All Original 1915 Gibson Style 'U' Harp Guitar 1915 Gibson Style 'U' Harp Single bound finest quality, scientifically graduated, "scroll-shaped" carved 'select' ebony-stained straight-grain spruce top. Ivoroid bound, oval sound-hole inlaid with variegated woods of conventional design. Single-bound one-piece arched mahogany back and mahogany rims. 'Finest selected straight grain' Mexican mahogany neck with a nut width of just over 1 3/4 inches, a scale length of 24 3/4 inches and a huge very thick profile. Single-bound, convex ebony fretboard with 19 original thin frets, pearl dot position markers and black dot side-markers. Black faced (front and back) headstock with "The Gibson" inlaid diagonally in mother-of-pearl. Three-per-side open-back strip tuners with white plastic oval buttons. 'Finest selected straight grain' Mexican mahogany 'harp' neck with specific shaped headstock with ten sub bass string 'drums' set perpendicularly through nickeled islets. Nickeled turn-buckle straining-rod running from head of instrument to laminated head-block beneath sounding board. Original elevated tortoiseshell pickguard secured to the treble-side of the body by two German silver clamps (patented July 4, 1911) and two pins into the treble-side of the neck. Six-string guitar with pre-compensated, height adjustable ebony bridge on ebony base. Harp guitar with upright, hard maple bridge with ebony top. Double 'trapeze' German silver tailpiece with specific ebony elevated string attachments with ebony pegs inlaid with pearl. Trapeze tail secured to bottom edge of body with four screws. Original Gibson oval white label inside sound-hole with "Guitar", style "U" and serial number written in pencil. The extreme length of this instrument is 45 inches, the body width is 18 3/4 inches, the extreme length of the sub-bass strings from the nut to the bridge is 34 inches and the body depth is just over 3 1/2 inches with the extreme depth being 6 inches.
This guitar is in fantastic condition. straight from a collection
The sound and playability are quite remarkable.
Housed in the original five-latch shaped, black hardshell case with burgundy plush lining (9.00). The tuning on the bass harp strings goes up chromatically from G# to A#
|1915||Excellent||cherry natural||Original Hard|
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