E. Grimshaw Archtop Plectrum

  • N/A Condition
  • Year: circa 1950s
  • Includes Hard Shell Case


A rare example of a non cut 17" archtop PLECTRUM guitar attributed to Emile Grimshaw, who was an English performer and teacher who manufactured guitars and other musical instruments w/ his son Emile Jr. from about 1930 until his death in the late 1980s. Exceptional warmth, straight neck with great playability and projection; a rare bird indeed.

It features a worn and yellowed sold spruce top, laminate maple back and sides. There is considerable wear to edge, and it appears that the binding was either replaced or reglued roughly at some point and there are some gaps, unevenness, small cracks, spliced in binding pieces; small metal piece on bottom edge of back. The 26" scale multipiece maple neck has a 1-3/8" nut width, ebony fretboard w/ pearl inlay; past repair to heel; equipped with reproduction Grover Imperial tuners; small pieces of replaced binding near nut on either side; newer bone nut.

Included in sale is a newer Hiscox hard case. Under bridge acoustic pick up installed , repaired binding on the necking the fingerboard. New Ivoroid pick guard. This guitar has dings, scrapes, scuffs, and checking throughout but is a fantastic playing and sounding instrument.

Was: $1950.00

Now Only: $1750.00

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