Guitar by Georg Stauffer, Vienna circa 1820, no. 480, Luigi Legnani model, the typical ebony scroll head with engine turned brass back plate, the ebony heel adjustable neck and ebony fingerboard with twenty-two brass frets, the one piece maple back with similar wood to the sides, the table of fine grain spruce widening to the flanks with multi-string boxwood inlay to the edges and sound hole

Inscribed Nach dem Modell Luigi Legnani, Johann Georg Staufer, Anno 18– in Wien, no. 480 on a label to the inner back, also bearing a red wax seal

Overall length 36 1/2″, 92.7cm; string length 24″, 60.9cm

Estimate £8,000 – 12,000 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)

Unsold (14th Sept 2017)