1930s Metro Concerto has been completely restored, refurbished, and essentially rebuilt. It's currently in excellent condition and perfect playing order.
All the work was done by a local guitar lover and luthier who does the work out of his house, merely for the joy of restoring old, dilapidated, archtop acoustic guitars. The guitar is setup beautifully, it plays great and feels amazing. When he got it, it was in complete disarray. The neck had basically collapsed into the top of the guitar. He removed the neck, completely repaired and restored the top, glued and cleated any and all cracked. Fully refinished the guitar in a high gloss lacquer. The guitar at one point had a poorly done refret, the guy we got it from refretted the neck and even graphed new wood into the fretboard where some small chucks came out from the previous botched fret job. He also had to graph in to wood on the headstock around the holes for the tuning keys.The trapeze tailpiece piece is a newer replacement, has an aftermarket repro black pickguard and braket installed, and it has a set of Grover Sta-Tite tuning keys installed, otherwise it appears all stock.
Constructed from a solid spruce top, laminate flamed maple back, laminate maple sides, set flamed maple neck with a medium C profile, Brazilian rosewood fretboard with Mother of Pearl split block inlays and 20 frets.
Has a 1 11/16" nut width, 25 1/2" scale length, and weighs 4 pounds 10 ounces.