Gibson Style U Harp Guitar (c.1902)
This interesting Gibson Style U harp guitar started life with a harp neck and 12 sub bass strings. The harp neck has been cut off flush to the side of the body and is missing. The body has an arched top with a large oval soundhole and a black finish. The mahogany sides and arched walnut back have been refinished. This guitar has some replacement parts and would need much work to restore (sold AS-IS, see Details section below), but cosmetically it’s in very good+ condition. More Details...
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Elderly Warranty: None Manufacturer's Warranty: None
- Arched top and back
- Spruce top with large oval soundhole and black finish
- Mahogany sides and arched walnut back have been refinished
- Mahogany bridge with scrolls on each end
- Metal strap tailpiece engraved "The Gibson"
- Guitar headstock has been repaired (not pro job)
- 20-fret ebony fingerboard (some added pearl inlays)
- Replacement tuners
- Harp neck has been cut off flush to side of body and is missing
- Jack hole on treble side of body
- Rope and pearl soundhole rosette
- White-bound top and fingerboard
- 1-7/8" nut
- ~27-1/4" scale
- The largest body size Gibson made in harp guitars, this model was used by and promoted by Walter Boehm (pre-1910)
- Homemade vinyl gigbag
- VGC+ and would need much work to restore - sold AS-IS