This is a beautiful Paul Barth made Natural brand guitar from the late 1950s. Paul Barth was Co inventor, with George Beauchamp, of the electric pickup, a prolific inventor, innovator and master luthier. Barth created his own guitars and had several workshops in his own name. This guitar is rare as hens teeth and it looks, plays and sounds amazing. Missing one tone knob. It weighs 5.9 pounds and comes with its original chipboard case. The pickup in this guitar is really something special.
Below is a link to the Reverb Shop that I purchased the guitar from with more detailed pictures and description:
Paul Barth has a rich history in the development of the electric guitar (Rickenbacker, Magnatone, Natural, Barth, Bartell) and is often underestimated for his contributions. This is a real gem of a guitar and an important piece of guitar history.
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