Columbus Parlor Guitar (1890's)

sku: 20U-204699
An interesting late 19th century instrument, this Columbus parlor guitar has a spruce top, (possibly) maple back and sides, and a 12-fret V-profile neck. The fingerboard and bridge are Brazilian rosewood. This instrument would need a lot of work to get back into real playing shape (sold AS-IS, see Details section below), but otherwise it’s in good condition.   More Details...

  • Late 19th century parlor guitar
  • Columbus was a brand of Lyon & Healy of Chicago
  • Maple (?) body
  • Spruce top with maple binding and black-red purfling
  • Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with pearl dots inlay
  • Brazilian rosewood bridge
  • 12-fret V-profile neck
  • Slotted headstock
  • 18 frets
  • 24-1/4" scale
  • 1-13/16" nut width
  • 12-3/8" lower bout
  • Replacement 3-on-a-plate tuners
  • Missing endpin
  • Bowed neck (no truss rod)
  • Modern hardshell case
  • Plays OK in first 5 frets, GC (except needs much work, top cracks, new bridge, nut, neck reset, refret, re-attach loose fingerboard, glue loose brace, strings, setup, etc., great project or possible wall hanger — sold AS-IS)