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This Bay State parlor guitar is a beautiful, repair-free piece. There are no cracks anywhere on the guitar, which is really remarkable given its age.
It is the only one like it I've seen with the mahogany back and sides, described on www.baystateguitar.com as "Style R - Same as Style E with mahogany back and sides - 1 registered". There are over 30 rosewood style Rs registered on that website.
The guitar does need a neck reset. If it stays for a while we'll probably send it off to get it done. Even so, it sounds really, really good with the new nylon strings we added - a very surprising, warm and resonant tone.
The only change is one bridge pin, which we were able to replace with a period correct, pearl inlaid one like the others thanks to our deep and random parts stash.
The guitar came to us with no case. A recent chip case is included, mostly to aid a bit in shipping. Rest assured that the guitar will be packed extremely well and will arrive safely.
Weight: 2lbs 2.9ozs
Body: Spruce Top w/Mahogany Back and Sides
Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
Fret count: 18
Nut material: Ebony
Nut width: 1 7/8"
Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.83"
Neck thickness at 10th fret: 1.6"
Action 1st String at 12th Fret: .25"
Action 6th String at 12th Fret: .25"
String gauge: Classical Normal Tension
Notes: Needs a neck reset, several frets have started lifting and 2 bent tuners