1930’s Oscar Schmidt 0-size 12-fret in X-braced spruce/birch, 1 3/4” nut, 2 5/16” string spacing, lots of upgrades including amazing tone


This OS 0-size 12-fret was born in the mid- to late-1930s with all-birch woods, sunburst finish and a pickguard. The top has been upgraded to tight grained spruce with X-bracing underneath. The balance of the original finish was left intact. Other upgrades include adjustable truss rod, radius’d rosewood fretboard with MOP inlays, ebony pyramid bridge and Golden Age tuning machines. You won’t find a finer combination of looks, playability and tone in an 80 year old parlor guitar for the money.

SPECS: 0-size body, 12-fret neck with paddle headstock, X-braced book matched spruce top in aged finish, birch sides and back in original burst finish, poplar neck in original finish, adjustable truss rod, MOP fretboard inlays with corresponding side dots, Golden Age tuning machines, “C” neck profile, radius’d rosewood fretboard with new frets, new ebony bridge, cream binding top and sound hole ring, unbleached bone nut, saddle and pins. Nut width: 1 3/4”, String Spacing: 2 5/16”, Scale length: 25”, Upper bout: 9 3/4”, Lower Bout: 13 3/8”, Body length: 17 7/8”, Widest body depth: 3 1/2”, Overall length: 36 1/2”, Neck thickness at 1st fret: 13/16“, Neck thickness at 5th fret: 7/8”, Action: 3/32”, string gauge setup: D’addario EJ26 custom light gauge in standard tuning.

CONDITION: Solid top-off rebuild. The upgrades to this guitar make it incredibly easy to play.Typical chunky OS neck was reprofiled to serve a broader audience. Please note that vintage surfaces will have underlying swirls, scrapes, scratches, bumps and bruises.

SOUND: Rarely does a rebuilt vintage parlor explode with tone right out of the box like this one has. Warm and resonant with a nice sustain. Really shines as a fingerstyle guitar however the setup can be adjusted, within reason, to suit your playing style and most alternate tunings.

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PRICE: $999

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