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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Beautiful Unmarked New York(?) Flush-Fret c. 1880


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Clifton Hicks - Posted - 01/11/2019:  17:16:55


Here's a beauty I recently ran across that might be of some interest here. It's a great player and has some elegant features like the inlayed wood frets and pretty fancy tuners. I gave these the old archaeologist's "tooth test" and, while the thumb pegs is certainly celluloid, the four tuners in the peg head tap against the teeth like bone. 



Interesting Note: the inside of the rim appears to have been signed in black ink early on. There are four or five words present; the only one still legible reads Bishop.











 

MacCruiskeen - Posted - 01/11/2019:  17:27:57


Is this one you are planning to sell?

The Old Timer - Posted - 01/11/2019:  18:41:19


Mighty nice!

Texican65 - Posted - 01/11/2019:  19:45:42


Beautiful! Can we hear some “Turkey in the Straw” on it please?

I really like the tailpiece.

Where do you come across these things?

Dow

RG - Posted - 01/11/2019:  19:46:11


That's a beauty!

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