Beautiful, and in Great Condition - Size 1 Parlor Guitar - completely restored... Including neck re-set, and finish over-coat. Done professionally - about 5 years ago....Beautiful Parlor Guitar - with Great tone.. There is a very good chance John D'Angelico contributed in making this guitar - during his apprenticeship to his uncle Raphael Ciani. This guitar listed here - is EXACTLY the same as a labeled A. See Pictures 6 and 7 for that guitar - which had a top crack - no bridge - no nut, and tuners that were missing gears!!! - same guitar - compare - you will agree.... More pictures to follow - needed to get the listing up - today. Straight Grained (2 piece) Spruce Sound board - NO CRACKS in sound board - truly looks NEW - with beautiful 100 year old color.
(really pretty - study the pictures). 100 year old woods - give this guitar a TONE that can NOT be matched - by modern made parlor guitars (in my opinion). This guitar is about a 9.5 on a scale of 10 - in MY OPINION....
Strung with Martin Marquis Silk & Steel "11.5's" - really makes this guitar sound really nice (in my opinion). Scale is EXACTLY 25 inches - gorgeous EBONY Bridge - with Bone insert... Nut is 1 3/4 inches. Rock hard Ebony Fret Board has - NO FINGER WEAR - upper register was "scalloped" during restoration - 5 years ago.Really nice sustain - sounds like a much larger Flat-top Guitar!! 12 1/2 inch lower bout - 3 3/8 inch "deep" body!! Original Nickel Plated tuners retain 100% of their "luster"!! (In my opinion) This is a beautiful "Collector's Guitar" - with the added bonus that it also SOUNDS and PLAYS GREAT!! This guitar is NOT perfect - there are minor scratches in the finish, and one 4 inch repaired hairline crack in the lower bass side bout - of the BACK.
The crack was glued, and over-coated during restoration, and remains stable. NO SEPARATION - smooth surface. That's really why I give this guitar a 9.5 on a scale of 10.Otherwise this guitar is in very EXCELLENT PLAYABLE, COLLECTIBLE, and DISPLAYABLE CONDITION (in my opinion). It LOOKS NICE and PLAYS great (in my opinion).. The item "Vintage 1920's Parlor Guitar unlabeled A. Galiano likely Raphael Ciani made" is in sale since Monday, October 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "philrozeoldman" and is located in Cranford, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.