Early 1930s Stella "MOT" Concert
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This early 1930s Oscar Schmidt made/Stella labeled birch bodied concert model is a looker! Beautiful dark stained finish on solid birch top, back and sides. Stella branded on headstock and original paper label inside the guitar. Vintage "V" shaped neck profile. Pearloid fretboard (aka "mother of toilet seat" in Stella circles) with fancy position markers. Original rosewood "mustache bridge". Purfling and rosette appears to be some time of clear resin and has understated gold sparkle in it. White body bindings. Rebuilt by Dan Lambert to enhance its full potential while maintaining as much vintage originality as possible. New rosewood fretboard under pearloid veneer, new frets, new bone saddle, new bone nut, NOS ebony end pin, new plastic bridge pins, new carbon reinforcement rod inserted into newly re-set neck for added neck stability, ladder bracing restored and tuned for excellent tone. Original tuners. 13 1/4" lower bout, 9 5/8" upper bout, 7 7/8" waist, 3 1/2" deep at end pin. Comes with used chipboard case.