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"Silvertone" Jumbo Guitar
...Sears & Roebuck's version of the Harmony Sovereign
model 1260. Shaded spruce top, mahogany sides and back. Top and
back are crack-free, two small repaired side cracks. Neck reset
and new 2-way adjustable truss rod installed. This guitar plays
great and has a really big sound! And utterly astounding when
played with a flat pick!! Comes with new hard-shell
"Art-i-So" Guitar, circa 1930
... Essentially the same as a high-end Sovereign
model which listed for $20 in 1932. Standard size (12.5" lower
bout). Hawaiian koa wood body, Mahogany neck, gold sparkle
purfling and rosette, white pearloid fingerboard with fancy
embossed position markers. Several repaired top cracks, new
ebony pyramid bridge. Original tuning machines replaced. Fresh
neck set. $1595.00
Stella Concert Guitar, circa 1930
...Rare model identified
in the 1932 Oscar Schmidt Catalog as model #503-B. Spruce top
with inlaid faux tortoise pickguard, Birch sides and back.
"Stella" logo on headstock. This guitar has definitely seen a
lot of use but retains original finish with no touch-ups or
over-spray. Several cleated top cracks, one replaced back brace.
Fresh neck set. This is an exceptionally fine sounding Stella
guitar - very loud and responsive! Comes with new hard-shell case. $1495.00
Gibson B45-12, circa 1962 ...Early lightly braced Gibson jumbo 12-string with
extremely rare "slope
(perhaps I should address him as Dr. Frankenstein) did a marvelous
job assembling this guitar from all original Gibson parts, including
new-old-stock B45-12 neck and adjustable pin bridge. This thing
sounds incredible. Because the donor J-50 body had already been
drilled for a pickup and jack plug, I opted to have Jim set her up
with pickup and jack. I'm glad I did because this baby really honks
when she's plugged in! Comes with a new tweed hard-shell case.
A. Galiano Grand Concert Guitar,
1930s ...This guitar was hand built, most likely
by Antonio Cerrito. It has a red spruce top. Sides and back are
convincingly faux-finished to simulate rosewood. The interior
surface is stained almost black, making identification of the
species of wood used for the sides and back
difficult. We think it is most likely birch. Overall excellent
original condition with one repaired top crack next to the
fingerboard extension on the treble side. The nut width is 1
3/4" and scale is 26", the neck profile is a D shape. Body width
is 14 7/8" across the lower bout. Original rosewood bridge,
saddle has been reset at an angle (compensated) for improved intonation.
New tuning machines. Comes with original chipboard case.
Stella Concert Guitar, circa 1930
...All solid birch construction, excellent condition,
crack free body, recent neck reset. New rosewood pyramid bridge.
Colorful decalcomania rosette and back strip. Excellent action.
Loud! Chipboard case. SOLD
Fancy Stella Decalcomania Concert guitar,
circa 1912 ...This very rare and ornate model
has a spruce top, birch sides and back. Bound top with wood
purfling. Fancy decal designs on both fretboard and top. The
only mention we have come across was in the
1912 C. Bruno & Son Catalog.
Our example has a paper B&J label inside that reads:
Guaranteed American Make, LESTER, Perfect Scale, B & J, New
York". Obviously the two big New York wholesale distributers
were both offering this model in the early 20th century. Several
repaired and cleated back cracks, no cracks in top or sides. The
original neck had a severely fractured headstock. Luckily, we
had a matching original Stella neck in our parts bin, so we had
Mike Hauver swap necks and transplant the original fingerboard.
Has original end-opening Canvas covered chipboard case.