Vintage Blues Guitars
Tom Wentzel and Bruce Roth
Lancaster, PA
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1937 National Triolian

National Triolian 1937 | $6500 | (v2350) Note that this is the second Deco-themed Triolian we've listed in the past few months, not the same guitar! National's Triolian line was just about ten years old, and a big seller for the company when this rare beauty came off the line in Los Angeles. The Triolian had gone through a number of iterations since its beginning including wood bodies,...
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~1910 Harwood Parlor

Harwood Standard Size 1 3/4 c 1910 | $2750 | (v2336) Harwood instruments were manufactured and marketed by the J.W. Jenkens Sons Music Company in Kansas City, MO. The Harwood name comes from the town in Illinois where the Jenkins family lived before moving to Kansas City. The company began in the late ninteenth century and continued through the first quarter of the twentieth century. The...
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~1967 Harmony Silvertone H621

Harmony 'Silvertone' H621 c 1967 | $650 | (v2322) The Harmony guiar company was owned by Sears, and Silvertone was the house brand. By the mid to late 1960s, many 'boomers' embracing the folk/hippie thing needed guitars. Harmony was supplying that need. The Harmony factory in Chicago built guitars for 'everyman', using mass production techniques to keep costs down. But solid woods were...
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~1966 DOBRO Columbia Model D12

DOBRO 'The Columbia' 12-String c 1966 | $1525 | (v2321) The DOBRO name has had a long and convoluted history since its late 1920s inception. The Dopyera brothers (DO BRO) founded both the DOBRO and National companies, and by the mid-thirties formed the National-Dobro Corporation. Resonator guitars fell out of favor, the depression hit, and by WWII all production ceased. However, the...
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1935 Oscar Schmidt UAC 'Stella'

Oscar Schmidt UAC Hawaiian c 1935 | $675 | (v2314) The Hawaiian music craze in America had wide-ranging ripple effects in the first part of the 20th century, and this Schmidt-made guitar is a direct result of that craze. Schmidt, among others, marketed guitars made from koa, often with Hawaiian themed labels, created the First Hawaiian Conservatory of Music to sell Hawaiian music and...
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1964 Martin 0-18

Martin 0-18 1964 | $2775 | (v2250) By the mid-sixties, baby boomers were hot into folk guitars and Martin produced the 0-18 in pretty decent numbers to help fill that need. In 1964, 550 0-18s were made and cost $150, so a mid-sixties hippie would surely need a job to afford one! The model has become a popular one with guitarists in the past decade or so, with much appreciation of the power...
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~1960 Kay Beltone

Kay "Beltone" Auditorium-size Flattop c 1960 | $400 | (v2218) Beltone was a brand of Perberg & Halpin, an instrument distributer in New York begun at least in the 1920s that ordered guitars from various makers and rebranded them for sale under the Beltone name. This particular example dates to about 1960, and its doppleganger appears in the 1960 Kay catalog as the 'Kay K5160'...
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~1937 Oscar Schmidt Decalcomania

Oscar Schmidt 'Decalcomania' c 1937 | $750 | (v2235) The decade following the productive 1920s was tough for the Oscar Schmidt company. Oscar himself had died in '29, and then the depression came along. By the mid-thirties the company had sold off most of its factories but for the Ferry St. factory in Jersey City, with records showing that a new owner had taken control. Sometime between...
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1932 Harmony Supertone

Harmony Supertone 1932 | $650 | (v2230) In the first part of the twentieth century, most guitar makers used the popularity of Hawaiian music to market their products, and Harmony was no exception. This example was made in 1932, pretty much at the tail end of the Hawaiian boom, and is a good example of the so-called 'catalog guitars' that were popular and affordable in the depression era....
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~1938 Kay Aloha National Studios

Aloha National Studios was similar is scope to the music schools that sprung up in the first quarter of the twentieth century, such as First Hawaiian Conservatory and OAHU. They didn't manufacture guitars, they simply had guitars rebranded, mostly by Kay in Chicago, and then sold them to students who enrolled for guitar lessons. OAHU is very well known, and many examples exist today. The Aloha...
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