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1899 Lyon – Healy Mystic Banjo (consignment) SOLD

1899 Lyon - Healy Mystic Banjo (consignment)  SOLD

Here is a lovely 1899 Lyon and Healy Mystic Banjo, in fully playable condition. This instrument features a 30-hook pot, a mahogany neck with carved heel and ebony fingerboard, and lots of mother of pearl inlay. The Lyon and Healy firm grew out of an effort by Oliver Ditson – beginning in 1864 – to expand his wholesale musical instrument business into the US Midwest, with a facility in Chicago.

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1838 Louis Panormo Guitar SOLD

1838 Louis Panormo Guitar  SOLD

Louis Panormo was the most successful of all nineteenth-century London guitar makers. His clients included Trinidad Huerta Madame Pratten and probably Fernando Sor. He built guitars from 1822 to around 1855 when his nephew took over the business. This 1838 Louis Panormo Guitar is an excellent example of the work of the era.

This particular 1838 Louis Panormo guitar was Panormo’s top regular model, with brazilian rosewood back and sides and a mother of pearl rosette. It was made in the Spanish style with seven fan braces (yes before Torres).

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Four Project Instruments SOLD

Four Project Instruments SOLD

Four Project Instruments

We often get interesting instruments that require more workbench time than we have to spare, and these four instruments can certainly be saved and deserve to be restored and enjoyed.

They are ideal “project” instruments for the home hobbyist and amateur Luthier.

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Two Romantic Era Guitars – 1840 and 1847 (consignment)

Two  Romantic Era Guitars – 1840 and 1847 (consignment)

We have a number of historic, Romantic era instruments for sale. All are being sold as is.

Here are another two, a George Manby guitar built in London around 1820, and a Gaetano Vinaccia guitar built around 1847 in Napoli, Italy.

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Two French Romantic Era Guitars – 1820 and 1830 (consignment)

Two French Romantic Era Guitars - 1820 and 1830 (consignment)

We have a number of historic, Romantic era instruments for sale. All are being sold as is.

Here are the first two, an Aubry Marie guitar built around 1820, and a Petre guitar built around 1830, both from France.

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H.C. Dobson Banjo 1878 (Consignment) No Longer Available

H.C. Dobson Banjo 1878 (Consignment) No Longer Available

This very cool fretless open back banjo was restored by Luke Mercier and features Nylgut strings on a newer fretless ebony fingerboard with fret markers from 120 year old celluloid and a 100 year old strip of marquetry.

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