John S. Eastman 810CE

Dear Lou, First off, Happy New Year!  And what a way to start the New Year.  The pictures are fantastic.  Thanks so much for taking the time yesterday in helping me select a guitar. As I related to you yesterday, the level of happiness I experienced in looking at and playing the fine instruments in […]

David L. Peerless Imperial

Lou, I wanted to send a quick note to thank you for shipping the Peerless Imperial with the set Lollar pickup. It was packed so carefully that it was nearly in tune when I started to play it right out of the case. It is a sweet guitar, it is like an L5 Wes but […]

Bob R. D’Angelico

Hello Lou, I hope that you or one of your clients is enjoying that DA Excell that you purchased from me. You really educated me on archtops. You were extremely accommodating to my needs. I am waiting for the next Palen. I may also have a couple more guitars to trade or sell you outright. […]

Al Palen

Lou, After returning from my 5 day excursion to find the perfect archtop, it’s a no brainer! I must have played 200 fine archtops. I had the will power not to buy any, until I got back to Ohio. The Palen wins on tone, weight, responsiveness, and amazingly price. The workmanship is great too. The […]

Nick Palen

Hey Lou, I can believe that I spent 3 hours on the L.I.Expressway to meet somebody who lives 15 minutes from my house. The good news is that you sold me the best archtop I have ever played. I knew that I was going to buy it the minute that I picked it up. I […]

Jonathan Vintage

Hello Lou, I’ll be looking for you at the Long Island Show next year. I don’t know if I’ll ever find a better playing archtop than the JS that you got from the Berkeley grad. But I had so much fun this May, I may come down to help you out if you let me […]

Jonathan Palen Performer

Hello Lou, When I found out that you now have a showroom, I had to come down and play every one of the 100 archtops that you have on display. That 1972 Jimmy D´Aquisto New Yorker was unquestionably the best archtop that I have ever played. And since you wouldn´t accept all my vintage Gibsons […]

Anonymous Gibson L5 CES

Hello Lou, I met you at the Phlly show. I am so happy with the L5 CES that I purchased at the show. Just wanted to let you know that I’ll be looking for another one in Nov. Thanks, Anonymous

Charlie Wes

Hey Lou, This is the L5 guy. That 93 Wes you sold me is unbelievable. The price was great too. Please send me a list of what you have. You know what I like. Thanks, Charlie, South Jersey

Scott Palen

Hey Lou, I know that I called you many times for info on archtops. Most of the archtops that I purchased out here, were pretty true to your comments. But when you sent me the Palen, the tone just blue all the others away. Just like you told me it would. What am I supposed […]