Joseph Nettuno Grand Concert Guitar, circa 1920
This guitar was made by one of the most distinguished Italian American luthiers who built guitars in New York City during the early part of the 20th century. Nettuno guitars are quite rare and rank among the best sounding guitars of the breed commonly referred to as “Galiano” guitars. Original paper label inside reads: “Joseph Nettuno, manufacturer of guitars and mandolins, New York City”. This example definitely shows its age, but has been expertly restored to excellent playing condition. The top is red spruce, sides and back are mahogany. Scale length is 26”, body is 14 3/4” across the lower bout and nut width is 1 3/4”. There is a very old, but stable side repair, several cleated top cracks and a repaired heel. Fresh neck reset, new rosewood fingerboard and frets. Original Waverly stamped tuning machines.
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