I have several unusual old guitars that aren’t getting played much and therefore are for sale as part of my spring cleaning. And they just got cheaper as I'm dropping each by 10%. They all play well with good action and all work has been professionally done. Prices don’t include shipping, which will be at cost:
1) 1) Wulschner Regal from very early 1900s; got it from a forum member a while back. There was a thread here about this guitar at that time when it was thought possibly to be a Larson (which the experts were pretty sure it is not).
But it is a unique and historically significant parlor guitar that was made in Indianapolis by the precursor to the Regal Guitar Co that later landed in Chicago after the brand was sold to Lyon and Healy. Fine old spruce/rosewood (?) - take a look - ladder-braced guitar that takes steel strings and plays well. Neck reset, cracks repaired, frets and intonation good. And comes in a very cool little period hard case that is in fine shape with latches and handle all there (don’t know the vintage). $
2) 2) Mid/late-30s Kalamazoo KG11 that was X-braced by luthier David Sheppard. Neck set was also done at that time. It has a new replica bridge and has that old time loud tone, with the brashness diminished a bit by the rebracing. Has bumps, bruises, and repaired cracks. Comes in original soft case in pretty good condition (latches and handle all there, a bit of tape around some edges). $
3) 3) Regal Wabash from about 1951; this is a very early flat top cutaway and the only guitar I’ve come across that has a floating bridge with a pin bridge/tailpiece behind it. Spruce/Mahogany, nice inlays on Mahogany neck with elevated fretboard. Apparently this was a transitional model that never caught on, but it plays well and has a very lively and vibrant tone – great for rags and blues. Soft case. $
4) 4) Mid 30s Tonk Brothers Washburn 5255 X-braced roundhole Spruce/Mahogany archtop converted to pin bridge by luthier Tony Klassen, which dramatically improved the tone. Has Waverly tuners but I will also include the originals which work fine but aren’t as accurate; also has replacement pickguard that I usually leave off the guitar. Nut is a tad over 1 ¾”. Condition is excellent and sound is a unique flat top-archtop blend that I like quite a bit. Hard case. $
5) 5) Mid 30s Kay Deluxe Resonator hybrid – modern Martin 000-28VS neck (almost 1 7/8” - a tad wide for me) with ebony fretboard and Grover stay-tite tuners installed on an old box that Kay supplied to National for original El Trovadors. Has had a few tailpieces, as evidenced by extra holes around the endpin and I don’t know if cone is original, but this is a great sounding resonator that plays like a new Martin; set up low for fingerstyle but action could be raised for slide. Hard case. $
I’m open to trades but you’d have to take at least two guitars for one so I can accomplish my goal of culling the herd. PM me for more info or pics. All forum rules apply of course.