I acquired an old guitar with wooden frets for $2.00 at a local rummage shop. It has no markings of any kind.
Does any know anything about this old beater? The back and front are both are becoming unglued. I think I'll disassemble the unit, glue it back together, and see how it plays and sounds.
Best Regards to all-
I went ahead and stripped the paint off of the front of the guitar. There is a faint outline of a star around the sound hole.
Perhaps it's a Mariachi guitar?
Wooden frets? How cool is that :-)
Phil, the way the saddle has been cut down, I would wonder if this guitar started out as a Hawaiian. That could also explain the wooden frets. The only other wooden frets that I have seen were on an inexpensive uke.
I'd also say the guitar is built for Hawaiian playing, not Spanish style.
Here are two photos after stripping off a few coats of paint.
Regards to all-
This guitar was never meant tio be fretted, that's why it has these frets. It needs a big ol' quarter inch high nut.
And I LOVE that star!
Are you familiar with this guitar?
Ah-ha. That star! I've seen these before.
Calling it "possibly a Hawaiian guitar" is being generous.
These GSO's were sold to tourists as souvenir wall hangers. Nothing more.