Jumbo Harlow Koa: This is a peerless professional level - heirloom quality instrument in virtually new condition.
This is Frank's best Koa Harlow.
Rosewood peghead overlay. Tortoise binding. Handcut-inlaid solid abalone shell around peghead, neck, and top of guitar. Abalone diamond fretmarkers. Planet Waves gloss black self trimming tuners. Standard coverplate, screens and tailpiece. (optional Gloss black powdercoated coverplate included-this guitar looks really good with the black coverplate on). 60 year old air dried Walnut neck from Frank's family property. Full Poplar soundwell from wood dating back to 1825. New Maple bridges 100+ years old from a piano. #14 Spider, New quarterman cone, with Frank's peerless set up giving this guitar unique tone and playability.read more »
There's a Koa Harlow with an opening bid of $1500 with a reserve. There's a 2009 Koa National Estralita with an opening bid of $100 and NO reserve. The RQ Jones is back up with an opening bid of $1100. I'll be real interested to see what the Estralita goes for.
http://tinyurl.com/22phkvm for the Harlow.
http://tinyurl.com/27scxzk for the Estralita
http://tinyurl.com/23ps9g4 for the Jones
I never thought I would have to do this, but medical expenses force the sale of my beloved Harlow koa dobro.
Custom built by Frank Harlow, in June 2003, it is made from highly figured, solid koa, b/w/b/abalone/b/w/b purfling on top back and headboard, tortoise bound walnut neck with b/w/b purfling and ebony fretboard inlaid with Celtic knot, fossilized walrus ivory nut, genuine Quarterman cone, #14 spider with maple inserts made from piano soundboard, 3 ply hand laminated poplar soundwell made from 100 year old barn beam, beautiful custom abalone inlay on ebony headboard.
This dobro is in MINT condition. It has a beautiful tone and all the Harlow horsepower. It has been babied since delivery; played mostly at church. It comes with a hardshell case.
This is a $5000 dobro, but I am asking $4200. Shipping extra (actual charge). Paypal accepted.