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Oahu Maple Acoustic Guitar, Vintage c. 1930 for sale at om28.com
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Oahu Maple Acoustic Guitar, Vintage c. 1930
  • Highest Grade, Chicago Made
  • 1930's Gibson Nick Lucas Copy
  • Excellent condition, great set-up
  • Long Scale
  • SOLD

Product Description

Oahu and Bronson are closely related, started by half brothers (Oahu) who later split up into the two companies. Their guitars were Chicago made, by Regal, Stromberg-Voisinet or the Kay Custom Shop (in which the top end guitars were made by old world immigrants who had made guitars in Europe). An Oahu of this quality is extremely rare; most were student grade or ladder braced. Most were made as lap-style guitars for the Hawaiian music craze in those days. This one is a maple Nick Lucas style, 14 1/2" bottom bout, 4 5/8" deep, scale length 25 5/8", with an Abalone border, natural top and sunburst back & sides. Originally a square neck and beautifully converted with a forgery grade neck shaping and sunbursting. These single X-braced boxes tend to be some of the best sounding flat tops. This one is woody and dry yet with the kind of sustain that allows its balanced voice to soar in every register.

Product Specifications

STRING SPACING 1 3/4 x 2 5/16"
SCALE 25 5/8"
SIZE 14 1/2 x 4 5/8"
TOP Spruce
BACK & SIDES Solid Maple
PURFLING Abalone
BINDING White Celluloid
ROSETTE Abalone
FINGERBOARD Ebony
BRIDGE Ebony
FINISH Natural Top, Sunburst B&S
TUNERS Grover Sta-Tites
CONDITION Excellent
CASE Original Hard Shell

Product ID
P120302012
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