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ID Old no-name acoustic ?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:46 am
by silenus
Hi everybody,
I got this old acoustic without any name or date on it...
The only thing I know is that it has a dobro style tailpiece
Does somebody here can tell more about it (time period, name,...)
Hope these pictures can help (sorry for the flash on some of 'm)
Thanks for any kind of information

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Re: ID Old no-name acoustic ?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:55 pm
by Buffalo_Bill
Funky cool guitar, and somebody played it quite a bit from the look of the fingerboard wear.
Because the upper bout looks asymmetrical, that makes me think the body must be home made.
The neck could have been salvaged from a Harmony, but if it too looks crude it might be home made also. Overall the guitar looks to be cobbled together by a handyman. 8)
That's just my observation.
Bill

Re: ID Old no-name acoustic ?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:17 pm
by silenus
Well, somebody sure did play it quit a bit for sure :)
But the body ain't that offset in realilty (not that this ain't the real world) then on the pictures
The neck is quit straight too as well are the frets and all.
I didn't pay much for this one but I was just curious.
And it 'll be fine by me if it be homemade by a handyman.
It's indeed an old piece of "note-factory" where I play some slide on and enjoy it's crappy sound
Thanks for your input

Re: ID Old no-name acoustic ?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:10 pm
by leftyguitarman
The headstock looks similar to many old Stella headstocks.

Re: ID Old no-name acoustic ?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:28 pm
by allanlummox
Are there braces inside? I can't see any in these images.

Re: ID Old no-name acoustic ?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:08 am
by stumblin
leftyguitarman wrote:The headstock looks similar to many old Stella headstocks.

Yes, I was looking at a mate's old Stella last night, to compare it with the one pictured above. The headstock looks almost identical. Weird that the body isn't parlour sized. Maybe it's an old Stella neck on a mismatched body, some sort of unholy hybrid :twisted:

Re: ID Old no-name acoustic ?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:39 am
by NEONMOONY
Well, somebody sure did play it quit a bit for sure

Actually, the fretboards that are light colored wood that are painted black to look like ebony don't take a terrific amount of play to get that worn look.

Re: ID Old no-name acoustic ?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:51 am
by zhyla
My guess would be one of the random brands that made tourist-grade guitars. Kind of analogous to the ukeleles you can buy as souvenirs but somewhat playable.

Re: ID Old no-name acoustic ?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:45 am
by silenus
Thanks to everybody for all those replies.
And yes, there are braces inside and the fretboard indeed looks painted.
Thanks again