Bruno 12-string Harp Guitar , c. 1915
Bruno 12-string Model Harp Guitar, c. 1915, made in New York City, serial # 16914, natural finish, mahogany back, sides and necks; spruce top, gig bag case. Item # 5700
Overall length is 40 1/2 in. (102.9 cm.), 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 25 in. (635 mm.). Width of nut is 1 15/16 in. (49 mm.). Well-worn overall but still substantially original, with a number of old repairs this is actually a surprisingly playable guitar. The top finish was stripped off long ago, so the top appears very dirty and has a number of visible splices behind the bridge. There are also several repaired back cracks, the neck(S) look to have been reset with some repair to the headstock bridge between the two. Appears to be the original finish on body with some polish-out, the neck finish appears a mix of original varnish with some wear through and touch-up. A lot of original components still intact including the bridge, bridgepins, tuners and frets. Definitely a bit funky overall but an amazing eccentric fully playable antique, with a truly fine sound. Overall Very Good Condition.
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