This little koa parlor guitar produces a classic, resonant tone and looks so great with the rope binding and beautiful koa wood grain.
It appears to be a 1920's Hawaiian guitar that was converted for standard flat top play. Evidence for this: the nut appears to have been lowered, with the remaining material appearing to be original, and the apparently original bridge seems to have been shaved to lower it as well. The original bridge pin holes were professionally filled to bring the string spacing closer together.
There are repaired top cracks and a few areas where the rope binding was worked on/glued.
The V shaped neck has a great feel to it.
Original tuners are intact and work well.
No case - will be carefully double-boxed for shipping.
Weight: 2lbs 8.2ozs
Fret count: 18
Nut material: Ebony
Nut width: 1 13/16"
Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.94"
Neck thickness at 9th fret: 1.0"
Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 3mm
Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 2.75mm
String gauge: .010-.045
Hardware: Bridge plate replaced