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    Picked up an 1893 Bay State guitar Parlor guitar yesterday. Spruce top with maple b/s faux painted to look like Brazillion Rosewood. Has extra light DiAddarios steel strings on.

    Playing it last night, I could feel the players of yesteryear coming out. I played riffs and lead-in's I never played before. Definitely the ghosts from 126 years of being played. Was surreal but not unexpected.

    Incredible condition and sound. Just a bit larger than a baritone. Looks like it'll take a 3/4 size guitar case.
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    They look steal strings. Is steal string available in 1893? Congrats on great guitar!
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    Hi Z, No it was gut strung before. Steel didn't come out until the 20's. Extra light steel work fine for a classical guitar. I'm using D'Addario 10-47 steel on now and will go to John Pearce Xlight next. Thanks, we did a gig today with a bluegrass group I play with and it blew a couple of '70's Martin Dreadnaughts out of the water. It weighs two pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    Hi Z, No it was gut strung before. Steel didn't come out until the 20's. Extra light steel work fine for a classical guitar. I'm using D'Addario 10-47 steel on now and will go to John Pearce Xlight next. Thanks, we did a gig today with a bluegrass group I play with and it blew a couple of '70's Martin Dreadnaughts out of the water. It weighs two pounds.
    Patrick I don't know how I missed your NGD but glad I found it. Congratulations that guitar is too cool for school, such an awesome little vintage beauty. It's a Martin killer to boot........love it.
    Ukuleles.............yes please !!!!

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