I was thinking about getting an archtop like an Epiphone Swingster. I play punk and ska. I love Rancid's Tim Armstrongs tone and have a decent amp {peavey VYPYR} so i got the punk side covered but what i was concerned about was the Ska. Iv yet to hear a ska guitarist use an archtop though so I wanted to know if anyone here uses one for ska.
Tomas Kalnoky of Streetlight Manifesto plays an Es-335, and he is one of the better guitarists in Ska.

I happen to also play an archtop for my Ska band, and I love it, and it has fairly good tone to it.
K i thought he used a Les Paul thanks for that info. What archtop do you play and is there any considerations i should know about.