New batch

In the process of cleaning up the last rest of the previous batch, but has also started up the next one. There are some interesting guitars!

GG155 Levin 1907
No batch but a Levin parlor. An unusual old Levin from 1907 with the simpler triangular stable. This one was rougher than usual with a throat cut and fork taped center joint at the bottom. Well played and worn, but complete and with nice patina.

GG156 Mystery guitar, maybe an August Carlstedt from about 1920
Another item from my American client and the first time I worked with a crime scene. A slightly larger guitar in mahogany from the USA. Someone has had the goal of repairing it and selling it like a Martin! On the back of the head it says “C. F MARTIN ”stamped, in addition, the ink stamp on the neck block has been sanded away where the name of the real manufacturer has been. The renovation had begun and all the paint on the body had been sanded off. The lid has managed to thin out too much, but the mahogany bottom was only 1 mm thick at the far end on one side. Will be a good player when I finish it 🙂

GG157 Levin Carmencita
Number 1 in the waiting room, an unnumbered Carmensita (1951-1955), will receive an X-rib. Right new model and unusual with its 9 mm big dots in the grip board!

GG158 European, circa 1900
No batch is complete without a mustache stall. This is a lightly built, charming and slightly larger European pearl with fine mother of pearl inlays in the rosette. Think this will be a good finger playing guitar.

GG159 Franz Nowy, 1930s
Of all the guitars in the batch, this one is the simplest, but perhaps the most valuable. Grandma was a Jewess who brought her guitar and a small suitcase with her when she took the train at 21 years old and left Vienna to escape Nazism. A dear property that unfortunately has already undergone a minor renovation, including overcoating with plastic lacquer and new tuning screws. Unusually, it has a label, Franz Nowy was an instrument maker in Vienna. Shönbrunnerstrasse is a street in the city. The general look makes me think the guitar was made at some point in the 1930s.


GG160 European circa 1920s
Number 45 in the waiting room, a slightly unusual European parlor with finer veneers at the bottom and side and an unusually beautiful bow in mother of pearl.


  1. Realized that you can scrape off spirit varnish and dirt from the "mother of pearl" itself and suddenly the bling in the bow becomes silvery and nice again. At least on my old guitar there was varnish all over that part.

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