Project needs a new home:
Age: Probably early 20C.
Origin. Probably Germany
Top: Spruce. Smashed.
Back and sides: unknown
Scale: 630 (straight bridge - no compensation - likely unnecessary due to low action. )
Fretboard: Rosewood. Type unknown.
Body length 46cm
Upper bout 23.7cm
Lower bout 30.6cm
Depth at heel 7cm
Depth at end block 7.5cm
Simple ladder braced.
One bridge pin missing.
Price: Was €99 incl case ex-shipping. EU only. Update
: Now Free without case, or €50 with case, shipping at cost.
I bought this years ago on the auction site. Most likely early 20th C German guitar. The seller packed it badly and it was destroyed en route. I was really upset at the time as it was a lovely looking little guitar before the idiot shipped it.
It has been sitting in the case since then with the idea that at some point I might restore it as in principle all it needs is a new top and appropriate refinish.
I haven't done it so far so realistically I never will. In addition, I am moving to a smaller place and just have to get rid of stuff. So I want to get rid of this sooner rather than later. Shipping within the EU only. Shipping will be charged at cost but I don't think it should be more than 20 euros. If you are somewhere not too far from me, I might even do a bit of tourism and drop it off to you.
The case is way to big for the guitar however it is convenient for packing and was never used apart from storing this "project” - it was intended for a StewMac 000 which I have sitting in a wardrobe. If you don't want the case and I can find a decent box then it is €55 plus shipping instead of €99 plus shipping. If you want a top to go with it, I can supply one.
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The scalloped fretboard and lute type frets on the top is what attracted me to this.
The little sliver of wood sitting on the top is the missing bit of the sound hole ring.
If it were a valuable guitar, then I believe it would be possible to rebuilt the to but it is probably not worth the effort. This is the most spectacular damage but there are other cracks swell. One of the dark wood frets is missing but these are simple to make.
The tape is to hold the sides in place as the back is only attached at a number of points.
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