I finially found my Great Aunt's "0" parlor guitar. It's been in a trunk in storage for years.
Beautiful old growth Brazilian back and sides, Adirondack red spruce top...old growth Mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard.
Origional bridge and nut and tuners... in perfect shape..
Box and neck in great shape..but seperated... because SOMEBODY added an old cheap tailpiece and strung it with medium strings at some point in it's life.
The top has 2 small cracks, a 8" piece of maple binding missing.
It would be great to restore, if only for the nastalgia. I have a Pic of her playing the guitar in front of a early victorian home in Indania in 1910.
The name branded on the back of the headstock and inside is John C. Maynes & Sons Boston. I can't find any info about this guitar...anyone have any ideas where I might look, or whom I might contact to establish year and background on the MFG?