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Columbian Freshman C. 1938


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A rare Harmony made Columbian Freshman from circa 1938/9. This guitar was produced in America, but imported by Selmer in England.

You don't see Columbian guitars every day. Coincidentally, we had another specimen in our collection last year, the Columbian Prefect. Compared to the Prefect, the Freshman is a more high-end archtop guitar.

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

The non-adjustable neck is made of maple and the fingerboard resembles dyed (ebonized) maple with mother-of-pearl block inlays. The original pickguard has been replaced with a very nice L-5 style bonded pickguard and Gibson style bracket.

The Columbian is currently fitted with Grover replica tuners, but the original Grover G-104M polished brass tuners are present.

Deze vintage jazz gitaar wordt geleverd met de originele (versleten) koffer.

Are you interested in this item? You’re welcome to check the instrument out at our store in Rijsbergen. Contact us to make an appointment via or +31 (0)76 230 50 69