1920s, 30s vintage SUPERTONE PARLOR GUITAR
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2006-03-15)
Price : US $255
Here is a very fancy SUPERTONE parlor guitar. It was most probably made in the 20s or 30s.
The apointments on this are all very eyecatching and fancy. The top is 8 ply bound. The sound hole is also multi bound. The back and back seam are fancy bound. The neck is bound. The fretboard is inlayed with position markers. The back is looks like faux rosewood. The tuners are all original and clean.The guitar is at present set up for hawiain style slide; however you can simply remove the top nut (no tools) and use it in the standard manner. Frets have some wear. There is no model number on the label that you see a pic of. I see no serial numbers either. Ive strung it up and it has a real nice sound. There is a small crack in the back which can be repaired from the sound hole.
The over all length is....36 and 1/2 inches. The width at the lower bout is....12 and 1/2 inches . The depth at the lower bout is.....3 and 1/2 inches.
The head piece is also inlayed with a star and a diamond pearl material. All the seams and joints are tight and sound. This is a very pretty little parlor guitar. Probably the most well appointed and fancy I have ever seen. It is being sold just as you see it ; with the original case. The pics can tell you much more than I can describe. This Beautiful SUPERTONE would be a nice addition to anyones collection. Thats about it.
This guitar is sold (sold on 2006-03-15)
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Dennis Mitchell said...
I have aquired a 20's parlor guitar . It has no name, numbers or stickers to identify the maker. It has tiger oak back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top , and an Ebony fingerboard . Simple dot inlays (4) and a star on the head stock . The rosett and binding are fairly ornate. I have been told that it is also probably a Supertone made by Oscar Shmidt for the SEARS AND ROEBUCK CO. Do you have any further information on Supertone guitars or how to identify parlor gutars in general? My email addres is email@example.com Kind regards, Dennis Mitchell