Albanus Seven-string guitar – U.S.A. – 1954


Electro-Acoustic Hollow Body Seven-string guitar


different types of wood

Ebony fretboard

Various Kent Armstrongs and Gibson’s pickups


The guitars are very different from each other, but they shared some interesting features, including the hand-carved top and a rare bracing construction with only one diagonal bracing. This gave the guitars a clear sound. The instruments were lavishly decorated with seven-layer plywood bindings, beautifully decorated f-holes and hand-carved floating ebony pickguard.
This rare seven-string model has many of Albanus’ signature features, including the ebony tailpiece, which refers to the fact that the maker was primarily a violin maker.

Last updated on 12 May 2020
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