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

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Jan 11, 2019 - 5:16:55 PM
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156 posts since 8/11/2007

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.


Jan 11, 2019 - 5:27:57 PM

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Is this one you are planning to sell?

Jan 11, 2019 - 6:41:19 PM

11695 posts since 10/30/2008

Mighty nice!

Jan 11, 2019 - 7:45:42 PM

1544 posts since 1/16/2010

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

I really like the tailpiece.

Where do you come across these things?


Jan 11, 2019 - 7:46:11 PM



2860 posts since 8/7/2008

That's a beauty!

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