1840s Schatz

1840s Schatz

Henry Schatz was an early partner of CF Martin in New York, and later set out on his own, eventually moving to Boston in the 1840s. This is a lovely example with original finish and bridge (which has two small holes in the tips of its pyramids), original ebony nut and ivory saddle. It is about the equivalent of a size-3 Martin, small by today’s standards but quite popular as a parlor guitar in its day. Its beautiful, original label is inside, stating HENTRY ANT. SCHATZ BOSTON / Manufacturer of Guitars, Viloins, Etc. / Guitars, Violins, Bows Neatly Repaired. with a small additional label over the lower edge saying Sold by Stephen W. Marsh / Pianoforte Maker and Music Dealer / 371 Washington Street Boston. There is also a later, ink-stamped oval inside saying Repaired by David Santo.  It is straight-braced, with a few internal reinforcements for top cracks that were repaired long ago. The neck is three-piece with separate heel and peghead, typical for German guitar makers of the 19th century, and perfectly straight; the frets are original. The tuners are modern; the action, with nylon strings, equivalent of the original gut, is a bit high though quite pleasant to play, with beautiful, rich tones. This is a gorgeous Brazilian rosewood guitar now almost 200 years old, with its original hand-formed wood case with patterned flannel lining. Offered as is at the very attractive price of $3995

w/ohsc

$3995.00
QTY:

Free Shipping for All Domestic Orders Over $100