Scope and Content

This Esten model 1290 classical guitar has a hardwood neck - most likely of mahogany - and a back and sides of mahogany. The top is of spruce, and the bridge and fingerboard are of rosewood, the latter being dyed to appear like ebony. The headstock has an ornate carving in a leaves and flower design.

Maker: Eston.

Place of production: Probably Japan.

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars

Administrative / Biographical History

Eston is the house brand of Australian distributer Rose Music

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The back of the fingerboard is split and the strings are broken. (Stored in canvas case.)