1890’s Tilton. This guitar may be little, but boy are we BIG fans of it! Ok, a sales pitch like that is even beneath a used car salesman trying to hawk a mid 90's Chevy Tracker with a Tasmanian Devil spare tire cover. This guitar deserves better than a high mileage compact SUV with an interior that has the smells of Marlboro Reds and aerosol new car smell fighting it out. Speaking of smells, this guitar has that rich aroma that only age and Brazilian rosewood, which conveniently the back and sides are made of, can provide and that in itself is pretty deluxe. The body, which has an 11 1/2" lower bout, has a well-worn spruce top that has a spline installed between the B and high E strings. The Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard has a 24 7/16" scale length, and the mahogany neck has a shallow v shaped profile. The ivoroid tailpiece is intact. Sadly the original Tilton's improvement badge is missing from the soundhole, but we have instaled a reproduction made from laser engraved maple. No less, this is a charming chapter of the history of the guitar, and while it probably costs as much as the aforementioned mid 90's Chevy Tracker, will be way more practical and useful.