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Dealers, Restorers & Appraisers of Fine Musical Instruments
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Markneukirchen, Guitar, c.1860-80, Saxony

Markneukirchen, Guitar, c.1860-80, Saxony

$1,950.00

Our ID#: 27920 Categories ,

An interesting and attractive guitar, probably from Markneukirchen, Germany, one of the many Martin knock-offs eminating from the Voigtland region of German, and imported into the U.S. in the 19th century; It is closest in size and shape to a Martin Size 2-1/2, and has many Martin-like appointments, including the use of herringbone marquestry, bracing, etc.; It has Brazilian rosewood back and sides with ivory bindings, the spruce top is trimmed with pearl slotted squares set into black mastic, the soundhole rosette with decorative pearl inlays into black mastic, three-piece mahogany neck with elegant Martin-style heel, peghead with squared slots and engraved acorn and leaf pearl inlay, engraved brass plate tuners with bone buttons are probably French imports, ebony fingerboard with black binding and three pearl dots, 12 frets to the body, 17 overall, ebony pyramid bridge, herringbone backstrip and end-piece, top with an X-brace and 1 diagonal tone-bar, back length: 17-1/2in, lower bout:11-3/4″, middle bout: 7-1/8″, upper bout: 8-7/16″, scale length: 24″; nut width: 1-13/16″; requires some restoration: 2 glued but unsightly cracks below the bridge and an additional open crack; various glued back cracks seem solid, some of the ivory binding is coming loose & some has been poorly reglued.

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