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Patricia Butler
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Guitar identification help needed.
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I started learning to play guitar 2 years ago at the age of 54! This lead to a general interest in vintage guitars and I now have twelve 1930s upwards mainly Spanish guitars. I came across this…Continue

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Patricia Butler replied to Patricia Butler's discussion Guitar identification help needed.
"Thanks Jelma. I was thinking of having the repairs done to make it playable i.e frets, tuning pegs and strings. I know the current repair of the lower bout will alter the sound but I am worried about what damage it may be concealing!! I will…"
Sunday
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Patricia Butler's discussion Guitar identification help needed.
"Hi Patricia, Thanks for the additional images. I have no way to identify this guitar. It reminds me of one of mine (I will add a few photos) but that one is not labelled either :-) So I would recommend to just keep looking at as many historic…"
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Patricia Butler replied to Patricia Butler's discussion Guitar identification help needed.
"Thanks for looking at the guitar Jelma. Some more clues for you. Upper bout 230mm, Lower bout 290mm. Scale length is 610mm. The headstock has a joint to the neck. Back is flat with a slight bulge in the middle, probably age related. Unfortunately…"
Aug 12
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Patricia Butler's discussion Guitar identification help needed.
"Hello Patricia, Interesting! The soundhole decoration looks Austrian to me. The scalloped fretboard too, maybe. I suppose there is no label or stamp anywhere on or in the guitar? Some more things to look for: what is the material of the frets? What…"
Aug 11
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Guitar identification help needed.

I started learning to play guitar 2 years ago at the age of 54! This lead to a general interest in vintage guitars and I now have twelve 1930s upwards mainly Spanish guitars. I came across this guitar at an auction, fell in love with it and bought it knowing nothing about it. I wondered if anyone may be able to help identify my new purchase. The lower bout has had an attempted repair. It has ladder bracing. The fretboard is scalloped. I hope the photos are clear enough. Any help would be…See More
Aug 11
Patricia Butler left a comment for Jelma van Amersfoort
"Thank you Jelma for welcoming me to your website. I have recently aquired my first early 19th century guitar after collecting several vintage Spanish guitars. I am eager to learn more about my latest addition and antique guitars in general. I cannot…"
Aug 11
Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Patricia Butler
"Hello Patricia! Welcome to the EG&V website!"
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II started learning to play guitar at the age of 54! This led to an interest in antique and vintage guitars. I have collected 12 vintage, mainly spanish guitars from the 1930's upwards. I fell in love and purchased an antique guitar at a general auction knowing nothing about it. I have been searching many websites looking for information on 1800s instruments as I think they are amazing. I am already a member of two vintage guitar forums. One of the members of these forums is sure my new purchase dates around 1840. I would love to be a member of this forum as it deals with antique instruments. I would welcome advice regarding restoration as I hope to purchase more antique guitars in the future.

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At 21:29 on August 10, 2017, Jelma van Amersfoort said…

Hello Patricia! Welcome to the EG&V website!

 
 
 

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