vintage Harmony Guitar - Marwin Star - 1930's

The Marwin Star guitar was one of several Marwin models made by Harmony. This dates back to the 1930s. Numbers stamped inside the body are 3099 970. First, the basics...overall length = 41", upper bout = 11.25", lower bout = 15.5", depth = 3 3/8 to 3 7/16. Scale length = ~25.25". 19 frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret. Neck width at nut = 1.75". Action ~ 5/16" over the 12th fret. This is one cool guitar. The solid, pressed, arched top is in decent shape. T is a crack on the bass side running from the f-hole to the bottom/end of the guitar's top. The bridge had been set about 1/2" forward of w it should have been and t are marks w the bridge height adjustment screws have dug into the top. Under the bass side of the bridge at the thumbwheel, t is a little caving of the top for about 2.5 inches and the start of a small crack. The binding around the top is absolutely awesome - terrific wooden inlay work set inside the plastic binding. Plain binding on the back. The pickguard is missing the screw and nut for the bracket mount. The finish on the top has been scuffed at the edge of the pickguard as well as a spot under the pickguard w it has rested against the face. Inside, the lining against the back looks to be solid as is the neck block. The back of the guitar has minor scuffs and scratches as befits a guitar of this vintage, ... read more