This vintage Marvel Model B is in Good condition. The frets are in great shape and still have some shine to them, minimal flattening, 9/10 fret condition. The bass side of the fretboard near the body joint is scraped up and missing some material, but these issues do not affect playability. Side dot inlays are missing from neck. Neck joint is healthy. Body shows plenty of checking consistent with the guitars age (estimated to be built in the late 40's - 50s). Tuning machines work, but are a little loose. Bridge and tailpiece are in good working order.
This vintage archtop is dripping with character! Estimated to be from the 40s-50's, this Marvel has a thick, noticeably V-shaped neck that feels and plays amazing! Good action and great tone, this guitar is surprisingly spry for its age! Hardware appears to be original, the neck joint pickguard bracket has been replaced with a small wood block. This guitar belonged to a professional luthier in the Harrisburg, PA area for many years who took excellent care of the instrument. Please feel free reach out to us with any questions, this a cool piece with tons of history!
The instrument shown in the photos is of the actual instrument offered for sale! We'll double-inspect and play-test, professionally pack with care, and ship this instrument within 1 business day, and most cases, the same day if the order is placed by 3pm EST.