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Fine Musical Instruments

by Skinner


447 lots

December 3, 1995

357 Main Street

Bolton, MA, 01740 USA

Phone: +1 978 779 6241

Fax: +1 978 779 5144

Email: info@skinnerinc.com

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Lot 1: FINE AMERICAN FIVE-STRING BANJO, THE VEGA COMPANY, BOSTON, ABOUT 1921

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Description: stamped at the dowel stick, FAIRBANKS BANJO MADE BY THE VEGA COMPANY BOSTON MASS, TU-BA-PHONE/DE-LUX, the pot with abalone and faux tortoiseshell binding, engraved gold plated 28-bracket rim and mountings, the strongly figured neck with carved heal, the bound ebony fingerboard and peg head with engraved pearl inlay, stamped with the serial number 44445, diameter of head 11 in., 280 mm., with case, (2).

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Lot 2: EARLY ARCHTOP GUITAR, THE GIBSON MANDOLIN-GUITAR COMPANY, KALAMAZOO, ABOUT 1915

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Description: labeled, the one-piece maple back and the sides, the spruce top, bound in ivoroid, the two-piece mahogany neck, the bound fingerboard with pearl fleur-de-lis, the peg head with pearl inlay, length of back 17 3/4 in., 451 mm., width of back 16 1/8 in., 409 mm.

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Lot 3: AMERICAN MANDOLIN, THE GIBSON MANDOLIN-GUITAR COMPANY, KALAMAZOO, ABOUT 1916

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Description: labeled, GIBSON MANDOLIN STYLE A-1 NUMBER 26109 IS HEREBY GUARANTEED ETC..., the one-piece maple back, the sides similar, the spruce top with ivoroid binding, the mahogany neck, the bound ebony fingerboard with pearl eves, the peg head inlaid THE GIBSON, length of back 13-3/4 in., 349 mm., with case, (2).

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Lot 4: GOOD CLASSICAL GUITAR, JOSE RUBIO, NEW YORK, 1965

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Description: labeled JOSE RUBIO, LUTHIER, ANO 1965, and inscribed across the label NEW YORK AUG 1965, NO. 46, the two-piece Brazilain rosewood back and sides, the spruce top of fine to medium grain, the mahogany neck, the ebony finger board, length of back 19 7/16 in., 493 mm., width of bottom bout 14 9/16 in., 370 mm., with case, (2).

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Lot 5: AMERICAN GUITAR, C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY, NAZARETH, 1903, MODEL 1 - 21

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Description: branded internally, C.F. MARTIN & CO., NAZARETH PA., 9725, the two-piece back of Brazilian rosewood with herringbone center strip, the sides similar, the spruce top of medium grain with decorative herringbone inlay, the neck of cedar, the ebony finger board with pearl inlay, length of back 18 7/8 in., 480 mm., width of back 12 7/8 in., 328 mm., with soft case, (2).

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