VINTAGE OLD KRAFTSMAN ACOUSTIC 6 STRING GUITAR SPIEGEL
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Sold Date: 05/14/2009
Channel: Online Auction
is a neat, older, acoustic guitar. I do not play this instrument but I will try to describe it the best I can. On the peg head it say: OLD KRAFTSMAN (the 'OLD' is written horizontally and the 'KRAFTSMAN' is written vertically under 'OLD'. It has ~6~ strings. Altogether it measures approx. 38 3/4" long. It has ~18~ brass frets (14 from the nut to the body). The body measures approx. 18" x 13 1/2". It has no cracks or breaks. The front, back sides have sort of a tiger-stripe look. On the back of the neck it says: STEEL REINFORCED NECK. On the top of the headstock is an embossed letter 'S'. No writing inside that I can see. The Old Kraftsman label was a house brand for the Spiegel mail order company. Spiegal purchased most of its stringed instruments from Chicago manufacturer Kay, and for a short time from the Gibson Company from fall of 1936 through Spring of 1937. I know four digit numbers are Spiegel Catalog numbers and 'S' prefix numbers are Gibson numbers. I only see the letter 'S' on the top of the headstock...no number inside or out-so I am not sure who made it. Still solid though and still sounds great! It has a few scratches..still in great shape though. A terrific item for a collection...always fun to strum! Hope you're 'picking it', soon! I do not have a case for it but I pack very well. Buyer to pay shipping-accept Visa/Mastercard/Discover. No paypal. WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE.Check out my other items ! Be sure to add me to your favorites list ! Sometimes I can't get to all questions before the auction ends, the most common question is shipping: If over 4 lbs. it goes Fed Ex insured-I do not add a handling charge. Under 4 lbs. goes USPS. Out of the U.S.-all items go USPS priority or express, whichever you prefer. International Buyers Please note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the Buyer's responsibility. Most items listed are vintage, described to the best of my knowledge. All items sold AS-IS. No Returns.
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