1920’s Vintage / Antique Sovereign Oscar Schmidt / Stella
Fancy Oak Parlor guitar
Beautiful banjo fingerboard inlays , bound neck and headstock, front and rear of body.
Spruce top, moustache bridge.
Bridge has been remade at some stage to modernise and fit a slanted bone saddle for improved intonation.
A collectable 20’s blues guitar, High end Sovereign in very good playing condition. Marquetry inlay , front and back, soundhole.
No cracks, plays well.
Great frets, straight neck.
A lovely desirable guitar.
VG. Comes with old non-original hardcase.
NOTES: I have mentioned above where the moustache bridge has been replicated to include a slanted saddle for improved intonation.
I have owned this particular guitar in stock twice now. It was sold be me a few years ago and traded back in by the customer who was upgrading to a modern Martin acoustic.
When I first purchased this guitar, it came to me in original condition but appeared very dry, overly dirty and dusty and the lacquer dry and chipping on the side bouts especially in the area photographed, The lower bass side bout.
The guitar was cleaned a couple of times, humidified, the body oiled and waxed and buffed and well presented for sale. A shellac touch up was done around the bass end of the where a little too much chipping away had occurred from previous work. The side walls of lovely grained oak appear to be a bit more open pored than usual, this is just due to lacquer drying and thinning. It has not been sanded or altered.