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Prewar Vintage Richter Cowboy Guitar with History

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-10)
Price : US $256.00



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Work started on this guitar in 1927 August 8. Richter of Chicago stamped 8-8-27 on the birchwood back. It dried and aged through the start of the Great Depression. The nation took diversion and comfort at the movies. The Plainsman, with a young and handsome Gary Cooper, captured the imagination of 18 year old Roy Benton Morrison of Roane County Kingston Tennesee. Through the years he taught himself to play and this guitar was his pardner. His granddaughter remembers her mother's account of Dad getting a little drunk and becoming a Cowboy Star! Based on the wear patterns he may well have been one. This guitar has had serious use. There were deep grooves in the fretboard and the cowboy's face was clean rubbed off after which Roy added a pickguard. By this time the grime had all but obliterated the moonlit camp scene featured on the front. See the before and after pictures. Passing away in 1992 Roy's guitar was passed for two generations. Mudwasps took up residence inside. It made its way to San Diego where Roy's great great grandkids learned OTHER instruments. Danice, they're mom couldn't chuck it in the dumpster.

Roy's Guitar and I met in a parking lot near military housing. I promised to restore the guitar and that The Plainsman would sing again. I spent 200 hours completely rebuilding, rebending, rebracing, regluing, cleaning, resetting (the neck), refretting with antique brass fretwire from Germany, reflattening the fretboard (which had twisted), uncaving the top with weights and steam. I used instrument grade hideglue, deionized water for cleaning, and replaced the nut with bone,and rebuilt the tuners (5 strin


Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-08-10)



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