Oscar Schmidt

1930s Stella Jumbo "Decalcomania"

Back & Sides:
Lower Bout:
15 1/2"
Scale Length:
26 1/2"
Nut Width:
1 7/8"
Circa early 1930s Stella auditorium (jumbo) long scale model made by Oscar Schmidt. Oscar Schmidt auditorium (jumbo) sized six string guitars are exceedingly rare. This guitar is only one of two jumbo Stellas with this particular floral "decalcomania" pattern and pearloid fretboard that we are aware of existing.  Original paper Stella label is in excellent condition.  Characteristic of jumbo long scale Oscar Schmidts, this guitar has a huge booming presence and low end rumble and shines in dropped tunings.  This guitar has been rebuilt by Dan Lambert including repairs/enhancements to the original ladder bracing to enhance tone and structural integrity, retaining original wood whenever possible, neck reset, new rosewood fretboard veneer under the original pearloid fretboard for straightening, new rosewood ebony  bridge (original ebonized bridge included), new large frets, new spruce bridge plate with maple insert, new bone nut/bone saddle, Also, a carbon rod has been inserted into the neck to enhance the structural integrity for another 100 years of playing.  Original tuners and tailpiece.  15 5/8" lower bout.  11 3/4" upper bout.  9 3/8" waist.  4 1/4" deep at end pin.