Clifford Essex ‘Paragon Artist’ c1930s: £1,800

f-hole archtop, 15 ¼” body, natural finish, carved stained spruce top & natural maple back, rosewood sides, raised rosewood fbd & replacement bdg, fancy pearl inlays with engraved ‘Paragon Artist’ in peghead, missing pickguard, a few repaired & stable grain cracks, unusual (maple back, rosewood sides!) and extremely rare top quality jazz box, handmade by Marco Roccia, easy player with full tone & strong projection, VGC, HC.