|Serial Number||N/A, label specifies manufacture in Valencia, Spain by Telesforo Julve. This instrument is dated to around 1900.|
|Pricing||$2125 CDN, case not included. SOLD|
|Neck||Mahogany, the neck is in great condition.|
|Frets||18 frets in total, made of brass. The neck joins the body at the 14th fret.|
|Body||The body appears to be made of Brazilian rosewood. The exterior is quite bleached to a walnut shade, but the inside shows the redness of Brazilian. European spruce top.|
|Finish||Original varnish or lacquer finish.|
|Hardware/electronics||Ebony friction tuning pegs with mother of pearl inserts. Mother of pearl inserts on the bridge.|
|Playability/Action||This is a fully playable instrument, though you might want to restrict it to lower tension strings given its age. Visually very interesting, and not really awkward to play.|
|Comments||Telesforo Julve was a Valencian classical guitar builder who worked between the 1890’s and 1930’s. This is an example of a Spanish lyra guitar in good shape from around 1900. The label reads:
Fabrica de Guitarras, Bordones y Cuderas, Telesforo Julve
Valencia (Espana) Arzobispo Dayoral No. 13
Bordones Finos Fabrication Especial de la Casa
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