Vintage Stella guitars. I'm new to this guitar thing so go easy on me. I currently have a Taylor and absolutely love it.
I have worked and trained with professional Luthiers for some time, which I continue to do, and recently set up my own workshop for guitar preparation, setup, and repairs. Visiting my website, you will quickly appreciate that my main interest is in affordable Vintage Guitars, ranging from USA made originals from the s to the s, such as Harmony and Kay, to Japanese made quality guitars based on the established model designs originated by the principal USA makers, such as Martin, Gibson and Guild, but with a particular specialisation in the Harmony made Stella Blues Guitars. You are welcome to come here and try out guitars, by prior arrangement, and being my own boss in terms of time-allocation, I am not restricted to "shop hours".
Stella was an American guitar brand owned by the Oscar Schmidt Company. It was founded around Stella was acquired by the Harmony Company in
Increase the search radius for more results. Based on the radius, a new location list is generated for you to choose from. Get an alert with the newest ads for "stella" in Canada. All rights reserved.
The Schack Unique is as unique as you are. It captivates by its aesthetic and smooth design and fits perfectly in the player's hands by his ergonomic shaping. The neck is connected to the body with our unique Covered Neck Fixing-System CNF that is an essential part of our screwless back design.
Dear Marc, Great post on Stella Guitars! I found your blog while researching info on Lead Belly and his Stella. I have written about Lead Belly and many other guitar-related topics that you may find interesting at my blog: sixstrstories.
Had blues legend Huddie William Ledbetter a. Leadbelly not played a Stella string, the brand might only have been remembered as the name on cheap, faux-finished birch acoustics that poured out of the Harmony factory in the s. But, in fact, the brand as represented by this circa Stella Concert, has a long and honored place in guitar history as part of the legacy of the Oscar Schmidt company.
I think he had it hanging there out of mere curiosity. It had:. These bottom-of-the-line Stella model H folk acoustic guitars were sold by the thousands from the Forties through the Sixties in music stores, department stores and through catalogs.
For the vintage guitar collectors that are searching for affordable specimens to add to their collection, the Harmony Stella is among the popular vintage acoustic guitars that were considered entry-level guitars. While there are still plenty of these models around in closets and attics, they have had little playtime. As many Harmony guitars have survived over the years and the company has sold millions of these popular entry-level and travelling guitars, there are still some that have been passed down to the next generation of guitar learners.
Oscar Schmidt 'Stella' String Jumbo c SOLD We've studied, bought, sold and discussed hundreds of 'Stella' guitars over the years but have never seen an example from the venerable Schmidt factory like this one. Thanks to the genius of Leadbelly and Blind Willie McTell, the Stella jumbo 12 ranks among the iconic vintage guitars, highly sought for the 'sound' and rarer than a Martin D! This example likely dates to the twenties, and is a the top-of-the-line Stella offering. The body is mahogany, with a spruce top.