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Bob_P

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Hi
I am having this 13 string guitar restored and there are 2 signatures on the inside of the top
If you zoom in on picture you can see the signatures in pencil
I am wondering if anyone out there could help me with indentifying the makers
The guitar is dated 1942
Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

Bob

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Dear Bob:
             Could you post a better close up of the signature? Did you removed the ugly bridgeplate?

It's a Russian harp guitar (7 strings on the neck tuned DGBdgbd') It have been heavily modified with lots of pearl, BUT I thing it's a German made instrument, maybe Goldklang or Zimmermann
BenoƮt
Bob_P

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Thanks for the info
I am posting the same photo with a higher resolution but it is the best photo I could get

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Bob_P

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Hi Again
Yes the bridge plate was probably added to keep the top from caving in which was probably due to one of the top braces twisting (according to the Luthier)
The signatures are dated 1942 do you think the guitar may be older?
Bob
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