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Peter Benson Parlor Guitar c.1905

Used – Very Good
$1,400
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St. Louis, MO, United States
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Peter Benson guitars were made in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1891 to 1933. We were told by the owner that this one is from 1905. Peter’s company, The Musical Merchandise Company, catered to the Scandinavian community. They dealt in a wide range of musical items, and were manufacturers of guitars, violins, and other instruments. P. Benson is branded on the back brace visible through the sound hole. The guitar has a lovely ‘woody’ tone and plays great! The guitar had a neck reset in 2016. Some repaired cracks are by the tail block on the sides. The finish on the back has some cloudiness to it. It has typical wear, scratches, a little buckle rash, a few tiny nicks, but nothing serious. For a 110 year old guitar (give or take), this instrument is in very good condition. It also comes with a chip case.

  • Solid spruce top
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and headstock veneer
  • ‘Fret’ saddle
  • Ebony pyramid bridge
  • Made in Minnesota circa 1905
  • Chip case

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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