Got an Ibanez Artcore AG-75 in a trade, and bought a Peavey Bandit 112. Score!
I’ve owned several archtops, including another AG-75. This will be wearing 11 or 12 gauge Chromes very soon.Congrats! I have that same guitar and its been great for me. I set it up with flatwounds and have been using it while trying to learn some jazz standards.
The 12 gauge chromes play easily on this guitar. Action is lower than most archtops. You certainly don’t want to bend too much though!12 gauge Chromes! Wow! I'm just trying to get used to 11 gauge Chromes.
My hands are not very strong.
Your new amp looks VERY clean. From what I understand, those Peavey 112 amps are "bullet proof".