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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. We invite you to browse this site, to find out more.


A fine and rare guitar, by Rene Lacote: Made in Paris, circa 1830, in almost original condition, with recent light conservation only, good playing action, and ready to play. This guitar has a refined, warm tone, labelled, with one piece satin wood veneered back and matching solid ribs, with fine grained pine top, with the original transverse barring. Original set of ebony pegs have been left in place, with the headstock imprinted 'Lacote a Paris.' Fitted now with Kurschner gut strings. Sold with original wooden case. Genuine examples in such good condition by Lacote have become very rare, and they can only appreciate in value.

Photos: Lacote


Length overall: 94 cms
Scale length: 63 cms
Width of lower bout: 29.4 cms
Depth of body: 86mm to 83 mm
Width of neck: at nut 43 mm, at join ( 12th fret) 56mm
String spacing at bridge: 63 mm

Price: Enquire please

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