October 24, 2014
Windsor Banjolin c. 1920
I want you to think 1920’s beer halls, vaudeville, George Fornby, you get it right? p.a systems? Maybe a 20 watt “TOA” to overcome 100 plus revelers; good luck with that! So what you need is a weapon that will cut right through the rabble. Well this is it.
The Windsor “proffesional” packs a punch! Completely restored (inc new calf skin) so now she has enough power to drive your neighbours to press “000” and have you evicted before you have a chance to get to verse 2 of brown eyed girl.
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October 22, 2014
Harmony Parlor Guitar
Now this girl is a treat! Harmony made only a few of this model. In face, in 1927, this was the top of the line with solid spruce top, solid koa wood back and sides and checkerboard binding makes this guitar a testament to Harmony’s ability to make fine guitars when they put their mind to it. So beautiful
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October 22, 2014
Del Oro Parlor Guitar C. 1930’s
In a long forgotten time…
All the hope and glory envisioned by America is summed up in the motif’s screenprinted on this guitar. The art deco imaginings of sky scrapers and jack bauds suggest better times ahead.
Beautiful solid birch construction with maple fretboard. New fretboard, refret, bridgeplate and soundboard rebracing and reinforcement. She’s recieved the whole 9 yards.
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