1 ThePolecats 1 year ago I understand that we don't know why so this will just be your opinions but I was wondering why inexpensive acoustic archtops aren't made anymore? I see all these student type of model Harmony/Silvertone/Kay and so forth on eBay. These are so old and many have been misused so they are beat up and also there are no truss rods in most those models so if the neck changed for the worse it will be hard to fix but regardless of these being student models I am pretty sure when these were new they were pretty nice and usable guitars. I bought an SS Stewart acoustic archtop, circa 1936-38, off eBay about 2002. Open chords fine but up the neck it's messed up and will take a lot to get it playable there unless you want to do slide that is. But I am sure when this was new it was a heck of a nice guitar.In 2002 I also bought a new acoustic archtop for $200. Sam Ash house brand Brownsville had a model of acoustic archtop and for a cheapy modern model it is darn nice. Sounds great and feels great. Makes me wonder why more low priced decent acoustic archtops aren't made anymore. Epiphone has the Masterbilt line but they are at least about $800 and look great but I played a couple models but acoustically I think they weren't so great. Even my Brownsville sounds better although a lot less money and not as pretty.