12/31/2009

Updates?

Sorry for the slow updates to the blog... been busy, and now I'm sick (ugggggh). I'll be posting some really cool stuff soon: what appears to be a mid-1800s big-bodied (Spanish influence?) "parlor" guitar with Brazilian rosewood, spruce, and a mahogany neck -- also a nice 1920s flamed-maple necked simple tenor banjo, several nice 1920s/1930s ukes are also on the way, a c.1880s/1890s Bay State gut-string "parlor" guitar, and also a fun Sovereign banjo mandolin and a customer's 1920s Martin Ditson dreadnought uke, all in mahogany.

2 comments:

Tim said...

Hi Jake: I stumbled on to your website and have had a lot of fun rummaging through your great collection of instruments. I have a parlor guitar that looks very much like the 1850's fancy parlor you posted. Mine has inset tuning machines, a rosette with the black paste filler, figured unbound maple body and ebony fretboard. No name anywhere on the instrument. It is quite beautiful and plays wonderfully. I would love to get your opinion as to age and make. Is it possible to send you some jpegs? Thanks, Tim

Tim said...

Hi Jake: This is my second post on this subject. I have a parlor guitar that looks very much like the 1850's fancy parlor you posted. Mine has inset tuning machines, a rosette with the black paste filler, figured unbound maple body and ebony fretboard. It is ladder framed and the interior lining has a radius edge. There is no name anywhere on the instrument. It is quite beautiful and plays wonderfully. I would love to get your opinion as to age and make. Is it possible to send you some jpegs? Thanks, Tim