Thank you for checking out this beautiful historic instrument that our shop has had the honor of offering. It is instruments like this that tell the tale, and sing the song of generations. Having the opportunity to see, hold and play this has truly been an honor.
About the guitar. What we know:
This guitar was purchased from an estate liquidation here where the owner of 95 years enjoyed it. The guitar was owned by a local Nashville musician who played the two guitars we purchased on the Grand O’ Opri in the 80s. This guitar was given to her by her father at a very young age. This guitar having been through the years, taken care of and cherished truly sings the song of time.
We took the guitar to Carter’s Vintage guitars here in Nashville where we learned the following.
It is a vintage 1890-1920s parlor guitar most likely produced in Chicago. The guitar has no markings but that of aged glue on the head stock where an emblem once was. There are some faint numbers in the inside that you can see from the sound whole. But these numbers are unknown to what it tells about the guitar.
- The Guitar has low action which is amazing considering its age.
- The frets do show ware and have a bit of a time holding the exact tune of the note down the neck.
- The tuners function and function well. Surprisingly the guitar will tune and hold open standard tuning.
The guitar comes with its vintage chipboard case that is fully functional and holds the guitar well.
This is a beautiful perfect for any collector. If you have any questions feel free to ask.