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Richter / Stencil Top Parlour / 1938 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

Richter guitars were made in Chicago, between 1920 – 1943, although it’s believed a lot of these guitars were produced by Harmony. Initially in the early 1930’s a stencil top was deemed a more affordable way of decorating a guitar rather than a sunburst – often featuring a Hawaiian or cowboy scene. But as the decade went on, a lot of these were hand painted, and far more complex in design than a stencil top. This example features an all Birch body with a ‘Gumby’ style headstock, and hand painted floral design. As with most of these Chicago built guitars, it’s ladder braced, and has an immediately recognisable honky blues tone, with strong mids. It also works well with old time, ragtime and country picking. The guitar is in excellent condition and feels very comfortable to play, with good action, and a responsive fingerboard.  It comes in a non original hard case.

Glenns Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Glenn Sinnock
Gibson, Martin, Guild, Lowden, Collings etc.
Vintage Flattops
Opening hours:
10am - 8pm / 7 days

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.

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