I'm working on this instrument for a friend; it was made by a couple of HS seniors in a shop class in the 60s, I believe. It has a LOT of quirks, including fan bracing and a big old chunk of a bridge…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark McLean Aug 5, 2012.
Someone just asked me about dating a 19th century guitar based on the fret wire type, and I couldn't find any information in my library or on line that would tell me when that style of fret wire was…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Vance Feb 24, 2012.
A friend brought me this to repair and assess, and, while I can guess the period in general, it is missing any identification as to the maker. It has ivoroid bindings, an ebony -- I think--…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by David Collins Dec 14, 2011.
I'm making up a blueprint from the 1889 Washburn parlor guitar I restored (Model 301) and since it didn't have the original bridge on it, I'm missing that information.I'm assuming the Washburn bridge…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by George Roberts Aug 8, 2011.