Exc(-) condition • 1 3/4″ width at nut
2 1/4″ pin spacing • 25.4″ scale length
SN: L 099
Very nice Adirondack Spruce top. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. The top, back and sides are all bound with Ivoroid and top-grade Abalone purflings. There is an incredible amount of detailed work done on the Abalone purflings on this guitar. There is also Abalone around the neck on the body, along the heel, and on the soundhole rosette. Center seam inlay in the back. Mahogany neck with radiused Ebony fretboard. Abalone “Snowflake” inlays. Slotted peghead with gold Waverly tuners and Ivoroid buttons. Elaborate Abalone inlay on peghead overlay. Nut and intonated saddle appear to be ivory. Bone or ivory bridge pins, bone end pin.
This is a beautiful guitar with all the amenities. Wonderful tone with lots of richness and depth. You may not have heard of Steve Helgeson, but we get lots of very high end new and vintage instruments through here, and this guitar is great compared to many of them.
There are just some little touches on the guitar here and there and only slightest wear on the frets. The top, back and sides all have one or two dings. There is one long cleanly repaired crack in the Rosewood back. This repair is approximately 5-6 inches long and follows the grain.
Comes with original TKL hardshell case.