Description

1945 Stromberg "Ultra Deluxe"
1945 Stromberg Ultra Deluxe.
This magnificent 17 3/8 inch wide, 3 1/2 inch deep natural "Ultra Deluxe" weighs just 6.00 lbs. Perfectly book-matched, single-braced, carved natural spruce top with two unique three-piece 'segmented' 'F' sound-holes. Two-piece beautifully quilted birds-eye maple back and lightly-flamed maple sides. Two-piece highly-flamed maple neck with walnut/maple/walnut center-strips. The nut width is just under 1 11/16 inches and the neck has a very comfortable medium-to-thick profile starting at 0.84 inch behind the first fret and rising gently to 1.03 inches behind the twelfth fret. Double-bound rosewood fretboard with a small, graceful point at the end. Twenty original medium-thin frets, and inlaid pearl block position markers, each one ornately engraved in black with a different design. Ebony-faced, multi-bound headstock inlaid with "Ultra Deluxe", [diagonal] "Stromberg" and "Boston / Mass" with floral inlay. Ebony faced headstock rear with widow's peak. Individual open-back Grover (G-98) sta-tite tuners with gold-plated metal 'cloverleaf' buttons. Original rosewood bar-bridge on height adjustable rosewood base. Gold-plated specific '5 Cutout' "Y" shaped trapeze tailpiece with "Stromberg" engraved on cross-bar and 'floral' engraved tailpiece hinge secured to body by three screws. Inside the bass sound-hole is the white rectangular with blue border Stromberg label: "From / Made by Chas. A. Stromberg & Son / 40 Hanover St., Boston, Mass. / For Life-time guarantee to original purchaser if used properly. / Model (xxx) Serial #502." There is some honest playing wear to the back and sides of the neck and a few surface scratch-marks on the bass side of the spruce top. Under ultra-violet light there are two professionally repaired small cracks on the back (2 3/4 inch on the treble-side - going down from the waist and 1 1/2 inch on the bass-side - going up from the waist). Otherwise this very rare, magnificent playing and sounding guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. Housed in the original five-latch black, shaped hardshell case with purple padded velvet lining (8.50). (#1944)

Year Condition Color Case
1945 Excellent Natural Original Hard

$38,500

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