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SoundAntiques are dedicated to the many unusual instruments we come across, which do not fall into any category on our main websites ( all linked above): SoundAntiques is part of a traditional violin and guitar shop located in Guildford, Surrey, UK. Established in 1972. We are makers, dealers and collectors of fine instruments, and offer many specialized and unique services.

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Instruments for Sale

I stock some rare and unusual instruments, and also have some Roman and Neopolitan mandolins, and guitars, in stock for sale: some new, some pre-owned older master examples and some rare antique guitars too- enquire please. I also look to buy outright fine master guitars and high quality mandolins: contact me with what you have for sale please.

Luigi Embergher, Orchestral Model 2, 1926
A good and very useable Model 2, fully restored, with 28 Narrow rosewood ribs, smooth, with light wood fine fillet spacers, plus the 2 wood closing ribs. Forward capping strips in a lighter coloured wood. Mahogany neck and headstock, with oval brand in back of headstock. Faceplate has MOP inlays, and original tuners with ebony buttons. Replacement ebony fingerboard, with positions markers as per original, nickel silver bar frets, board extending over sound hole. New bone nut, and bridge capping. Original scratchplate of 'natural material', with the original MOP sound hole decoration. Replacement handmade string holder in brass, of hinged design. Fitted with Lenzner Bronze Consort strings.

Condition Details:
Neck and headstock no repairs, in good condition. Action perfect. New ebony fingerboard and frets, with no wear. New Strings, back restored, with internal thin pine straps across to secure joins, all. Cracks repaired. Overall body in very good condition. Table with no cracks, refinished, but retaining full thickness. New hinged brass string holder fitted. Original Tuners are really good, little signs of wear, all working well, buttons original.

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Price: 2,350, Case now included, but new case can be supplied at cost.

All payments must be in UK sterling, and via electronic transfer only. Currency conversion costs to be paid at source. Price is for 'Instrument only', unless otherwise indicated,
VAT: No VAT is payable.
The instrument in some instances can be sent out for approval, for a 48 -hour period after receipt. However, all freight charges, inwards and outwards, must be borne by the client, import duties may be levied in some countries also to be paid by the client, and for the USA we will complete and provide the 'Lacey Declaration' at no extra charge, in addition to any CITES permit needed which will be charged for. Risk must be borne by client, and proof of some sort of insurance must be in place. Payment must be in full in advance, and evidence provided of full insurance cover for the journey. For some of these additional services, a charge will be made. Funds will be refunded in full, provided the guitar arrives back in the shop in the same condition as when it left. If these conditions are not met, then the instrument will be considered 'Sold'. In the event of a guitar being exported which will need a CITES permit, as these permits only work 'one way' the customer will have to agree in advance in writing to apply for a return CITES from their own country, all of which may take some time and this will be obtained at the clients' own expense. No refund will be made until the guitar is returned and imported into the UK with full legal compliance with CITES and the risk of loss, damage, seizure etc will be borne entirely by the customer until safe delivery is completed. Any import duty or VAT levied to re-import the guitar into the UK will be deducted from the refund amount to the client. To avoid all this, the best and simplest way to conduct these transactions is to visit the UK in person and try the instrument in my own premises, free of all these requirements: I am happy to arrange transport and accommodation during your stay to facilitate your visit in person.

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