This is a 1920's A. Galliano 000 that has gone through a thorough restoration even if it does have its share of scratches and dings and repaired cracks. Restoration includes a neck set, new rosewood fingerboard, new frets, a new bridge, Golden Age Restoration tuners and crack repair. Repairs alone would amount to more than we are selling this instrument for, but it was a labor of love and it is great to see it brought back to life! There are many variations of these Gallianos, some not of the highest order, but we believe this one may have been from one of the better New York City shops; the headstock is stamped V.D. Padea Factory, 220 2nd Ave, NY. At any rate it has been thoroughly restored--structurally it is excellent if cosmetically rather worn. The neck has a 1-3/4" nut width and at the saddle it is a somewhat wide 2-3/8" E to E measurement. It has a long scale length, at 26". The neck profile feels a bit chunky which would have been common at the time, yet it is nicely playable and we feel this neck contributes to its rich sound. Comes with a hardshell case which is not a perfect fit due to the unusual size of this guitar.
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