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LEFT: René Lacôte, Paris, France, c.1840. Highly decorated spruce top, high quality maple for back and sides.

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Lorca, Antonio: Malaga - Spain dated 1833. Spruce top with an old diamond shaped repair under the bridge and a oval ebony finger-rest, dark brown solid Brazilian rosewood back, solid Brazilian rosewood sides, mahogany peghead with rosewood faceplate and six original ebony pegs, ebony fingerboard with metal frets and bone nut.  The guitar comes in original wooden coffin case. Owners seal on back of the head. 

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Pierre Marcard, Mirecourt, France, c.1840. Spruce top with beautiful sculpted inlays. Back and sides in brazilian rosewood.



Hyppolite-Collin, Paris, France c.1830. Spruce top with nice bridge and decorative stripes. Pegs. Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Scalopped fretboard.



Marêt Ainé, Mirecourt, France, 1848. Spruce top, maple back and sides. Original rosace. Simple, but very interesting maker.



Anton Kiendl, Vienna, 1843. Spruce top, maple back and sides.


Martin 1840s 16 size 3 Parlor Nylon-String Acoustic Guitar

A true piece of history from Martin's first two decades of manufacturing guitars. Christian Frederick Martin arrived in North America in 1833 in New-York. Before that, he was an apprentice with the most important Viennese luthier of its time, Johann Georg Stauffer. There is a fair chance that this guitar has been built by C.F. Martin himself as it was built in the 1840s. This guitar is in good playing condition, and is strung with Nylon strings, tuned in 430hz to relieve tension. 


According to the grand daughter of the previous owner, the guitar has been in the same house (see last picture) for about 100 years. The house was built shortly after the Civil War. The house was in Indiana and was on the underground railroad, the secret routes used by enslaved African-Americans to escape into free states. The man was a judge and his wife was a poetress and they were respectively from Philadephia and New Jersey. She was a Remington, as in the rifle company. 

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Mougeot, Mirecourt, France, c.1830

Spruce top, beautiful brazilian rosewood back and sides.


LOUIS Panormo guitar with peghead bearing the original label: Panormo fecit anno 1828, ser.# 1721, London, 40 or 46 High Street, Bloomsbury. Nice varnish, good flamed maple back, no cracks, maple sides with some repairs, spruce top with some repaired cracks, some repairs to the bindings at the bottom of the top, ebonized neck and peghead with 6 original pegs, neck with a slight curve and medium high action, fingerboard with fingermarks at 1st and 2nd position, brass frets except for one made of steel, bone nut, original bridge. Nice original condition. In original wooden coffin case. Measurements: - total length 91,7 cm - scale 63,7 cm - body length 44,7 cm - upper bout 21,2 cm - middle bout 16,4 cm - lower bout 29,2 cm - lowest rim 7,7 cm - highest rim 9,1 cm - nut 4,8 cm.


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En restauration/In restoration process

Mougenot c.1820

Charotte-Millot c.1820

Anonyme Française/Anglaise c.1850

Anonyme Française c.1830

Dubois c.1830

Gennaro di Roma 1888

Georg Adam Krausch c.1810

Jean-Joseph Coffe c.1840

Thibouville-Lamy c.1860

Anonymous (pear shape) c.1860

Anonymous USA or German c.1880

Anonymous Mirecourt c.1820

Bernard Cabasse c.1830

Charotte c.1820