An Exceptionally Beautiful 1850s Markneukirchen-style 'Parlor' Guitar
1850 Markneukirchen Martin-Style, Parlor Guitar (12 fret to body) with 'Fan-Tail' abalone inlay
This exceptionally beautiful 1850s Markneukirchen Martin-Style 'Parlor' guitar weighs just 2.90 lbs. and has a 11 1/2 inch wide and 3 7/8 inch deep Brazilian rosewood, ladder-braced' body with a natural spruce top. The body depth at the neck is 3 1/2 inches, the upper bout measures 8 3/8 inches and the body length is 17 1/2 inches. The sound hole has a diameter of 3 1/8 inches and is bound with walnut? surrounded by three circular 'Herringbone' inlays and the most intricate floral inlay ring (7/16 inch wide) of mother-of-pearl and abalone. The edge of the top has a 3/16 inch 'notched square' inlay of mother-of-pearl and abalone and has Herringbone strips and a single layer 3/16/inch border of white pyralin. At the strap-end of the top is a beautiful 'Fantail' inlay of mother-of-pearl and abalone. The back of the guitar has a 1/8 inch Herringbone border flanked by two thin maple strips. The sides also have a thin maple strip on the top and another on the bottom as well as the same 1/8 inch Herringbone border with two thin maple center-strips which are in the center. On the strap-button edge of the body there is a 5/16 inch wide piece of ebonized maple which is flanked each side by the same 1/8 inch Herringbone border with two thin maple strips each side. (#1690)
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