I play mostly Fender and Gibson types. Never owned one of them Archetypals. They any good? Oh, (almost forgot) and where are they built and how much do they weigh? For me blues sounds like blues no matter what guitar is being used. There is no "one single" best blues guitar. It's all about the player and quite often it's his sound we hear yet he would sound pretty much the same no matter what guitar he was playing. It's from the licks I can tell who I'm hearing not the instrument.