archtops are very response,  with lively acoustic tone and  great projection.  Very light to hold and comfortable to play.

Product Description


17″ arch top hand-built by Master luthier Nelson Palen from Kansas. This guitar has stunning hand-carved, master-grade flamed Maple back & sides with a lovely hand-carved European Spruce top.
This fingerboard, bridge, tailpiece, bridge & faceplate are all made of very clean, streak-free Gabon Ebony.  The original Palen floating pickup is installed & ready to go.
This stunning instrument has the deep, punchy tone that Palen’s instruments are known for. This has a full, D-shaped neck with a beautiful Ebony fingerboard.
Lightly played in our showroom.

Nut width = 1.75″ (1 3/4″, 44.45mm)
Fingerboard width at the 12th fret = 2.125″ (2 1/8″, 53.975mm)
Width at FB end = 2.28125″ (2 9/32″, 57.94375mm)
Scale Length = 25″ (635mm)
Body Dimensions = 17″ x 3″ (431.8mm x 76.2mm)
Overall Length of Guitar = 43″ (1092.2mm)
Neck Thickness @ 1st fret: .808″
Neck Thickness @ 11th fret: .859″
Overall Body Length: 20 13/16″
Overall Neck Length: 21 1/2″
Gold tuners
5-ply Ivoroid binding around body, fingerboard, & headstock

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