Dating a gibson 4 string tenor acoustic guitar
As a result, only a handful of guys in the world are ready to pay real money for a rare Harmony model.In the Harmony world, the interested buyer is often rarer than the guitar itself.
Plectrum guitars were not made in as large numbers as tenor guitars and are now rarer than tenor guitars.Tenor guitars are interesting four stringed instruments normally made in the shape of a guitar, or sometimes with a lute-like pear shaped body or, rarely, with a round banjo-like wooden body.They can be acoustic and/or electric and they can come in the form of flat top, archtop, wood-bodied or metal-bodied resonator or solid-bodied instruments.Tenor guitars generally have a scale length of around 23 inches, but sometimes as low as 21 inches, and are usually tuned in fifths, as CGDA, similar to the tenor banjo, Other tunings are possible, however, such as 'guitar tuning' or ' Chicago tuning' - DGBE, ' Irish' or 'octave mandolin' tuning - GDAE and various 'open' tunings, such as CGCG and DADA, which can be used for slide playing.The normal CGDA fifths tuning is wide and therefore very 'open' and it gives the instrument wonderful voicings from both open and closed chords.If you're a seller, the value is the minimum amount you accept to sell it.. You can check ebay for completed sales for the same model, but value on ebay is not value in a shop or elsewhere, for reasons.
Outside of a completed transaction, value has no meaning, so please do not ask me to value your guitar. Harmony instruments were produced on an industrial scale.
The earliest origins of the tenor guitar are not clear, but it seems unlikely that a true four-stringed guitar-shaped tenor guitar appeared before the late 1920s.
Gibson built the tenor lute TL-4 in 1924, which had a lute-like pear-shaped body, four strings and a tenor banjo neck.
From 1927 onwards, the very first true wood-bodied acoustic tenor guitars appeared as production instruments made by both Gibson and Martin.
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We have not located any Masterbilt instruments related adverts in any major music industry publication of 1931; the earliest documented advert (for De Luxe) found in "Metronome", issue February 1932 (info: Rod Mc Donald). later than the 1932 catalog (reusing some of its image printing blocks): Note that the Triumph model is described as "Grand auditorium size" (16 ") while the 1931–32 Triumph was "Auditorium size" (15 "), and the Royal model is listed with an increased price of $95.