Matt Arcara....MGA Guitars

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markT
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Matt Arcara....MGA Guitars

Post: # 2803Post markT
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:56 am

I've been dealing a lot with TME the past couple of years and have seen a few of Matt's guitars pop up, then not stay on the site long. Andy and Adam have sung high praises for him and his guitars. He's a great player too.
I took the plunge and bought a used Arcara D1 recently. I really dig it. It's got the punch of a Collings with a little more woody warmth to it. Just like Andy described.
He's and up and coming builder I'm sure we'll hear more about in the coming years.....

http://www.mgaguitars.com/ccmtdcttjurf8 ... f9xurzlt9b

https://themusicemporium.com/guitars/ar ... ogany.7015

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Eric Jones
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Re: Matt Arcara....MGA Guitars

Post: # 2811Post Eric Jones
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:31 pm

I’ve admired the Arcara guitars from a distance and through TMEs videos. I’d sure like to play one of his mahogany dreads.

Greg Y
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Re: Matt Arcara....MGA Guitars

Post: # 2817Post Greg Y
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:33 am

Mark, Congratulations on your Arcara guitars. I had an Arcara mahogany dread for a number of years. Matt is both a very talented musician and builder. I brought my Arcara to Texas and both Bill C & Steve McCreary had their hands on it. Both commented on how clean the build was. Steve McCreary is the man who handed Matt a Collings CW prize guitar when he placed 1st at Winfield in 2006. Your description matches mine. Similar style of tone, power and build quality as Collings but somewhat more warmth.
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Re: Matt Arcara....MGA Guitars

Post: # 3574Post Red Oak
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:42 am

markT wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:56 am I've been dealing a lot with TME the past couple of years and have seen a few of Matt's guitars pop up, then not stay on the site long. Andy and Adam have sung high praises for him and his guitars. He's a great player too.
I took the plunge and bought a used Arcara D1 recently. I really dig it. It's got the punch of a Collings with a little more woody warmth to it. Just like Andy described.
He's and up and coming builder I'm sure we'll hear more about in the coming years.....

http://www.mgaguitars.com/ccmtdcttjurf8 ... f9xurzlt9b

https://themusicemporium.com/guitars/ar ... ogany.7015

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TME has a used one. Any idea what a new Arcara is selling for now?

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