Acoustic Hollow Body Parlor guitar
Tailpiece with Tilton patent and floating bridge
Spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck
This was a very popular American guitar in the second half of the 18th century. This one
guitars strung with gut strings had a soft sound. From about 1890 these guitars received metal strings, which meant they could also be used in larger ensembles. The steel strings enabled the manipulation of notes and heralded the birth of jazz.