I was looking hard for a new New Yorker, but stumbled across this on my travels in the Pacific NW a few weeks ago. It is a 1930's May-Bell by Slingerland. I believe this (based on limited available research) to be a 1937 Style 76. It's in phenomenal shape for an 85-ish-year-old guitar: no cracks (repaired or otherwise), binding is intact and solid, and it has had a neck reset and a re-fret. It's nice and light and projects like a rocket . The bridge and turners aren't original . . .I will more than likely do something about that. And I want to source a pickguard for it. I still may have it checked out by my Luthier, as the tailpiece is slightly off center, but it doesn't affect tuning or playing, so I'm just going to leave it be for now.
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