Columbian Freshman C. 1938

895,00

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Columbian Freshman C. 1938

895,00

Here we have a rare Harmony made Columbian Freshman from circa 1938/9. This model was made for the UK market, probably imported by Selmer.

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Bel 06 81 87 63 70 of stuur Erwin een e-mail.

About the Columbian Freshman C. 1938

Columbian guitars are pretty rare. You don’t see them that often, but last year we’ve had another example in our collection, the Columbian Prefect. The Prefect looks quite similar, but the Freshman is a more high-end archtop guitar.

This 16” inch pre-war archtop features a solid spruce top and laminated maple back and sides. The original sunburst finish shows a nice patina and the segmented f-holes looks stunning!

The non adjustable truss rod neck is made out of maple and the fretboard looks like dyed (ebonized) maple with mother-of-pearl block inlays. The original pickguard has been replaced with a very nice L-5 style bound pickguard and Gibson-style bracket.

The guitar is currently set-up with Grover replica tuners, but the original Grover G-104M polished brass tuners are still there.

This vintage jazz guitar comes with the original (beaten) case.

Specifications

Brand

Columbian

Model

Freshman

Type

Archtop

Condition

Good

Year

1938

Origin

USA

Top

Spruce

Back and sides

Laminated maple

Finish

Sunburst

Neck

Maple

Fretboard

Dyed Maple

Bridge

Ebony

Tuners

Grover

Case

OHSC

Are you interested in this guitar? You’re welcome to check the guitar out at our studio in Etten-Leur.

Contact us to make an appointment via info@theguitarcompany.nl or 06 81 87 63 70