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.

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Listed6 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
  • Empire State
  • 1904-1920?
Made In
  • United States

South Georgia Vintage

Tallahassee, FL, United States
Joined Reverb:2016

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