Earl's Guitars

19th Century French Parlor Guitar (Lacote style c.1890)

The bridge is rather plain, unlike the fancy "moustache" bridges on many of Lacote's guitars and is one of the clues to the age of this instrument. This view also shows the delicate "starburst" inlay at the foot. The back and sides are painted with a faux rosewood finish, another common practice on guitars of this period, as is this cone-shaped heel. The sides, underneath the faux rosewood, are also made from maple. The "guitar-shaped" peghead is another feature typical of Lacote era guitars. The guitar came with 5 pearwood friction tuning pegs. I found this set of ebony flamanco pegs to replace them.

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