1945 Cat & Dog Guitar

1945 Cat & Dog Guitar

Once again, from the archives, a most unusual, unique, and fascinating guitar that I’d bet a shiny new dime no one has ever seen one of before. I got it because I had to, just couldn’t pass it up, and you can see why: that cat, and that dog, eyeing each other with backs arched, each just waiting for the other to make a move, beautifully and pictorially inlaid in wood into the pickguard, itself inlaid in wood in the top. The moon and stars above and the ground below (or are they walking on water?) must have some significance too, though I’ve never been able to mine those depths. Sigh……how could anyone resist something like this? And here’s another truly great mystery about it: it has got, scratched into the edge of the top near the fingerboard, “1945”, and not only that, "A. Cavarretta / 1066 (?) 8th Avenue / BK .. hand-etched, right below that fabulous pickguard. Did some Italian-American, Brooklyn GI (sure looks like Bay Ridge to me) bring it home as a souvenir, after having served overseas in WW II? Who could know? It surely has a European look to it, though there's no evidence of a maker’s name, in or on it. And…… that soundhole covering, sorta reminds me of an adjustable air-vent or some such. It’s time for a new home for this wonderful piece and it can be yours, open seams and all (needs a bridge too), as is, for only $1195 w/ssc

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$1195.00
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