Arthur Robb - Luthier
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Musical Instruments for Sale

These instruments are available now!
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If you would like to play any of these instruments please contact me for an appointment.

A PANORMO GUITAR
restored by
ARTHUR ROBB IN 2013

I find the year on the label of this guitar impossible to read, but guess it was made in about 1829.

The soundboard has been repaired and reinforced from below. The back and sides appear to be Brazilian rosewood, the neck mahogany and the tuning machines are by Rance. The fingerboard is Indian rosewood and the frets are in excellent condition.

The guitar is at least 180 years old and it still plays easily with a wonderful tone.

Full details and photos of the restoration.

Comes with a good quality hard case case.

4000 UK Pounds

A 10 COURSE LUTE
by
ARTHUR ROBB

Made in 2005 with a string length of 600mm, this ten course lute is ready for a new owner.

Materials; the soundboard is Swiss pine (picea abies) and the body, neck and pegbox are English cherry. The pegs are English plum, the bridge English pear and the fingerboard Indian rosewood. It is currently strung with Kurschner strings and is tuned to g'.

Comes with a brand new blue Kingham (Made to Measure) Case.

2500 UK Pounds

MAPLE BLOSSOM 5 STRING BANJO
made by
THE DEERING BANJO COMPANY

The Deering Banjo Company makes some of the finest banjos in the USA.
The Maple Blossom ™ is one of their Professional Series™.

The Maple Blossom on the Deering website.

This is a beautiful and powerful bluegrass banjo. Weighing 5.38KG (nearly 12 pounds), it has excellent projection but will also respond to a more subtle approach. The neck is made of the same maple as that used in violins. It has a new Remo head and an unusual but effective curved wooden bridge. It is fitted with a Scruggs tuner on the bass string and a working electric pick up attached to the rim rod below the head, with a volume control and jack socket on the outside of the rim.

1500 UK Pounds, includes a hard case

ENGLISH GUITTAR
Late 18th Century

OF THE TYPE SOLD BY LONGMAN & BRODERIP OF LONDON

Restored in my workshop over the last year, this English guittar is now offered for sale.
English guittars were popular on both sided of the Atlantic during the second half of the 18th century.
Full documentation and photographs of the restoration are at: English guittar Restorations


1895 UK Pounds

Payment must be in UK Pounds

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