Oscar Schmidt

Hawaiian Koa

Back & Sides:
Solid Koa 
Solid Koa
Lower Bout:
12 1/2"
Scale Length:
24 7/8"
Nut Width:
1 13/16"
Oscar Schmidt made "Hawaiian Guitar" labeled all koa concert sized guitar.  Classic 'rope' binding around the top and sound hole, and again down the back center seam. The  Mahogany neck with more of "C" shaped profile than typical "V" profile of the period.  Brazilian rosewood overlay on the head stock.  The fingerboard appears to be ebonized maple, and the lap-style position markers remain in white.  Original tuners. Prior owner was a member of the Canadian Royal Air Force and his name, rank, service number are all written inside the original case.   Repaired side crack. Some grain split in the sides at the waist from the original bending operation.  These do not go through and appear to have happened in the making, since the original finish covers.  Recent neck reset, replacement ebony 'mustache' bridge, glued and cleated a back crack  Frets leveled and dressed.