Bay State small bodied guitar, circa 1900, stamped Bay State to the back of the head and numbered 225, H, 9633 to the top of the head, the open peg box with engraved nickel tuning plates and bone buttons, eighteen fret rosewood fingerboard, rosewood back and sides and fine spruce top with boxwood and ebony inlay to the edges and sound hole, case

Bearing a retailer’s label to the inner back inscribed Methven, Simpson & Coy, 83, Princes Street, Edinburgh

Overall length 37″, 94cm; string length 24 5/8″, 62.5cm

Estimate £500 – 800 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)