1938 SUPERTONE MAHOGANY ARCHTOP GUITAR

This solid mahogany acoustic archtop sold under the Supertone banner for the Sears and Roebuck Co. I originally believed this guitar was made by Harmony, which was owned at the time by Sears and Roebuck Co., but after locating the date stamp I now have doubts. The stamping is not consistent with Harmony stamping I have ever seen nor Kay stamping as well so for now the maker is unknown.

The neck reset in the past,repaired cracks on the front,and the scalloped fretboard are a visual testament to how much this guitar was played and appreciated. Mahogany is an excellent tonewood and only gets better with age and this old archtop sounds great! Clear and bright as well as warm and woody and playable up and down the neck this guitar is hard to put down. Check out the binding and faded headstock logo for cool.

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