19th century English guitar, labelled J.C. Menke, Maker, 39 ...



£1,500 - £2,500


19th century English guitar, labelled J.C. Menke, Maker, 39 Great East Street, Brighton Sussex, August 19th 1830; Back and sides: maple, scratching and other marks as expected for age; Top: fine grain spruce with patera inlay to lower bout and vine carved bridge decoration; Neck: ebonised, minor wear; Fretboard: ebony; Frets: mild wear; Hardware: engraved brass tuners stamped 'Rance' with shaped buttons; Case: leather outer case branded 'L.T'; Nut width: 45mm; Scale length: 645mm; Overall condition: good for age

*Ivory exemption reference 7VCFGELN

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Auction Date: 5th Dec 2023 at 10am

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