This magnificent French-style romantic guitar, built in the tradition of René Lacote guitars, is a small wonder. Probably built in the 1860s, it has one of the most beautiful labels we have ever seen. It is the etiquette of C. Boullangier, a London dealer and luthier. French guitars were extremely popular at the time and their trade was established worldwide. Boullangier moved to Dean Street in 1862 and took over the business of the two Roudhloff brothers. The latter had a great influence on Boulangier in terms of guitar making, which complemented his already well-respected skills as a violin and cello maker. This guitar is probably from his own hand and is an absolute gem.
The state of preservation of this guitar is simply outstanding. There are no cracks to declare, which is almost unprecedented! This rarity is sold with its original luxurious tuning machines as well as its original wooden case. The latter has traveled a lot and one can see very old postal labels glued on the outer side. In perfect condition and extremely well restored, this superb instrument will charm any collector or enthusiastic guitarist.
|Construction year:||ca 1860|
|Body and sides:||Ahorn|
|Air resonance frequency:||D|