The Heirloom

Watch Robert Conti Put This Archtop To The Test


Please Note:

If the Heirloom was available through the traditional distributor/dealer network, you could expect to pay 2-3 times the price. By offering these instruments exclusively through our website, the middlemen are removed and you can obtain a great archtop at an unbeatable price.

What is the definition of an Heirloom?

According to Webster’s Dictionary, an Heirloom is defined as:

“a valuable object that is owned by a family for many years and passed from one generation to another.”

 Following the worldwide acceptance and success of the first generation of Conti Guitars, we are extremely proud to introduce the new generation of Conti Guitars, now appropriately named the Heirloom Edition, as we believe this instrument will remain with your family for a lifetime. The Heirloom features a Solid Spruce Top with Solid Maple Sides and Back, Grover Imperial Tuners and a TonePros Tune-O-Matic Bridge, along with gorgeous Headstock and Fretboard appointments. If you’re searching for a unique and affordable top of the line Jazz Guitar, you’ll find your dream in the Conti Heirloom Edition.

Features At A Glance


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

Tuning Keys

Grover Imperial sealed gear tuners feature a 14:1 gear ratio, allowing a finer degree of control


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


Solid Spruce top, and Solid Maple back & sides, a superior combination for tone.


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


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


Your choice – enjoy a traditional 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.

Owner Comments

Available Finishes

Natural Blonde
Antique Sunburst
Ruby Red

Full Specifications

Natural w/ Ebony Tailpiece & TonePros® Bridge

  • Inlay - Mother of Pearl
  • Tuners - Gold Grover® Imperial 14:1 Gear Ratio
  • Binding - Ivory/Black Double

  • NECK
  • Neck Material - Maple
  • Fingerboard - Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius - 15.75" (400mm)
  • Fingerboard Inlay - Mother of Pearl & Abalone
  • Scale Length - 24.6" (625mm)
  • Nut - Bone, 1.69" Width
  • Width @ Nut - 1.69" (43mm)
  • Width @ End Fret - 2.25" (57mm)
  • Joins Body - 16th Fret
  • Number of Frets - 24
  • Strings - Conti Preferred Gauge
  • String Gauges - 11-14-20w-28-38-48
  • Binding - Ivory/Black
  • BODY
  • Shape - Thin Body Archtop
  • Top - Solid Spruce
  • Back/Sides - Solid Maple
  • Cutaway - Shallow Florentine
  • Finish - Polyurethane High Gloss
  • Depth - 1.73" (44mm)
  • Upper Bout - 11.6" (294.64mm)
  • Lower Bout - 16" (406.4mm)
  • Sound Hole/Binding - 2 F-Holes/Ivory
  • Top Binding - Ivory/Black Triple
  • Bridge Base - Ebony Floating
  • Bridge - TonePros® Tune-o-Matic or Ebony
  • Pickguard - Ebony
  • Tailpiece - Gold Finger or Ebony

  • Pickup - Kent Armstrong® Humbucker
  • Controls - Ebony, Volume & Tone
  • Output Jack - Switchcraft® 4" (101.6mm) from Endpin
  • Weight - Approx. 6 lbs (2.72 kg)

Additional Photos

Access® Gig Bag


An $80 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)

  • 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