Isana, probably De Luxe Model, seen on the flea market at St. Pauli today.
According to the seller it was built in 1956; tailpiece/damping system is Framus, pickup is Roger brand. She wanted 400 €; I did not buy it (enough archtop guitars for the moment). The neck is quite straight, the strings are very old. The guitar does not not sound good, which might be related to the strange plastic bridge.
The seller wanted 400 €; I did not buy it (enough archtop guitars for the moment).The neck is quite straight. The guitar does not not sound good, which migth be related to the very old strings and mainlyto the strange plastic bridge.
Specialised on old german archtops is Stefan Lobhttps://www.schlaggitarren.de/ , this is his Isana corner: http://www.schlaggitarren.de/home.php?text=hersteller&kenn=13
This is what Reverb says about Isana (Franz Sander):
The Isana Black Pearl that was played by Elvis Presley has been reissued in 2018, slightly modernized.
More Isana instruments, pictures found in the internet:
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