Victoria Standard-size Guitar c 1935 | $675 | (v2313) This is a nice example of the quintessential 'catalog' guitar from the 1930s. We're not exactly sure who made it or where it was made, but it has all the hallmarks of a cheaply produced, factory guitar. Victoria was a brand name of the large NYC jobber B & J, who purchased and relabeled guitars from many manufacturers. That said, it's a great player and has a nice 'look', and is perfect for country blues picking!

The body is made from slab-cut birch. The neck is poplar with either an ebony or ebonized fingerboard which sports three inlaid pearl-like position markers. The top, back and sound hole are bound in white celluloid. The bridge is the 'flat' pyramid type, likely black-painted maple, and retains it's original bridge pins. The tuners are original.

The body measures 12 3/4" across at the lower bout. Scale length is a short-scale 24 1/4". The neck is carved in a rounded 'V'-shape, common to the era. The fingerboard measures 1 7/8" across at the nut and string spacing is 2 1/2" across at the saddle.

The guitar is in solid, original condition. We completed the following repairs: fresh neck reset; a top and back crack glued; several braces glued; some side seam separation glued; tuners cleaned and lubed; frets leveled and dressed; new bone nut (replaced chewed up ebonized nut); re-glued bridge; saddle fret wire removed, bridge slotted and bone saddle installed. More work than the guitar is worth, but it's worth it to us to get a nifty guitar into the hands of an appreciative player.

Action is set at ~ 7/64", and with its short scale and comfy neck, the guitar plays easily. It produces the typical boxy, dry sound common to these blues guitars.

Comes with a soft case.

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Vintage Blues Guitars

Vintage Blues Guitars

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Red Oxblood
16 Years
Vintage Blues Guitars
Tom Wentzel and Bruce Roth
Lancaster, PA
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