Benary Tilton-Style Parlour c1890


Product Code: GF4832

$ 3,000.00
$ 3,000.00

A late-19th century parlour in the style of one of the era's celebrated designers, William B. Tilton. His patented developments on the guitar involved a wooden bar that ran down the inside of the guitar, intended to take stress away from the top, and a metal disc suspended and visible in the soundhole. It's hard to say if these were genuine improvements to the existing design, but regardless, this example has a very interesting, resonator-like tone, and a rare, unique look. This back of this example was reglued in the CVG repair shop and it has a replaced tailpiece. 


  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Finish: Natural/Varnish
  • Tuners: Original with bone buttons
  • Case: Non-original hard case

Returns Policy

All products have a 48 hour approval period. You must notify us immediately after the 48 hour has expired and the item must be returned to Carter Vintage Guitars within 7 days after notifying the store. Carter Vintage Guitars is not responsible for any return shipping costs. Items returned outside of the approval period window will be subject to a restocking fee (up to 15%). Items must be returned in the same condition as they left the store. New items must be returned with any and all factory packaging that was included with the product.

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Carter Vintage Guitars can ship almost anywhere! Currently online orders can only be placed within the Continental United States. Please reach out to us for any questions in regard to international shipments.

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