Friday, September 23, 2011

Milwaukee Ukulele Festival

I'll be heading to the Milwaukee Ukulele Festival this weekend with a new uke and some guitars. If you're in the area, come down and say hi. There will be a lot of great players there and it promises to be a good time.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cleaning the Shop Sale.

I've been cleaning out my shop and clearing space for new guitars and equipment. I've pulled out some things to sell. If you're interested in anything, would like to see more pictures, or have any questions, please email me, todd at fraulini dot com.

Angelina 12 String- I made this guitar earlier this year to bring to summerfestivals. The top is Sitka Spruce, the back and sides are paduk. The neck is mahogany and the fingerboard and bridge are Madagascar rosewood. The pickguard is inlaid into the top. French polished varnish finish, Golden Age tuning machines. The lower bout measures 14 5/8" with a 26 1/2" scale. It is 2" at the nut and the action is currently set to 1/8" on the bass and 3/32" on the treble. It is lightly built and was intended for lighter gauge strings (.011"-.060"), tuned to C#. With my standard set (.013"-.066"), I'd tune it to A. It has a great sound. SOLD

Erma buit by my apprentice- My apprentice, Cyrus Brown-LaGrange, built this guitar in 2010. It is a copy of an Oscar Schmidt made Galiano. It has a red spruce top, birch back and sides, poplar neck, Madagascar fingerboard and bridge, Golden Age tuning machines, varnish finish. It is 13 1/2" at the lower bout, 1 3/4" at the nut. The action is 3/32" on the bass and 1/16" on the treble. It's a well made, great sounding little guitar. SOLD

30's Stella Decalomania Concert guitar- All birch with a tailpiece, 13 1/2" at the lower bout with a 24 7/8" scale. It is 1 3/4" at the nut. The action is 1/8" across the board. It is a sturdily made guitar, fairly clean.

1930's Slingerland Guitar- Made by Regal. Spruce top, mahogany back and sides. X braced, repaired top crack, replacement bridge, new frets. 24 7/8" scale. Great sounding guitar. The case was painted up by the original owner "Texas" Eddie Gabe of the Red River Ramblers. $700

0's Bluebird Guitar- Most likely made by Harmony. All birch with a crystaline finish. Very clean and all original. 2 repaired back cracks. It is 12 5/8" at the lower bout with a 24" scale. The action is 5/32" across the board.

1920's Slingerland Decal Guitar- Most likely made by Regal or Stromberg Voisinette. Spruce top, birch back and sides. Painted fingerboard, replacement ebony bridge. 13" at the lower bout, 24" scale, 1 13/16" at the nut. Action is 3/32" on the bass and 1 /16" on the treble. New Golden Age tuning machines. 3 repaired top and 2 repaired back cracks. Plays well, sounds good.

1940's Harmony mandolin- All birch flat top and back with f-holes. Two repaired top cracks. Clean shape, all original. Action is 1/16" across the board. It is sound, plays well and sounds good.