Markneukirchen, Germany "Stauffer Style" ca 1850,
South American Zebrawood back and sides with 'Roses'
12 frets to body, inlaid at end of fretboard, 2.6 lbs, 11 3/4"
at the lower bout, upper bout is 9 1/4", 3 1/2" deep
ladder-braced' body with a natural Spruce top, body length
is 17 1/8", sound hole has three circular 'Herringbone' inlays
and a very intricate floral inlay ring (3/8 inch wide) of
mother-of-pearl and abalone. The edge of the top also has a 5/16"
floral inlay of mother-of-pearl & abalone and has Herringbone
strips and a single layer of white binding. At the strap-end of the top
is a beautiful 'Fantail' inlay of mother-of-pearl and abalone.
Ebonized maple neck with 'ice-cream cone' heel, 24 1/2"scale,
1 13/16" at the nut, 'D' neck profile is nice and thin, 0.83"
at the first fret, 0.88" at the ninth fret. Staufer style ebonized
single bound maple 'scroll' peghead with non-original straight-through
tuners with rear-facing oval ebony buttons, on the back of the peghead
is a fine silver engraved tuner mechanism cover, single white
bound ebony fretboard with nineteen thin frets, neck joint at
the 12th fret. From the thirteenth, the length of the frets gradually
shortens on the bass side, Moustache shaped ebony tailpiece with
intricate inlaid mother-of-pearl and abalone ornamentation including
two heart shaped inlays of Abalone at each end, 6 ivory pins
(some not original) with inlaid abalone circles.
There are five repaired top cracks and two on the sides, some playing
wear on the top but overall in very nice condition.
This actual guitar is featured in Gruhn & Carter's Acoustic Guitars
and other Fretted Instruments, pp. 9-11 with three color photographs.
"Unlabeled, early 1800s"...............$6900

Lark Street Music

Lark Street Music

Stauffer Style
Very Good
24 Years
Lark Street Music
Buzzy Levine
Teaneck, NJ
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