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.
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