1882 August Gemunder 7/8 flatback


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This magnificent 1882 August Gemunder 7/8 flatback model is equipped with a Stenholm fingered C extension and ably served for many years in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In a fine state of preservation, the original varnish is largely intact, there are few repaired cracks, and little wear shows  to claim the many years of professional orchestral service. Medium to fine grain width spruce top, Lovely flame and birdseye figured maple back and sides, Medium width flame figured maple neck, Stenholm fingered C extension, Original single unit brass tuning machines, Ebony nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece, Well designed and made ebonized tailpiece saddle extension, Boyd Poulson steel rod endpin, Healthy maple bridge with added adjusters, Lightly applied orange-amber oil varnish over a golden ground, Strung with Pirastro Flat-Chrome  strings. DIMENSIONS are: Top length 44 7/8″ (114 cm), Upper bout width 20 1/8″ (51 cm), Middle bout width 14 1/4″ (36.2 cm), Lower bout width 26 7/8″ (68.3 cm), Depth at tail 9″ (22.9 cm), Depth at upper bout corner 8 3/4″ (22.2 cm), Depth at neck 6 5/8″ (16.8 cm), String length 43 1/8″ (109.5 cm).  A beautifully presented professional orchestral instrument kept in fine condition for over 135 years. With cover. August Gemunder and Co. was a very successful New York concern that specialized in fine professional level copies and proprietary models durning the late 19th century and early 20th century. Of particular note are their beautiful varnish finishes.

Price: $40,000