Description

Sublime 1971 Grammer S-30 "baby" dreadnought (14.75" at lower bouts). Made in Music City USA (that's Nashville). These are sometimes touted as the guitars of late-60s and early-70s Country Royalty, and they are damn nice. This one sports subtle cloudlike figured mahogany back and sides, and a spectacular top that is a bit of an enigma. Company info would tell you Grammer used Sitka Spruce, but this top has exceptionally tight and even grain with ~300 rings in the >7.5 inches of each piece. That sounds more like high elevation Engleman or even Adirondack red spruce. Interstingly though, it is very much chestnut in color, and does not appear to be tinted that way. It's not out of the question for it to be redwood. Given Grammer's quasi-custom nature, any high quality wood might have been used. Oh, and BTW, it has awesome bearclaw on the lower bouts. Excellent condition thoughout. The little circular inserts on the backs of two of the Schaller tuners are replaced, and the first three frets are professionally replaced. Sides near the neck heel are finished darker, so the guitar may have an old factory neck re-set. As magnificent as these guitars are they occasionally needed an early re-do of the neck joint, and the company did this free of charge. Plays beautifully, and has crisp and punchy but full tone. A little more defined than a full dread. Truly a fine piece of American guitar history!

Year Condition Color Case
1971 Excellent Natural Hard

$1,650

Hootenanny Vintage Guitars
Thomas Patrick Diggins
330-717-4287
Youngstown, OH
6:56 PM

Real charges only - no added materials or handling charges. All guitars insured for full value. I will use the least expensive shipping available, although this may be slow in some circumstances (e.g. parcel post). Please let me know if you desire a faster, albeit more, expensive service. Please allow 2 - 4 days of time to prepare and pack your guitar IN ADDITION to the actual shipping transit.

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