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Starting the new year on the right note with a 1929 guitar

Posted On: 07 Jan 2022 by Keith Butler

This rare Clifford Essex Guitar is lot 1008 in our antique and vintage collectables auction this Saturday 8th January


Created by master luthier Marco Roccia of the Clifford Essex company, this guitar is number 118 and is believed to have been hand made by Marco in 1929. Beautiful just to look at, it’s in extraordinary condition for a ninety-two year old. Even more remarkable is the fact that the instrument still functions superbly - the neck is free of bows and distortion, and the string action is lower than that of many contemporary guitars, making it an absolute pleasure to play.    

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