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Miami Jumbo Oscar Schmidt Acoustic Guitar, circa 1935 for sale at om28.com
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Miami Jumbo Oscar Schmidt Acoustic Guitar, circa 1935
  • Rare Jumbo Oscar Schmidt (Stella)
  • Same Body as Leadbelly's Stella 12-String
  • Spruce and Mahogany
  • Vine Inlay

Product Description

Miami is one of the names used by Oscar Schmidt, the maker of the early Stella guitars that were often the choice of the early blues players. They were affordable and plentiful, available all over the South. Acccording to blues authority Steve James, the travelling blues musicians who often travelled by jumping freight trains, would sell their guitars before leaving a town and could easily buy another one at the next tow. They were designed to crossover between Hawaiian lap style and standard playing, and thus had a longer scale, often 26 " which fit nicely as a tool for the bottleneck players due to the tighter string tension.

This Miami is the rare jumbo size, the same as the most well known Stella, Leadbelly's amazing 12-string. With the vine fretboard inlay and fancy purfling, spruce top and mahogany back and sides it's one of OS's top models.

Product Specifications

STRING SPACING 1 3/4" x 2 5/16"
SCALE 26 1/2"
SIZE 15 1/2" x 4 1/2"
TOP Spruce
BACK & SIDES Mahogany
PURFLING Fancy Multiculored Marquetry
BINDING White
ROSETTE Fancy Multiculored Marquetry
FINGERBOARD Ebony
BRIDGE Ebony
FINISH Original / Natural
TUNERS Waverly Sloane Tuners
WEIGHT 3 lb, 13.6 oz
CONDITION Excellent
CASE Hard Shell

Product ID
P220729001
Our Price: $5,665.00
In Stock

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