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Holzapfel Archtop Guitar

  • AS IS Condition
  • Year: circa 1910s
  • Includes Soft Shell Case


Very rare example of an archtop guitar built by Carl Holzapfel of Baltimore, who is known for his desirable 12 string flat top guitars; truly an unusual guitar, tone is somewhere in-between a Martin archtop, and a Vega Cylinder guitar. The body has a 14-3/4" lower bout, and was made with beautiful fiddle-grade flamed maple with bookmatched back; some separation is present at back seam near top, however no cracks to back or sides; aged spruce top supported with X brace, inlaid celluloid pickguard (possibly later), later adjustable bridge, Stella-type tailpiece; repaired top cracks near f-holes, and upper treble side top. Mahogany neck was reset at some point and a truss rod was added; original ebony fingerboard and frets, with zero-fret; some gap under heel cap. Some of the binding and workmanship is crude, but is comparable to other known Holzapfel instruments. Refinish likely occurred at that point as well.

Was: $1495.00

Now Only: $1299.00

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