Chicago/Cleveland guitar maker 1920's-30's Parlor-sized Hawaiian motif guitar


AxVault Record No.: 129

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  • Type: Acoustic
  • Manufacturer: Chicago/Cleveland guitar maker
  • Model/Stylename: 1920's-30's Parlor-sized Hawaiian motif guitar
  • Serial Number: Yeah, right!
  • Serial Number Location: Still in Chicago or Cleveland prolly under the bus station
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Description: This 1920's guitar is possibly a Kay, Harmony, Stromberg Voisinet, Regal, Oahu, etc. This is one GREAT little axe. It has an all-solid mahogany body, slotted headstock, original tuners, V profile neck, and a 0 radius fingerboard. The Hawaiian palm tree/beach scene is silk screened onto the mahogany top. Had a neck reset and a few top and back cracks repaired, as well as installing a Padauk compensated bridge. The entire body is totally stable and the intonation is excellent, (which is SO rare in an old acoustic) It's a delight to play this old timer.
  • Vintage Guitar? No
  • Modifications: All Original
  • Custom Graphics: Hawaiian Palm Tree / Beach motif


  • Pickguard: No


  • Other Options: None


  • Fret Board Wood: Possibly Maple dyed black
  • Position Inlay: Yes : dots & snowflake
  • Truss Rod Cover: none
  • Number of Frets: 18
  • Tuners: All original 3x3 slot-head strip tuners with white buttons- all in perfect condition. Tuner shafts are not bent and all, like most guitars this age. They all turn like new
  • Neckplate: No
  • Nut Width: 1-3/4"

One response to “Chicago or Cleveland made parlor guitar Parlor (parlour) sized Hawaiian motif guitar”

  1. Phil Christensen

    Love that hawaiian themed parlour guitar! Dad had one just like it – he’s gone, and so is the guitar. At one point, he shaved the neck, and (with no truss rod) the neck bent. Resourceful guy that he was, he bolted a threaded EXTERIOR rod between the headstock and heel. He even added a turnbuckle, for those minor adjustments. It was a mess, and unplayable! I’m just joining Axvault – is your guitar for display only or sale?
    Thanks, Phil in the Midwest

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