This is a phenomenal terz parlor guitar. It is the best sounding smaller guitar I've ever played. Very pronounced lows and metallic highs. Lots of overtones. Easy playing up the neck with correct intonation at the 12th fret. Very low action and comfortable neck. Very high quality construction with flashy adornments. However with any guitar this age, there are cosmetic concerns. There have been a number of repairs over the years. Please read the entire listing and thoroughly inspect images and videos before purchasing. And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. 

This small little parlor, with a 21.75 inch scale length, has an X-braced spruce top and Brazilian rosewood back and sides. All braces have been checked for looseness and glued. There is a JLD bridge doctor installed to add extra support to the top and minimize bellying. This addition has not affected the tone.

This guitar is currently strung with Silk n Steel Strings, the lightest possible steel strings, and I would not advise any heavier strings. I will also include some wound nylon strings. I had nylons on for a while, but I just dislike nylon strings. If you want to tune this guitar up a third like terz guitar were designed for, I would recommend only nylons or gut strings. 

It is branded as a Rex Professional, but is obviously not made by Rex. This was probably made by an independent luthier then labeled and sold by Rex.

It has had a neck reset and has been refretted at some point. The action is low at 2.5/32 at the 12 fret. The saddle has extra room for adjustments so you won't need a reset for a long time. 

The mother of pearl nut is 1.75 inches wide. The ebony fingerboard has a 20" radius. The tuners are beautifully engraved with mother of pearl knobs. I believe the neck is Spanish cedar. The heel cap is a replacement. It was probably replaced at the time of the neck reset.

The lacquer has seen better days. It shows lots of evidence of age with shrinking and checking. Cracks have been reglued and the center seam on the top has been spliced. There is a partial headstock crack that has been reglued and is very stable. 

There is a small piece of mother of pearl missing from the rosette. 

There is also a small amount of polish left in some chips in the lacquer. I will do some research and see what I can do to remove the left over polish. 

It comes with its original trap door case.

I think that's about it. It is an amazingly resonate little guitar and has been a perfect couch player. It has some cosmetic issues but the sound absolutely makes up for it. I'm moving overseas next year and I'm trying to get rid of most of my collection as shipping everything is proving to be a small fortune.

Any excess shipping charges will be refunded. The cost of shipping has risen quite a bit this year, but I have no control over it. Alternatively, you're welcome to pick it up in Burbank, CA. Feel free to reach out to schedule a visit.

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Listed5 months ago
ConditionFair (Used)
Fair condition gear should function but will show noticeable cosmetic damage or other issues.learn more
Brand
Model
  • Brazilian Rosewood Terz
Categories
Year
  • 1910-1920
Made In
  • United States

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