c.1915-1920 Oscar Schmidt 0-size 12-fret in ladder-braced spruce/mahogany, 1 3/4” nut, 2 3/16” string spacing, classic OS parlor guitar ready for the next 100 years of playing time

061521C

This model of the classic OS 0-size 12-fret was built during the hey-day of quality instruments produced at the New Jersey factory. Craftsmanship was a priority and it shows in the fit and features of guitars from this period. Back-off rebuild included now-indetectible hairline repairs, top bracing and bridge plate update, adding adjustable truss rod, neck reprofile to reduce the big chunky and finishing up with an easy playing setup. Solid investment with tons of playing time in its future.

SPECS: 0-size body, 12-fret neck with slotted headstock, ladder-braced spruce top in aged finish, mahogany sides and back in aged finish, poplar neck in aged finish, adjustable truss rod, MOP fretboard inlays, original tuning machines, “C” neck profile, radius’d ebony fretboard, original ebony bridge, original binding, purfling and sound hole rosette, unbleached bone nut, saddle with ebony pins. Nut width: 1 3/4”, String Spacing: 2 3/16”, Scale length: 25 1/4”, Upper bout: 9 5/8”, Lower Bout: 13 5/16”, Body length: 17 7/8”, Widest body depth: 3 3/4”, Overall length: 37 1/4”, Neck thickness at 1st fret: 7/8“, Neck thickness at 5th fret: 7/8”, Action: 3/32”, string gauge setup: D’addario EJ26 custom light gauge in standard tuning.

CONDITION: Solid back-off rebuild. Typical chunky OS neck was reprofiled to serve a broader audience. TJ initialed the top at one point along the way. Please note that vintage surfaces will have underlying swirls, scrapes, scratches, bumps and bruises.

SOUND: Quintessential vintage tone…not to brassy or overbearing but ready to punch back if intimidated. Setup as a fingerstyle guitar however the setup can be adjusted, within reason, to suit your playing style and most alternate tunings.

PRICE: $1499

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