H1442 - Roy Smeck Artiste|
Acoustic archtop - Black
Production year(s) : 1940-1942 (other years possible, not verified)
Grand auditorium size - maple body, spruce top - transparent (or white ?) pickguard. Some of them had the unusual "straight" f-holes. One reported with a H1305 stamp.
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- LorneB - 2007-03-15
I have a Roy Smeck Artiste from 1942 but the pick-guard is white plastic,not clear. I also replaced the tuners some years ago but still have the old ones (a couple of them need buttons replaced). Since it retailed for 32.50 in the 40's what would it be worth now? It was well made and still sounds good and loud for an archtop.
- eddie "v" - 2007-10-28
I have a roy smeck artiste model exactly as shown in the picture with a white pickguard. It is great
playing guitar and I also have another newport model.