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Oahu Jumbo Deluxe Acoustic Guitar, circa 1935 for sale at om28.com
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Oahu Jumbo Deluxe Acoustic Guitar, circa 1935
  • Rare Vine-Inlaid, X-Braced
  • Abalone Purfling & Rosette
  • Originally a Squareneck Hawaiian, Converted to Roundneck
  • Maple Back & Sides

Product Description

Oahu catalogs offered a number of quality, high-end flat tops through the thirties, with the 'jumbo' being the most sought by players today. The Oahu 'jumbo' evolved in essentially two phases, the first being X-braced and 14 1/2" across at the lower bout, and the second phase, beginning in '36, measured 15 1/2" across the lower bout and was usually ladder braced. This example is of the first phase, factory X-braced with a 4 1/2" body depth. This construction and dimensions explain why the early Oahu jumbos are often referred to as the 'Nick Lucas? version, since it shares that coveted guitar's dimensions. These x-braced Kay Kraft/Oahu jumbos are consistantly excellent guitars and were not "bargain basement" instruments at all. The 1937 Oahu catalog lists the Oahu Jumbo as selling for $98.00 and the Oahu Deluxe Jumbo sold for a whopping $158.00! This guitar; 25.75" scale length, 12 fret, deep maple body. X-braced. The nut measures 1 3/4". Restoration: remove bridge bolts, bp overlay, recarve neck, new fretboard with original inlays, refret, new binding on neck, sunburst and relic neck. Carbon rod in neck, neck reset.

Product Specifications

STRING SPACING 1 25/32" x 2 "
SCALE 25 "
SIZE 14 ⅜" x 4 "
TOP Spruce
BACK & SIDES Maple
PURFLING Abalone
BINDING White
ROSETTE Abalone
FINGERBOARD Ebony
BRIDGE Ebony
FINISH Natural
TUNERS Original Grover StaTites
WEIGHT 4 lb
CONDITION Excellent Plus
CASE None

Product ID
P180516001
Our Price: $4,850.00
In Stock

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