c.1915 Supertone parlor 12-fret in ladder-braced spruce/oak, 1 13/16" nut, 2 1/4" string spacing, solid player friendly to many styles


The Supertone brand goes way back to before Sears acquired the original company that gave birth to the iconic parlor guitar name. This example in spruce over oak offers great playability and tone that would suit many styles of play including fingerstyle, flatpicking or strumming. Beautiful 100+ year old guitar.

SPECS: parlor size body, 12-fret neck with slotted headstock and MOP Star, ladder-braced top in natural finish, oak sides and back in natural finish, neck in burst finish, period tuning machines, steel reinforced neck with soft “V" profile, rosewood fretboard with new frets, folky MOP markers on 5,7,9 and 11th frets, bound top and back, rosewood bridge, ebony pins, bone nut and saddle. Nut width: 1 13/16", String Spacing: 2 1/4", Scale length: 24", Upper bout: 8 7/8“, Lower Bout: 12 1/2", Body length: 18", Widest body depth: 3 5/8", Overall length: 36 1/4" , Neck thickness at 1st fret: 7/8", Neck thickness at 5th fret: 15/16", Action: 1/8", string gauge setup: custom lights 52-11 gauge standard tuning.

CONDITION: Back off rebuild to convert this old gal into a modern player. Evidence of prior tailpiece and side tear. One top and one back hairline repair. Finish has scuffs, crazing, edge wear, binding has some gouges, wear and shrinkage. Bracing was updated to accommodate modern custom light set string tension. Other work included neckset, new fretboard/frets, bridge and setup.

SOUND: I like this guitar for fingerstyle songs but it can be setup for either fingerstyle or strumming. For a small body guitar it offers nice projection and sustain as well. Plays easy too!

PRICE: $699

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