Barnes And Mullins / Parlour Brazilian / 1905 / Natural / Guitar For Sale
These days Barnes and Mullins are distributors to the musical instrument trade, but back in 1894 and through to the early 1900’s they became renowned instrument makers, starting with banjos before moving on to guitars. This 1905 parlour guitar features a Spruce top with beautifully aged laminate Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. It has Ebony fingerboard and bridge, and a multiple bound body with a detailed rope inlay rosette. Tonally the guitar produces a surprisingly big sound, very well balanced, with good single note definition. Amazingly for a 114 year old guitar there’s only one crack repair, which is between the soundhole and fingerboard, and is good and tight. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.