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1934 SORRENTINO AVON

Not for sale The owner does not want to sell this guitar (2010-06-03)
Price paid : US $ 2000.



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Extremely Rare Sorrentino Avon Previously Built by Epiphone and Distributed by CMI(CHICAGO MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS) in the mid 1930s. Before Gibson bought out Epiphone in the 1930s epiphone had two sister guitar companies. Sorrentino and the Howard Brand.
Unlike other 1930s Budget line guitars, Sorrentino Share similar quality and prices as Epiphone during this time period. There were six models produced up until 1935 (Luxor,Premier,Artist,Avon,Lido,and Arcadia) two models were even higher priced then there Epiphone counterpart. The Sorrentino Avon Sold for $25.00 more then the epiphone blackstone for $100 in 1934. To me this beautiful guitar is priceless since there was probably less than $800 produced in 1934. I included as much info as i can for others to see, as this isnt a common guitar and a great part of epiphone history.

To see that this info is factual go to Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars and copy this link into your browser. I also have the original hardshell case for this that is deteriorating but kept the guitar well preserved and intact for over 75 years. Inside the case there are some unused Black Diamond Strings as well.

**Recently appraised by world reknown George Gruhn of Gruhn Guitars for $2000

May 29, 2010



I have examined the attached photos of the instrument described below, but have not seen the instrument itself. Below is my estimate, based on these photos, of the instrumentís value; however, it is not possible to judge from photos alone the exact state of originality and need of repair, so my appraisal is only accurate insofar as the photos are representative of the actual condition of the instrument.



The guitar described below is, in our opinion, a Sorrentino Avon model made by Epiphone of New York in the year 1934.



Description: Serial number 7895. Sorrentino brand instruments were made by Epiphone for distribution by the Chicago Musical Instrument company. Sorrentino models typically have a different peghead design than their Epiphone-brand equivalent and are not marked with the Epiphone brand, but do bear Epiphone serial numbers and are very clearly Epiphone in construction. The Avon model is similar to the Epiphone Blackstone model, but features walnut back and sides and somewhat fancier inlay. This instrument features a 15 ¼ inch wide body, carved spruce top with one-piece F-holes, rosewood fingerboard with zigzag-pattern slotted-diamond inlays, Sorrentino and decorative center peghead inlays, open-back Grover tuners, trapeze tailpiece, nickel-plated metal hardware, height-adjustable rosewood bridge, black pickguard, white binding on the top and back edges of the body as well as the fingerboard, sunburst top finish, and walnut-stain finish on the back and sides. We have been told that it has an original hard shell case which is not shown in the attached photos.



Current market value: $2000 (two thousand dollars)


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Not for sale The owner does not want to sell this guitar (2010-06-03)
Price paid : US $ 2000.



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Gordy Gordys Music said...
picked up a beautiful uncirculated Avon 1934 1 family heirloom, going up on Enay today with picture's this is a beauty,,,,,,