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1940's - early 50’s Folk Art Nautical / whaling Americana Archtop Guitar; Most likely a Harmony.
Here is a super cool old American arch top guitar!
In the day it was decorated in nautical ; whaling motifs during the mid century.
The original pick-guard is painted as a whale. There is a large fouled anchor, mid body, beneath the strings. There is what appears to be a starfish or ray between the tail-piece and the fret-board is painted in gold and red (much worn from playing).
What an awesome piece of whaling nautical Americana!
The guitar is in very good condition for age, with a straight neck, low action, good frets and an excellent body with no cracks (just age wear and scratches as in photos).
The tuners and bridge are replacements and the tail-piece looks original (although there appears to have been a different tail-piece employed at some time). The pick guard is original and very rare to be intact!
The guitar has a V neck (I just love these) and plays very well and sounds great.
A unique piece of mid-century Americana that can be wonderful décor and taken off the wall and played!!!
Sold as is.
Comes with mid century lined chipboard case in good condition.
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