George Roberts
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Washburn guitar with "U.S. CRANE" marking
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I have what appears to be a typical Washburn parlor guitar from 1910 to 1920.  It is about a single O size, with the typical Washburn truncated pyramid ebony bridge.  BRW sides and back, and a single…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Roberts Oct 24, 2022.

Bruno guitar: Comment and Question
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This is the Bruno guitar that when I bought it had the back held on with duct tape.  When I went to match the back up with the sides, there was a marked concavity to the outside of the back.  The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Vallillo Mar 24, 2022.

Frank's Instrument of Frustration
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This is the Bay State guitar that I work on sporadically.  The back has been off as long as I've had it, more than 20 years.  When I got to the point where I was going to put the back on again, there…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Roberts Mar 7, 2022.

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I'm working on restoring a little Bay State parlor guitar.  I think it dates to the 1890s, and curiously is marked "University of Michigan" with a small paper label in the sound hole, and the same…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Roberts Dec 8, 2021.


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At 7:13pm on February 12, 2011, TW Felty said…
Wow it's great to hear from you. I'll give you a ring most likely Monday 02/14/2011.


At 4:31am on July 28, 2011, Kerry Krishna said…
It s a NING thing George. I hate these antique hosting sites. Designed without hackers in mind. Hackers walk right into Ning sites. Don't get me started!
At 10:21pm on November 21, 2012, Paul Verticchio said…

Hi George.

Thanks a million.   I'll give you a call after the first of the year about my condition.

Your offer is extraordinarily gracious & generous.

Thank you SO very much(-:


At 2:18pm on February 18, 2013, Paul Verticchio said…

Thanks Dr. George.

My e-mail address is

Could you e-mail me your phone # and a 'best time' to give you a call.

Sincere thanks,


At 11:11am on August 3, 2013, Hesh Breakstone said…

Hi George!

Thanks for the note - much appreciated!

I'm hoping that you will stop by when in the area so we can meet you and show you some of the cool stuff that's here from time to time.  

A month or so ago we had two 1936 L-OOs in for repairs and they were both only a few serial numbers apart too.  

Hope that all is well with you my friend.


At 6:19pm on October 26, 2015, Glenn Freese said…

Hi George, I'm just learning how this site works. Thanks for the add.

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