Fancy Stella Decalcomania Concert guitar, circa 1912 This very rare and ornate model has a spruce top, birch sides and back. Bound top with wood purfling. Fancy decal designs on both fretboard and top. The only mention we have come across was in the 1912 C. Bruno & Son Catalog. This example has a paper B&J label inside that reads: Guaranteed American Make, LESTER, Perfect Scale, B & J, New York”. Obviously the two big New York wholesale distributors were both offering this model in the early 20th century. Several repaired and cleated back cracks, no cracks in top or sides. The original neck had a severely fractured headstock. Luckily, Stella Guitars & Other Oscar Schmidt Instruments had a matching original Stella neck in their parts bin, and had Mike Hauver swap necks and transplant the original fingerboard. Has original end-opening Canvas covered chipboard case.
Oscar Schmidt Hawaiian Guitar, 1920s Standard size, all solid Hawaiian koa wood. Original green paper label reads: “Hawaiian Guitar by Oscar Schmidt”. Set up for Spanish style playing with recent neck reset. Several cleated top cracks. All original finish with no over-spray.
Stella Decalcomania Concert Guitar, circa 1910 Small pre-1920 Headstock logo. All birch construction, several repaired top cracks, one repaired side crack near heel, all professionally repaired and cleated. Recent neck reset. This is a rare early model in excellent playing condition.
Stella Baritone Ukulele, 1920s This is the first baritone ukulele that Stella Guitars & Other Oscar Schmidt Instruments has come across and it’s fairly rare! It has spruce top with fancy wood purfling and rosette. Top is crack-free, back has one very small hairline crack. Pearloid fretboard with fancy stamped position designs. Original finish has no touch-ups or over-spray. Original tuners work great! No case.
Stella Concert Guitar, circa 1935 Very good condition all birch model. This is only the second Stella guitar seen with a bevel edged top. Gold leaf rosette. New bone saddle, recent neck reset. Headstock “Stella” logo is barely visible, but still there. Comes with original chipboard case.