The moment you pick up a Frank Brothers guitar, you know you're in for something special as the quality is that obvious. All the hallmarks of a high-end instrument are present: flawless finish work, clean, crips lines throughout, excellent fretwork, etc.
Why We Love This
The Frank Brothers are one of the great success stories of the last 10 years in the boutique guitar world. One visit to the Toronto-based company's Instagram page quickly turns into an hours-long deep-dive into some of the coolest original designs you're likely to encounter.
Case in point? This gorgeous 2022 Arcade, in a shop favorite Sage Green. Complimented by a beautiful tortoise guard, white binding, and block inlays, the Arcade exudes pure class while hinting at a more rebellious side - as in, you want to plug this into the closest half-stack and rip your favorite looks....and you'll look damned good while doing so!
The build quality is exceptional - as good as anything we represent (think Collings-level, as an example). The feel is unique though still familiar. The unique bit largely comes from the body shape - it's just not one you encounter everyday. The neck shape (think Gibson), tones, and playability are the familiar bits. It's a cool experience to sit down with a FB guitar, especially if you value unique guitar design that is also about as high-level as a guitar can get.
Simply put? If you're in the market for something unique, or maybe even looking to buy one really great guitar vs owing a few good instruments, check out this Frank Brothers Arcade.