De Luxe s/n 6104 : pictures
The museum purchased the De Luxe s/n 6104 March 2010 online from Blue G Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Before that it had been offered for sale at archtopcom, Seattle, USA. Archtopcom had the instrument refinished by Lemuel Guitars, Seattle, in a dark Cordovan sunburst finish. No further history known.
NOTE: A special feature on the 16 inch De Luxe is the neck-volute. A volute is a carved built up area of the neck to prevent a guitar from breaking at the weak area by the nut, but it can also be merely ornamental.