Arthur Robb
Luthier
art@art-robb.co.uk
0044 (0)1666-822945
07984-892570

1837 LOUIS PANORMO

NUMBER 3120

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The guitar as it arrived from London in April 2022.
It is to be completely repaired and restored to playing condition for a member of the owner's family. The back and sides are beautiful figured maple and the guitar is wonderful condition.

1837 Panormo

Despite the unorthodox bridge pins, the guitar was playable when it arrived in the workshop. One pearl and ebony dot is missing and will be replaced.

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The label.

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The tuning machines have several bent handles. These will be left as they are as the tuning machines work and trying to straighten them might break the irreplaceable handles.

1837 Panormo

However, the machines came off the guitar easily and cleaned up nicely. With a little lubrication, they all work very well.

The main repairs to the instrument will be through the sound hole. There are bars and other pieces that are loose and they will have to be re-glued. It will be difficult to reach some of these places. I would like to try to avoid removing the back to do the work.

This is a slightly smaller guitar than the other two 1837 Panormos which have been in the workshop. Unlike the other two, it does not have fan bars under the soundboard but instead has three transverse bars. The bar closest to the bridge runs at a slight angle.

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Dimensions:
String length: 636mm
Overall Length: 920mm
Width of upper bout: 208mm
Width at waist: 160mm
Width at lower bout: 285mm
Height at upper bout: 79mm
Height at lower bout: 85mm
Nut width: 44.5mm
Distance between 12 fret and 1st string; mm
Distance between 12 fret and 6th string; mm
Weight:kg

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