Gibson Style U Harp Guitar (Early 1906)

$7,000
sku: 45U-1549
A turn-of-the-century Gibson oddity, this Style U harp guitar features a 6-string guitar neck, as well as 12 sub-bass strings. The body has a black finished arched spruce top and natural finished walnut sides and arched back. I needs some work (sold AS-IS, see Details section below), but overall it’s in very good condition.

Only 1 piece in stock!


  • 21" lower bout
  • Black finished arched spruce top (added top brace in front of bridge)
  • Natural finish walnut sides and arched back
  • A few repaired top and back cracks
  • White-bound top and oval soundhole
  • Two rope pattern soundhole rings with pearl center ring
  • Walnut guitar neck (headstock repaired, front and back veneers added, and neck refinished)
  • White-bound 20 fret ebony fingerboard with varied inlay pattern
  • 3-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • Mahogany bass neck with 12 sub-bass strings
  • Fixed Brazilian rosewood bridge (cut down)
  • Nickel plated metal strap tailpiece
  • Early style lyre label with photo of Orville Gibson
  • 1-11/16" nut
  • 27-1/4" scale
  • Consignment
  • Nylon covered hard foam case
  • VGC except needs some work (replace turnbuckle, level fretboard, refret, needs strings and 4 bridge pins, setup, etc. - sold AS-IS) 
  • SN: 4145

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