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1871 Pratten model "Bambina" travel guitar

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Comment by James Edwards on December 28, 2015 at 0:34

It's a travel guitar, not for children.  It has Brazilian rosewood back and sides and is a perfect miniature guitar; not a toy.  Tuned an octave above standard tuning.  It's difficult for me to play, but someone with slender fingers would do well.

Comment by mario carreira on December 27, 2015 at 21:10

A children guitar perhaps?? Or a quart guitar....tuned in A!

Comment by James Edwards on October 4, 2015 at 21:28

It is from the Schuman Collection at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. I perform on instruments from the collection occasionally.  I'm not sure how I might use this one yet.  Maybe some little duets.  It's adorable, and fits nicely in a small violin case.

Comment by Jelma van Amersfoort on October 4, 2015 at 21:03

Lovely! Is it yours?

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