C.F. Martin & Co 21/2 style 30 left-handed conversion acoustic guitar, made in USA, circa 1890, branded C.F. Martin & Co, New York to the inner back, neck block and headstock reverse; Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood; Top: natural spruce; Fretboard: ebony, later inset half moon pearl markers; Frets: good, refret; Hardware: generally good, cracking and restoration to tuner buttons; Case: original ebonised coffin hard case; Weight: 1.19kg; Overall condition: very good

*Originally a right-handed instrument, this guitar has been converted to left-handed by simply changing the nut and saddle, a modification that can be simply changed back. The guitar was sold to the vendor with reference to previous ownership by John Pierce, but not proven

Estimate: £3,000 – £5,000 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)