The Entrada

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David Maricle with his new Natural Blonde Conti Entrada Archtop Jazz Guitar

After owning several hundred guitars since 1967, I have owned every kind imaginable. The Entrada is very well designed and built. Nicely appointed, and the setup was spot on. The sound is well balanced and very sweet, on the warm side. Amazingly sonic unplugged, and one of the best necks I have ever played on. Very light and easy to hold, and easily worth twice the asking price. This guitar reminds me of my Benedetto Bravo without the sticker shock. Well done guys, well done.

David Maricle

Boise, Idaho USA

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The Entrada Offers A Full Feature Set For A Fraction Of The Price

Conti EntradaLeading Brand 1Leading Brand 2Leading Brand 3
Elegant Headstock Brand/Logo✔️Brand Only✔️Brand Only
Quality Sealed Gear Tuners✔️✔️✔️✔️
Ebony Fretboard✔️✔️✔️✔️
MOP With Abalone Inlays✔️Dots Only✔️
24 Frets - Easy Hi Register Access✔️
Maple Neck✔️MahoganyMahogany✔️
Neck Binding✔️✔️✔️✔️
Laminated Maple Top✔️✔️✔️✔️
Laminated Maple Sides/Back✔️✔️✔️✔️
Quality Humbucker Pickup(s)✔️✔️✔️✔️
Quality TOM Bridge/Ebony Base✔️✔️✔️Ebony Only
Shallow Florentine Cutaway✔️✔️✔️
Body Binding✔️✔️✔️✔️
F-Hole Binding✔️✔️✔️
Ebony Pickguard✔️✔️✔️
Gold Finger Or Ebony Tailpiece✔️Ebony OnlyEbony Only
Output Jack Plate✔️?
Logically Placed Output Jack✔️
Durable Polyurethane Finish✔️Nitrocellulose✔️Nitrocellulose
Gig Bag✔️
Hard Shell CaseOptional Upgrade✔️✔️✔️
Full Setup & Final Inspections✔️✔️✔️
Personalized Pre-Ship Intro Video✔️
Lead Time3-5 Days5 Days10-12 Months
Deposit Required?No500NoNo
Add'l Fee For Box, Packing, Labor?No30NoNo
FedEx Ground Shipping (USA)$79.00$85.00$0.00$0.00
Currently Advertised Pricing$1,569.00$6,500.00$3,600.00$6,600.00

Current Pricing

Please Note:

If the Entrada was offered through the traditional distributor/dealer network of Big Box stores, you could expect to pay 2 to 3 times our direct pricing. By offering our instruments exclusively through our website, there are no middlemen and you can obtain a great archtop at an unbeatable price.

Tired of hearing jazz improv on your rock guitar?

Mid level laminate archtops tend to be stripped of features that matter to players. We believe you won’t find another instrument with the feature set of the Entrada at such an affordable price. Additionally, your new Entrada is fully inspected and set up to Robert’s exacting specifications prior to shipping. As part of our first class service, you will receive our Buyer Assurance Video wherein Robert Conti performs with, and introduces you to your new guitar – a truly personalized , and unparalleled experience you’ll never forget.

Features At A Glance


A well dressed headstock with Conti name and logo inlaid with Mother of Pearl

Tuning Keys

Imperial Style sealed gear tuners feature a 19:1 gear ratio, allowing a finer degree of control


24 Fret Ebony Fingerboard with Mother of Pearl and genuine Abalone Inlay.


The laminate Maple top, back & sides produces produce high quality tone and resonance.


Humbucker manufactured by Kent Armstrong – a brand name synonymous with quality and exacting specifications.


Your choice – Compensated Ebony on floating Ebony base or Gotoh Tune-o-Matic on Ebony Floating base.


Your choice – enjoy a traditional , yet unique solid Ebony tailpiece, or choose the gorgeous and sophisticated Gold Finger.

Conti Name

Since 2000 on the internet, the Conti name on the head stock is your assurance of quality.

Vince Lewis, Pro Player/Educator

"The Entrada is a versatile instrument but obviously designed by a jazz player who has made a career playing other brands of high-quality archtops and finally decided to combine all of the features of importance to him in his own house brand." (Click Vince's photo to read his full review for Jazz Guitar Today)

Available Finishes

Port Wine

Natural Blonde

Antique Sunburst

*NEW* 15 Inch Midnight Black

David Harrison, United Kingdom Comments

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Full Specifications

Natural Blonde Conti Entrada Archtop Jazz Guitar
Natural Blonde Entrada w/ Ebony Bridge & Tailpiece

Standard Options

Select Gotoh T.O.M. or Compensated Ebony Bridge

Select Gold Finger or Ebony Tailpiece

Note: “The Entrada” name plate is optional

Optional Upgrade: Midnight Package

Want to really change things up? Dress up your new Entrada in all black hardware with our Midnight Package Upgrade. With this classy upgrade, you will receive black: Tuning Keys, Pickup Covers, Vol/Tone Controls, your choice of Ebony or Black Finger Tailpiece, and Ebony or Black Gotoh Bridge. A unique look guaranteed to turn heads!

Access® Gig Bag


An $86 value, this gig bag offers the perfect blend of lightweight utility and professional-level protection.

  • Interior Dimensions:  42.75″ Long, Upper Bout: 12″, Lower Bout: 16.25″, Depth: 3.5″
  • Exterior Dimensions: 45.5 x 17.75 x 6″
  • 1″ foam core (25mm HardCell high-density closed-cell foam coupled w/ 4mm open-cell sponge foam)
  • 600D water-resistant polyester exterior w/ PVC backing
  • Smooth 70D pill-resistant poly interior w/ protective hardware abrasion guards
  • Adjustable padded backpack-style straps
  • Reinforced carry handles, heavy-duty zippers and pulls
  • Ample zippered front pocket
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs

Access® Case

(Optional Upgrade)

This Stage Three ES-335 Guitar Case will allow you to house and travel anywhere with your precious instrument worry-free and with just a bit of the opulence she deserves.

  • Interior Dimensions: Overall Length: 43.5″ (1105mm);  Upper Bout: 11.5″ (292mm);  Waist: 10.5″ (267mm);  Body Length: 18.75″ (476mm);  Lower Bout: 16″ (406mm);  Depth: 4″ (102mm)
  • Reinforced 5ply shell
  • Vinyl exterior with fully bound seams
  • Soft, plush interior over a protective layer of protective foam padding
  • Comfortable handle – chromed metal hinges, latches and hardware
  • Internal pick box with neck-suppor padding
  • External Dim: 46 x 18.5 x 6in. (1168 x 216 x 152mm)
  • Approximate Weight: 9.9 lbs

My Entradas are the finest guitars I’ve ever owned (far superior to a $5,000 archtop I recently sold). The craftsmanship and value of the Entrada make me question why anyone would purchase anything other than a Conti Guitar.

The purchasing process was undoubtedly the most customer focused experience I’ve ever encountered (for any product purchase I’ve ever made). From working with Steve in finalizing the guitar options, Mike on the supply/shipping/delivery side, and finally Robert and his incredibly enjoyable and personal videos; just an outstanding effort by a highly professional team that places the customer first.

Lonnie Smith

Alberta, Canada

Lonnie Smith with his two Conti Entrada archtops