Rare 19th century English guitar by Thomas Howell, branded '...

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£2900

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Rare 19th century English guitar by Thomas Howell, branded '(crown)/patent/T.Howell/inventor/Bristol', also bearing two Howell labels to the inner back, one inscribed '1839' in ink; Back and Sides: rosewood, small cleated repair to back; Top: fine grain spruce; Neck: mahogany; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good, glass construction; Case: contemporary acoustic hard case; Overall condition: good

* A rare guitar with interesting internal construction with two longitudinal floating sound bars and frets made of glass. The British Patent number 6964 was taken out by Thomas Howell in 1835

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Auction Date: 9th Mar 2022 at 10am

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