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Made in the USA, 1870s
From the Bay State Guitar website:
“Tilton ‘Improvement’ Guitars were made from 1856 and were an innovative design with a tailpiece and floating bridge with an internal reinforcement bar that runs the length of the instrument’s body under, but not connected to, the top. This construction allowed for the top to be very lightly braced. These guitars employed other distinctive features and were very successful during their day. They are still held in great regard today because of their design and fine craftsmanship and are rare to find in their original condition.
The John C. Haynes Company made these Guitars under license from the patent owner commencing sometime after 1865 (before this they were made by another company). Certainly they appear in the 1883-84 Haynes catalog as does the Excelsior Guitars.”
- Gorgeous old rosewood back and sides, solid spruce top. Fair condition, with some stable cracks in the back
Comes with a case