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Merrill Metal Back Guitar



Merrill metal back guitar

1896 patent



  • A very old unique guitar but in very good condition for its age.

  • This guitar has an aluminum body with a spruce top.

  • The back of guitar has wonderful engraving and 3 initials.

  • It looks like the bridge has been worked on.

  • There is one very slight crack from the bridge down about 1/12".

  • There are no cracks in the neck.

  • There is no wear on finger board or frets and no dents in the body.

  • Action is about 1/4 " at the 12th fret. very nice purfuling around sound hole and edge of guitar.

  • Soft cardboard case.

  • Overall length 37 3/4

  • scale length 24 7/8

  • Body length 19"

  • Upper bout 9 "

  • Lower bout 13 "

  • Finger board at the nut 1 7/8" at the 12th fret 2 3/4"


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Tom Camp