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Howe-Orme Parlor Acoustic Guitar, circa 1897-1910
  • By The Elias Howe Co., Boston, Mass.
  • Unique Cylinder Top Construction
  • Detachable Floating Neck With Full Angle Adjustment
  • SOLD

Product Description

Made sometime between 1897 and 1910, by the Elias Howe company?actually, his sons were running the business at the time the guitars and mandolinettos were made?this is a fine example of their unique steam bent cylinder arched top guitar with their adjustable and detachable guitar neck. It is parlor sized, in excellent condition and playability. It is an amazing sounding instrument: tons of volume, bright, full.

There is a little finish touch-up by the bridge, the top has been de-glossed, there is a small back crack and much smaller side crack. All-in-all, it is in excellent, solid, original condition.

Product Specifications

STRING SPACING 1 7/8" X 2 5/16"
SCALE 24 7/8"
SIZE 12 5/8" X 3 3/4"
TOP Spruce
BACK & SIDES Mahogany
PEGHEAD Slotted
PURFLING Wood
BINDING Ivoroid
ROSETTE Spruce & Ebony Rings
FINGERBOARD Ebony w/Dots, Zero Fret
BRIDGE Ebony/Pyramid
FINISH Natural
TUNERS Original
CONDITION Excellent
CASE Orig. Hard Shell (funky)

Product ID
P130307001
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