ORIGINALLY LISTED AT $6,495
LAY-AWAY AVAILABLE: 50% of total down and balance paid in 30 days!
THE RAREST OF THE RARE!!!
A ex rare, possibly unique, Barth “Natural” guitar.
In the late 50’s Paul Barth, after working at Rickenbacker and before working at Magnatone, contracted with the Natural Music Guild in Santa Ana, California to distribute his guitars. Most of these look like the 1959 line of Magnatone guitars and have a decal on the headstock that reads “Barth, Natural Music Guild, Santa Ana, Calif.”
This one has some considerable differences. First the headstock is simply labeled “Natural, Santa Ana”. The body is painted a desert sand color (all original) the pickup top is cream with a gold bezel and the pick guard is brown fiberglass (not painted) and not white like all the rest. Furthermore the guitar has an original bronzium trapeze tailpiece and later floating bridge (Bigsby aluminum top and wheels with an attractive hardwood base) designed after a catalog illustration of a similar early Barth designed Magnatone bridge.
The original Kluson Deluxe 3 on a plate tuners are all excellent!
Light weight semi hollow body and FUN to play!
Electronics are original and untouched. Pots, made by the Chicago Telephone Supply Corporation, date to the 23rd week of 1959 and to the 8th week of 1960.
So this guitar can be considered an early 60, privately made by Paul Barth when he was working at Magnatone.
This IS a RARE guitar!
Plays and sounds awesome. Excellent vintage condition overall with straight neck, low action, excellent frets and beautiful original finish. No issues! Comes with a vintage 70’s hard-shell case that fits like a glove and I also have an original C 1960 Magnatone soft case that I will include for free if ordered this week see photos. (postage will be extra).
Very serious inquiries only. This guitar should be in a museum and it is now listed at a bargain price (FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY).!
THE ONLY payment methods I accept:
1. Bank checks; tellers checks, cashier checks, money orders (no personal checks)
2. Money orders (all orders paid by US postal money orders will be shipped same day or next business day if you let me know)
3. Business checks (must have name and address of business printed on them - guitar ships to this address)
4. Western Union money transfer (only in US dollars, sender must pay all fees)
PAYMENT ACCEPTED FROM OUTSIDE OF THE US IS BY WESTERN UNION ONLY. NO EXCEPTIONS.
PLEASE, SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY.
STATE FULL NAME AND LOCATION WHEN INQUIRING IF YOU WOULD LIKE A RESPONSE.
Thanks for looking!
All business is done via the internet and by US Postal Service. To expedite your inquiry please include your full name and location when contacting us. Postage and insurance are not included in our prices and will be determined by your mailing address and method of dispatch. We accept payment in US dollars only by money orders, bank checks (we will accept bank drafts, teller's checks, casher's checks and bank money orders drawn on continental US banks only; no personal checks) Western Union Money Grams for smalls. We also accept company checks from dealers. We accept US postal money orders. (items paid for via US postal money order or Western Union are shipped same day as payment is received. All other forms of payment have to clear before items are shipped). On more expensive items (over $2,500.) and from overseas clients, we will accept payment via direct bank transfer in US dollars only, but due to the recent raise in bank rates we cannot absorb the fees (a $60. fee for each international transfer and a $35. fee for domestic transfers will apply). Sorry, no paypal or credit cards. Items will not ship until payment is fully cleared. We always pack very well and ship promptly upon cleared payment. Any item sent non insured or under insured is done so at the buyer’s liability. We accept no liability for errors in listings or in correspondence.
All guitars are sent via the United States Postal System. They are very well packed and insured. Shipping charges will vary depending on item and your location.
Because of the delicate nature of electronics and the possibility of parts swapping, all electric guitars are sold as is. I am not one of those people who makes it a habit of dissecting their guitars and photographing their guts: Only in a rare occasion, if the guitar merits it. Acoustic guitars (with the exception of items with the words “as is” in their descriptions, discounted items or guitars that have had work done on them or have damage) are returnable for credit minus PP&I and restocking fee.. Terms of return for acoustic guitars: Acoustic guitars may be returned for immediate credit towards another guitar of higher price (25%+, excluding marked down prices) plus postage and packing fees (all returns subject to a 15% restocking fee.) PP&I fees are not refundable and guitar must be posted back within 24 business day hours and must be received in the same packaging and in the same condition as sent. Lay-a-way available on higher priced: 50% deposit of total immediately down and balance paid within 30 days or deposit forfeited. No returns on lay-a-ways. Accessories, cases, parts, amps, etc. are non returnable. Seller is not responsible, nor liable for any errors or omissions in listings. It is buyer's responsibility to study photos and ask questions before purchase. By purchasing you are agreeing to these terms.