1930s Richter 0-size, 12-fret slotted in ladder braced solid birch, 1 3/4” nut, 2 5/16” string spacing, chunky fingerstyle blues tone


Richter produced acoustic guitars in the 30s and 40s Chicago alongside Harmony, Regal, Lyon & Healy and Slingerland. Their builds are solid and the brand remains desirable among modern fingerstyle and fingerstyle blues players. The example is rock solid with a nice vintage finish and some choice upgrades added to make playability a dream.

SPECS: 0-size body, 12-fret neck with slotted “gummy style” headstock, poplar neck with fixed steel reinforcement, ladder-braced solid birch top in stained tobacco finish, solid birch sides and back in burst finish, bound top, period tuning machines, chunky “V” neck profile, rosewood fretboard with new frets, MOP markers, rosewood bridge, bone nut and saddle, ebony pins. Nut width: 1 3/4”, String Spacing: 2 5/16”, Scale length: 24”, Upper bout: 9 7/8“, Lower Bout: 13 3/8”, Body length: 18”, Widest body depth: 3 3/4”, Overall length: 36 5/8”, Neck thickness at 1st fret: 15/16”, Neck thickness at 5th fret: 1”, Action: 1/8”, string gauge setup: D’addario EJ26 custom light gauge in standard tuning.

CONDITION: Solid condition with no issues. One small side hairline repaired. Body and finish has scuffs, crazing, squiggles, edge wear, etc ‘cause it’s old. Other work included neckset, new fretboard/frets, updated bracing, bridge and setup.

SOUND: Sweet fingerstyle and fingerstyle blues tone that’s suitable to many playing styles. Awesome vintage vibe included at no extra charge.

PRICE: $599


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