The museum purchased De Luxe s/n 12188 January 2010 from Gary’s Classic Guitars, Cincinnati, Ohio. Gary wrote us : “We purchased this instrument from the wife of the original owner. They were from the State of New York. The guitar was professionally refinished many years ago.”
May 2017 the instrument returned to the museum after refurbishing at the workshop of Dutch Luthier Hans de Louter. see pictures
The instrument is currently out on loan to Berry Selles (see picture below), noted Dutch guitar player and teacher for recording purposes.