This is a customer's gorgeous Howe-Orme cylinder-top guitar from, apparently, the 1890s. It's in overall absurdly-excellent shape, though the bridge needs a reglue and it will eventually get a fret level/dress, setup, and small bridge modification as well.
Bandurrias are tres cool, but they've got some distinct issues due to 12-string tension and the Spanish heel design. This one is one I've slacked-off on for a long time until the proper repair solution gelled for me -- as the neck joint had caved into the top and sprung the side-seams. Of course, a few layers of old repairs accompanied this condition, too.
Those of you who have been to the shop know that we live in half of the building and run the shop out of the other half. The shop side dates to the 1930s, we think, and the house side is late 1800s. Over time we've done a lot of work to the place, but because of the excruciating amount of layers built-up by previous occupants, progress is always slow.
Well, one day back on the job after break, and I have to delay hours this morning to do a few pressing errands today. If you're planning to come up to the shop for a visit on instrument business, please try to be here after 1:30 or 2:00 PM. I should be back by then! Update: I'm here!