Located in Portland



A late 1800s George Washburn New Model Parlor Guitar in Natural finish.

This historical guitar was given a new lease on life by our friend James at Portland Guitar Repair and is now in solid structural condition.  It's impossible to imagine the life this little parlor guitar must have had over the 150 or so years of its life.  Life in the 1880s and 1890s was the background to this guitar's youth and somehow it was nurtured and cared for until it arrived in our shop, still intact and mostly original but needing some structural TLC which we were happy to provide.  Now its ready to make music in the hands of a new owner, someone who will appreciate the history and remarkable rejuvenation of this lovely little guitar.  Are you that person?  If you're interested in purchasing, please feel free to call us for more information and a complete in-hand description.  


Lyon & Healy was founded in 1864 as a partnership between businessmen George W. Lyon and Patrick Healy.  Around 1888 the company began producing fretted stringed instruments under the "George Washburn" brand, which was Lyon's first and middle name. 


Brass 3-on-a-Plate Tuners

1 15/16" Ebony Nut (Possibly Replaced)

V-Shaped Mahogany Neck with 24 1/4" Scale Length

Neck Depth .78" from Nut to Heel

18 Medium Frets (Newly Re-fretted)

Ebony Fingerboard with Flat Radius

Ebony Pyramid Bridge with New Bone Saddle

Spruce Top with Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides

Period Coffin Style Wooden Case

Weight 2 lbs 10 oz

Serial Number 2462

2 lbs 10 oz


Year : Late 1800s
Model : New Model Parlor Guitar
Finish : Satin Natural
Case : Coffin Style Wooden Case
Weight : 2 lbs 10 oz
Condition : Very Good
Modifications : Professional Refret; Other Structural Repairs