The USS Constitution is a 44 Gun Frigate originally built in 1797. The scale is 1:96, using plank over frame building techniques and depicts the USS Constitution as it appeared after the 1865 refitting. Approximately 350 hours were necessary to construct the model which was completed in 1978. Peter Bauer III is the builder.
The music for the Star Spangled Banner is provided courtesy of the US Navy Band Sea Chanters. There is one other Peter Bauer hand constructed model in existence housed in a Naval Museum on the east coast. It is built with wood from the USS Constitution but is depicted from a different retrofit. The item "USS Constitution part wood from original ship museum quality not a kit" is in sale since Monday, December 30, 2013. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Model Ships".The seller is "montgomery4550" and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.