60 year old United 0-size 12-fret special build, 1 3/4” nut, 2 5/16” string spacing, great all around player with classic parlor styling


This old gal boasts a body made by United from the 1960s with plenty of post-Oscar Schmidt factory character to boot. Completely rebuilt for modern steel strings, playability is excellent and very comfortable. Tone is bluesy, punchy and quite present with a flatpick or when strummed. Good value for an American made parlor guitar from this period.

SPECS: 0-size body, 12-fret neck with slotted headstock, ladder-braced solid spruce book matched top in natural finish, birch sides and back in tobacco brown finish, poplar neck with adjustable truss rod, vintage tuning machines, oval neck profile, rosewood fretboard with new frets, new rosewood bridge, bone nut and saddle with ebony pins. Nut width: 1 3/4”, String Spacing: 2 5/16”, Scale length: 24”, Upper bout: 9 3/4”, Lower Bout: 13 1/4”, Body length: 17 3/4”, Widest body depth: 3 9/16”, Overall length: 36 1/4”, Neck thickness at 1st fret: 7/8“, Neck thickness at 5th fret: 7/8”, Action: 3/32”, string gauge setup: D’addario EJ26 custom light gauge in standard tuning.

CONDITION: Solid rebuilt condition with upgraded bracing to accommodate modern steel strings. Evidence of prior tailpiece. Other work included neckset with added truss rod, ladder-braced spruce top, bridge, 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: Full tone with a nice punch when digging in. Great all-around parlor for fingerstyle, flatpicker or strummer. Action can be adjusted to suit your playing style.

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PRICE: $699


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