Washburn / Style 897 - Martin Style Parlor / 1920 / Guitar
This is a real treat, a parlour guitar from around 1920, with back and sides made of beautiful rosewood. It is built in the style of a Martin Parlour guitar.
George Lyon and Patrick Healy started building Washburn guitars in 1864 under the second name of Lyon. At that time the guitars were completely handmade and produced in limited numbers.
Soon the company expanded and even the most elaborate guitar models were produced in series. Nevertheless, great importance was always attached to good woods and precise workmanship.
The company still produces guitars today and is one of the oldest and most traditional guitar maker company.
The top is made of spruce and the back and sides are made of rosewood. The neck is cedar with a light and quite comfortable V-profile. The fingerboard and the bridge are made of ebony.
This guitar is a joy to play … it has authentic mojo … you can feel it immediately.
It reacts brilliantly when fingerpicking and sounds very good when flatpicking. It has that cool vintage sound you are looking for.
It has been restored – several cracks have been repaired and the neck has been reset.
The guitar is in excellent playing condition.
It comes with a newer guitar case.
Vintage Guitar World, Germany
Vintage Guitar World was founded out of passion for guitar playing and the search for the special sound.Selling guitars is not just a job for us – we love guitars and live music.
We are specialized in classical, flamenco and acoustic guitars. As our name already suggests, our preference is on vintage and historically valuable guitars.We want to offer our customers special, unique and high quality guitars.
Guitars which are specially selected and outstanding in sound.All guitars are checked and adjusted. We work closely together with guitar builders and repair shops to adjust each guitar.