Circa 1912 Mother of Pearl Inlaid Guitar
The guitar is extensively inlayed with mother of pearl . The guitar was restored in 2001, work that included converting the instrument to X-bracing, reproduction ebony bridge, reproduction small maple bridge plate. It’s signed inside by the restorer, “B. Lehmann 2001” (Bernie Lehmann, well known luthier in New York.)
The guitar has no stamps or labels, but it was probably made by George Bauer – because of many stylistic similarities.
The guitar is set up and ready to play. As many guitars of this era, the tone is tilted toward very bright, glassy, brazilian rosewood trebles, not fuller bass.
Solid Spruce top
Solid Brazilian Rosewood back and sides
MOP inlays, fretboard, rosette, and bindings
Width at lower bout: 13 1/2 inches
Scale Length: 24 7/8 inches
Nut Width: 1 ¾ inches
V shaped neck
In modern case.