Ended listing banner

Anyone can sell on Reverb

List your item today to get it in front of thousands of eyes, quickly and easily. Learn more on the Seller Hub.

Similar Listings

Vintage L. Viohl Empire State 1904-1920? Parlor Guitar Unplayed Cond w/Pro Restoration

Free Shipping
Listing Ended
If you watch the listing, we'll notify you if it becomes available again.
Shipped From
South Georgia Vintage
Tallahassee, FL, United States
Joined Reverb

About This Listing

I am new to Reverb after 12 years selling mostly vintage acoustics on eBay with a 100% feedback record.

Here is an impossibly rare L. Viohl Empire State guitar that I found in unplayed condition. All mahogany construction with what seem to be the original tuners which work as they should.

The following work was done by one of the best luthiers in Tennessee. Work was necessary to get the guitar in good playing order.

1) Fretboard removed and graphite rod installed.

2) Bridge leveled for new angled fretwire bridge saddle.

3) New bone nut.

4) New maple bridge plate applied with hot hide glue.

5) New bridge pins.

Beautiful wood marquetry and mahogany thoughout. Neck is straight and plays easily up and down the board. Tone is warmeer than might be expected. Comfortable "C" profile neck with great action. Set up with D'Addario Custom Light gage (11's) and tuned to standard pitch.

A remarkably unique 100 year old guitar that plays and looks like it was made yesterday!

Old chipboard case included.

Width of Body at Lower bout: 13 1/2"

Width of neck at nut: 1 3/4"

Scale: 24 7/8"

String height at 12th fret: 3/32" highest string - 4/32" lowest

Reasonable offers considered.

FREE FedEx ground and ships to Continental U.S. only. Professionally packed to arrive safely.

Please let me know if you have questions or need additional pictures.

Product Specs

Listed5 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Made In
  • United States

Reviews of this Shop


Reverb Gives

Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music.

Carbon-Offset Shipping

Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments.

iOS app store button
Android play store button
The Apple logo and the App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc. Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.
Scan with your phone to get the Reverb app:
App Install QR Code
Oops, looks like you forgot something. Please check the fields highlighted in red.