1930s Supertone terz parlor in tobacco brown finish, 1 3/4” nut, 2 1/16” string spacing, excellent example in incredible condition


Terz scale parlors are cool in so many ways. The G-G tuning offers a whole new dimension to the vocal spectrum not to mention being the sweetest travel guitar on the planet. The example retains its original Supertone paper label.

SPECS: terz-size body in brown lacquer finish, 12-fret neck, ladder-braced solid birch top, solid birch rim and back, paddle headstock, original tuning machines with black knobs, steel reinforced poplar neck with a soft “V” neck profile, maple fretboard with new frets and black fret markers, rosewood bridge, bone nut and saddle with bone pins. Nut width: 1 3/4”, String Spacing: 2 1/16”, Scale length: 21 3/8”, Upper bout: 7 7/8”, Lower Bout: 11 1/4”, Body length: 15 1/4“, Widest body depth: 3 7/16”, Overall length: 32 1/4” , Neck thickness at 1st fret: 15/16”, Neck thickness at 5th fret: 15/16”, Action: 1/8”, string gauge setup: 47-10s in G-G tuning.

CONDITION: Not many left in this fine condition. Back-off rebuild. Scuffs to finish here and there. Work included neckset with steel reinforcement added, updated bracing, new bridge, new fretboard and frets, and attention to seams, bridgeplate, touchups and setup.

SOUND: Bell-like tone with vibrant trebles. Plays like a regular size guitar with the 1 3/4” nut. Can be setup for fingerstyle, flatpicking or strumming.

PRICE: $449

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