Washburn vintage Model 227 c. 1912 Parlor Guitar


  • $ 1,595.00

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This venerable Washburn Model 227 parlor guitar c. 1912 is distinguished by very nice Brazilian Rosewood on the sides and back and by other eye-catching appointments including White body bindings and hound’s-tooth style marquetry purfling that is accented with a central red/black/red line at both the guitar edges and at the rosette and repeated again as a back divider. The top is lovely old Spruce and the “V” profile neck appears to be Mahogany with an Ebony fingerboard with decorative pearl inlay. The guitar appears all original with the exception of replaced tuning machines and the bridge has also been expertly replaced with a period-style pyramid bridge by renowned luthier Lyn Hardy of Woodstock, NY. In addition, the frets have been either dressed or replaced as there is almost no visable wear. There are plenty of marks and dings from the decades and a well-repaired back crack and some smaller repaired cracks at the bottom and top edges of the upper and lower bouts, but overall the guitar is in very good vintage condition and is structurally sound. It remains physically attractive and it is also comfortable to play with a straight neck and appropriate action, and the tone is the warm clear open vintage tone you would expect from an old Washburtn parlor instrument. This s really a great old guitar waiting for its next instrument lover.

Case sold separately.

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