Sterling Open Back

  • AS IS Condition
  • Year: circa 1900s
  • Includes Soft Shell Case


The name W.T.B Sterling appeared on many production line instruments from the late 19th century up until the 1920s and oftentimes can be attributed to large musical instrument manufacturers such as Tonk Brothers (the T.B.), or later Lyon & Healy, and or Regal. This example features a metal clad 11" rim assembly beveled edge forming a tonering; rounded shoes, a few mismatched hooks and nuts. 25-3/4" scale length maple neck with floral celluloid inlay pattern; non geared fifth. Light pitting on lower frets, dings and wear on back of neck. "JLL" carved into dowel; action is high, and significant fretwork/setup work will be required for it to be lowered.


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