Pre-war Supertone topped United terz-size parlor in ladder braced spruce/birch, 1 3/4” nut, bell-like tone surrounded by cool vintage vibe.
The top for the guitar was repurposed from a late 30s Gene Autry parlor and the sound this little guitar puts out is nothing but happy trails. The United body and neck provided the perfect body size and scale length to round out the package. Terz size guitars can be setup in standard tuning using 53-12 gauge or in G-G tuning using 47-10s gauge strings. Quite versatile in this regard, adding to the sweet vibe this parlor delivers regardless of the preferred tuning.
SPECS: Terz-size body, 12-fret neck with paddle headstock, ladder-braced solid spruce top, birch sides and back in tobacco finish, cream binding around sound hole and top, poplar neck with adjustable truss rod, vintage tuning machines with cream buttons, C neck profile, new radius’d rosewood fretboard with new medium frets, pyramid bridge with compensated saddle slot, MOP inlays, bone nut/saddle/pins. Nut width: 1 3/4”, String Spacing: 2 1/4”, Scale length: 21 7/8”, Upper bout: 8 1/2”, Lower Bout: 11 7/8”, Body length: 15 1/2”, Widest body depth: 3 1/2”, Overall length: 33 1/8”, Neck thickness at 1st fret: 13/16“, Neck thickness at 5th fret: 7/8”, Action: 3/32”, string gauge setup: standard tuning using 53-12 gauge or in G-G tuning using 47-10s gauge
CONDITION: Solid rebuilt condition with upgraded neck assembly and top bracing to accommodate modern steel strings including neckset with added truss rod. Flared fretboard sides to maximize string spacing. Other work included new bridge, radius’d fretboard/frets, setup. Please note that vintage, repurposed materials will have underlying swirls, scrapes, scratches, bumps and bruises. Any new features added during the rebuild were made to fit in with the old.
SOUND: Great parlor for all around play. Body depth, nut width and string spacing is no different than many 0-size parlor guitars. Bell-like tone, especially treble strings. Click the soundclip link and have a listen. Action can be adjusted higher to suit your playing style.
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