The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15038 Message #134782
Posted By: Metchosin
11-Nov-99 - 07:01 PM
Thread Name: Brazilian vs. Indian Rosewood
Subject: RE: Brazilian vs. Indian Rosewood
Getting off topic a bit here, but does anyone out there have any information about Berwind Parlour guitars. My mother purchased mine from a pawn shop for me in 1952. It's a dead ringer for an 1890's Martin 1-21, with a cedar top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, ivory viola pegs and the best ebony bridge and fret board ever seen and made by J. Berwind in Philadelphia. George Gruhn wanted photos of it a few years back, but I still haven't managed to get around to it yet. I'd be interested in knowing anything about J. Berwind and the guitars. I'd be interested to know if Berwind ever designed anything for steel string as well.