This beloved parlor guitar was passed down through the Botetourt Brugh family and donated to the Botetourt County Museum. The shorter scale length allows for the strings to be relaxed and easier to fret. Parlor guitars are also easier to play and still made today. The label pasted inside the solid wood case shows that this one was made by B&J Guitars (Buegeleisen & Jacobson) of New York in the early 20th century. It has a delicate touch of inlay down the back. In 1902 “The Troubador” parlor guitar could be purchased through catalog companies like Sears for $2.45.