H1415 - Patrician|
Acoustic archtop - Top with a contrasting central panel
Production year(s) : 1940-1954 (other years possible, not verified)
Spruce top with mahogany central panel. Early models (-1950) have a fretboard with contrasting woods. Late models have a fancier headtsock with vine motif.
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|Top wood||Spruce and mahogany|
|All solid woods|
9 comments | Add your comment !
- in2bluzzzz - 2005-12-21
I just bought this model from Ebay, but I thought it was an older model, because of the rosewood tailpiece. The number on the inside reads 1412H1415, can't find a date number. The headstock is laminated pickguard material but with straight lines in the middle (like a cross), not the vines (or whatever that is..) Block inlay on fingerboard. I was told the tailpiece, bridge, and fingerboard were brazilian rosewood (by a trusted luthier) but can't verify. I would love to date this guitar. I have some good pics to show.
- - 2005-12-22
The wooden tailpiece usually indicates a war-period guitar (industry was missing metal at his time), so a 1944 model.
I would love to add pictures if you send them...
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- Ozarkana Jon - 2007-03-02
I have one of these and it is an excellent sounding and playing guitar. Mine is a 1947 model but it has Kluson tuners on it instead of the normal stock models. I have heard that these models were actually made by Gibson...any truth to that?
- Crash - 2009-05-27
I save my 1260 from the garbage heap (free)had a bad reglue job on the bridge. I had it done right at my local music store whose repairman is more than competant. At51yrs old I decided to learn guitar and this instument keeps me practicing every day . (54 yrs old now ) It's nice to see I don't have to buy a better guitar
- Mr. Lucky - 2010-11-19
I was just given a Patrician that is the same model as the one shown above. It's missing the pick guard and pick guard hardware, but otherwise all there. I put new strings on it and shined it up a little. The action is a little high, but all in all, way COOL!
- MadeUS - 2011-10-02
Yeah, I have this guitar and finally know what it is thanks to the serial number and this site and photos. I also have the original old pressboard case and electric pick-up. She's a beauty.
- JvFN5OhLgqu - 2015-12-22
Weeeee, what a quick and easy sotuilon.
- Talafur - 2016-06-20
I got mine circa 1947 from an elderly gentlemen in Toronto.
Problem #1: One of the darker wood pieces on the center was higher than the other.
Problem #2: Neck was too thick for me.
However the sound was much better than my much more expensive jazz guitars. After feedback from a very well-known jazz guitarist friend, took it all apart. Found out the structural design problem (e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, will send you pictures) sanded down the neck and fixed it for good. Took lots of time, accomplisment is sweet.
- Vic Johanson - 2018-03-24
I have a 1939 H1415 that's badged Marvel Deluxe. It appears to be stamped F-39, but the leading character is mostly off the edge of the brace and I can't be sure. The 39 is legible, however. Serial # is 3178H1415. Neck is detached and the heel is broken in half, but it's not mangled up or anything and is eminently repairable. I have a matching H1414, also from 1939. That one is badged "Sonata Classic," and is stamped S-39 and 2712H1414. Pickguard is missing, but otherwise appears to be all original. In decent shape; just some dings. As would be expected, it needs a neck reset. One day I'll fix them up and have a pair if inverse twins!