National Institute Of Allied Arts Parlor Guitar 1930's

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 20, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

National Institute Of Allied Arts Parlor Guitar 1930’s
You are bidding on An interesting and cool Parlor Guitar labeled "The National Institute of Allied Arts."It is a bit rough, but useable condition. I believe the pick guard is missing and the body has been accented with flat black paint to give it an aged look or to match the neck (I bought this from a local estate in the condition you see). The bridge looks to have been replaced, the shoulder strap anchor on the body is missing and I am not sure, but I think the metal anchor plate may not be original. The tuning knobs and hardware and the body appear to all be original. I cannot find much info on this specific model, but these parlor guitars were made in the mid to late 30's. The back has what looks like a split, but it is not loose and does not flex so it may just be shrinkage of the wood from low humidity. I have done the best to my ability to describe this guitar, but I am not an expert. This auction has NO RESERVE and a LOW starting price. If you have any questions about this item, please ask. I am always happy to combine shipping w possible. Thank you and !!! Shipping wt: 6 lbs. U.S. Shipments ONLY via UPS Dimensions: 36-3/8" long x 13-1/4" wide x 3-3/4" deep at bottom of body. The body is 18" long. Markings: FIRST NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLIED ARTS Condition: Fair condition based on replacement parts, missing pick guard and the paint. The tuning hardware works well and it seems to hold the tuning fine. It actually sounds really good. NOTE: Please look at the supersized photos for a more complete review of condition. If you have questions please ask. !! Note to my buyers : I have to charge a handling fee, but this handling fee is for shipping insurance. The items I sell are often antique, collectable and costly. For this reason I require insurance. I package very well and at MY expense with generous portions of bubble wrap and packaging material. I am an individual and not a corporation. I do not have a budget for loss and cannot take the chance of an item being damaged or lost by USPS or UPS and having to cover those costs. I also had to pay for these items. Insurance will be figured at a projected selling price any overpayment will be refunded. Thank you, 2000_k1200rs For my buyers: Description: I try very hard to describe all items accurately and post many pictures. I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you have questions please ask prior to the end of the auction. If t is ever a problem please let me know. Communication: I always answer questions in a timely manner. I e-mail through PayPal when an item has shipped. If t is ever a problem I am always happy to work with my buyers. Shipping Time: I ship all packages within 24 hours of cleared payment. Please understand I have no control over USPS or UPS shipping time. Shipping and Handling Charges: I DO NOT CHARGE A HANDLING OR PACKAGING FEE IT IS FOR INSURANCE. I ship USPS priority mail or UPS (speed and tracking). This is for your protection and mine. I am always happy to combine shipping. If t is an overpayment in shipping I always refund the amount. Again I have no control over postal rates. If you have problem with the postal charges please don’t bid. You know how much it will be ahead of time. I want my buyers to be happy with their purchase. I don’t ever want to be marked down in any area. If t is a problem PLEASE contact me. Thank You