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1901(?) Sears Roebuck and Co guitar Victorian?

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-01-18)
Price : US $102.50



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Antique guitar. Almost certainly pre-WWI. Three pearl position markers on fifth, seventh, and tenth frets, and there is a tiny pearl inlay in the wooden strap button.
Now they call this size a parlor guitar, but they probably just called it a guitar in the pre dreadnought era.
Measurements:
top bout 9 1/2''
lower bout 12 3/4''
length of body 18''
depth of body 4''
scale length 24 1/4''
18 frets
neck joins at 12th fret
slotted headstock
trapeeze bridge
The nut is wood, matching the fingerboard. The purfling around the sound hole and body edge is marquetry, not a decal. White celluloid binding on top only. An inlaid strip down the middle of the back. The bridge is interesting: the strings pass through notches in the bridge, like the nut of the guitar, and pass over a long strip of fretwire, like a zero fret but at the bridge! Also, the bridge is floating, like on an archtop. The tuning machines and tailpiece appear to be nickel plated. The tuning machine strips match except for the pattern at the ends of the strips.
The wood for the sides and back is unlike any I have ever seen. It is attractive, mahogany perhaps. The uneven color is from the wood, not the finish coming off. The finish is still on it and slightly checkered from the passage of time.
There is a crack in the top that extends from the edge to the bridge. The back appears to have separated near the heel of the guitar and been secured with four small tacks.
The neck is straight but the ti


Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2009-01-18)



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