First sale here is 8 1/2' 2/2 Paul H. Young Parabolic 17 Deluxe Model. Marked 5.20 oz. and made in 1951. The script in Paul H. Young’s hand reads:
“Parabolic 17” 8 ½’ - 5.20 oz. HCH Herb Witte. - Nov. 1951 Fer. 17/64 Tip Top 5 ½ / 64.
Both tips are the same taper. Modified wells cigar grip with mortised cork reel seat spacer and black aluminum down locking seat with Paul H. Young Detroit stamped butt cap. Super fitting ferrules are size 17 blued Pernack step-down type. Deluxe grade brown wraps with spiral accents at each guide, ferrules, grip (6' length), and tip-tops. Original tan bag and B-24 tube. Color preserver has caused some lightening on the butt guide wraps but all are sound with an attractive patina.