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Catalog Number 3232.3
Object Name Guitar
Description This guitar was built in 1851. The date was on the cross brace under the sound hole. The builder was a superior craftsman. Each part was identified with a part number. The tuner machines were made with no screws. The shafts for the tune-up knob were drilled and steel pins were placed through them, unlike the guitars manufactured now that break very easily. The guitar was rebuilt in 1988 by Sterling F. Swearngin. The guitar is an original, except the rosette. The old leather one was replaced with a handmade one of walnut and ash.
Other repairs: Broken neck, cracked loose back, holes in body caused by loose braces, top damaged as a result of using steel strings. CAUTION: Do Not use household cleaners on guitars - It will RUIN the finish.
Photo #3213
Date 1851
Dimensions W-11 L-36 inches