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Parlor guitar

This instrument is what we Portuguese call a "Senhorinha", a Parlor guitar, made by Manoel Pereira dos Santos. The label is not dated, but he opened his shop in 1885, and the current owner says her grandmother left a handwritten songbook dated 1924 along with the guitar. This lets us suppose the instrument was probably made at the beginning of the 20th century. It came to me in a very sad condition, and it was my pleasure and privilege to repair it, having just finished the job (October 2009). A lovely, lovely instrument!
To see the whole repair, please click on the link below: http://www.acousticguitarcommunity.com/group/guitarmakers/forum/topics/restoring-an-old-instrument

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Comment by susi Lawson on August 4, 2010 at 8:18pm
what a beauty! you are an amazing craftsman/atist
Comment by Herminio Tavares on June 10, 2010 at 6:06pm
Hi Luis, this is a great "specimen"... I have a senhorinha made by Domingos Machado - Braga, Pt. which is a copy of a very similar one.
if you want you may check it in this link:
http://web.me.com/herminio.tavares/Herminio_Tavares_Guitarras/Acústicas/Entries/2009/8/22_Domingos_Machado_-_%22Guitarra_Romantica%22.html
Comment by Vincent on May 13, 2010 at 6:54am
I love parlor guitars, and this one is really similar to mine....great little instrument...
Comment by Ed Rhoades on April 4, 2010 at 2:26pm
Thanks for the kind words about our video. Kim and I have been married for 25 years this past February. I have been singing and playing for years before we met. She began singing four years ago and playing bass two years before that. I enjoy her voice beyond description and I'm in awe of her talent.

Your instruments are beautiful.

best,
Ed Rhoades
www.edrhoades.com
Comment by Jim Scanlan on October 28, 2009 at 3:32pm
Luis,
What a beautiful instrument...I would like to have seen some "before" & "after" picutres. I looks as though it is strung with D'Addario strings, judging from the colors on the ball ends...if so, they are the brand I use most.
What a treasure to own an instrument as old as this one.
Warm personal regards,
Jim Scanlan

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