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Merritt Can you identify this guitar? (25) RE: Can you identify this guitar? 03 Mar 03

I don't know squat about archtop guitars, but asked Dale Kelldorf, who runs Affordable Archtops in Texas, to take a look. His analysis resonates with others' above.

>>I tried blowing up the headstock to see if there was a name but, no luck. Since Harmony and Kay made about 95% of the archtops during the 30's and 40's it's a good bet it's one or the other. Judging from the shape of the guitar, "f" holes, pickgaurd and tailpiece my money is on Harmony. Since it looks to have real binding and a decent tailpiece I would guess either a Cremona or Patrician model.

- Dale

- Merritt

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