1895 Bay State Style E Parlor Guitar Ditson History #15566

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About This Bay State Guitar 1895 Bay State Style E Parlor Guitar #15566

Bay State was the brand name of high end acoustic guitars created by the John C. Haynes Company, which was founded in 1865 in Boston, Massachusetts.
The story of Bay State instruments is really the story of John C. Haynes. He was born in Boston in 1829, and in 1848, entered the employ of Oliver Ditson, a music publisher, as an errand boy. Six years later Mr. Ditson, who was so impressed with the brightness of young Haynes, advanced him materially, and in 1857, Mr. Haynes became a junior, and at that time, the only partner of Oliver Ditson Co. 

This Style E Guitar is in very good condition.  Part of me knows the guitar was over sprayed years ago, but the definition of the stamped Logo and Serial Number is so crisp that I have my doubts. 

Overall great condition and plays like a modern guitar. Action is set to 7/64". Strings are Silk and Steel. 

If this guitar has a repair history, it was executed expertly in a conservatory approach.

There appears to be a couple hairline cracks in the back. There is no lip or gap in the wood.

Features & Specifications
  • Spruce Top
  • Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge
  • Metal Saddle 
  • 24.5 Scale Legnth
  • Ebony Nut and Bridge Pins
  • 1 3/4" Nut Width
  • 12 frets 
  • Slotted Headstock 
  • Pronounced V Neck 
  • T Bar Frets
  • Original Paper Label 
  • Padded Case

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