ca. 1935 Nicola Turturro Tenor Guitar VG ++ Nicola Turturro emigrated to New York from Rome, Italy in 1900 and made instruments (many of them very interesting and radical) until the 1940's. He held many interesting patents. I've seen some of his 'reversible' instruments and some ukes and mandolins but this is the first Turturro tenor guitar I've ever run across. It is a virtual copy of a Martin 0-18T. It even looks like he had the same source of wood. The straight grain adirondack spruce, x-braced top is beautifully aged and has some wear but it crack is free and all original finish. The mahogany back and sides are also crack free and have been professionally refinished and look great. The heel is very Martin-like as is the end strip , OM style picguard and bridge. One bridge pin is not original. Original Grover tuning pegs and plain headstock veneer. The Turturro stamp is on the back of the headstock. As one might expect, it sounds like a great old Martin. A great player and an unusual instrument. It came to us without a case but we can ship securely in something or other.
There are lots more pictures of this guitar at my actual website which can be found at http://www.vintageinstruments.com. Thanks
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