The Bluesbox Collection

1920's Bluebird Guitar (Oscar Schmidt)

Although this solid birch guitar is somewhat similar in construction to the Regal branded parlour guitar shown elsewhere in this collection, it's overall "chunkier" feel at first led me to conclude that it was probably made by Harmony to be sold under the Bluebird name. I have not been able to find any information on Bluebird brand instruments, so I couldn't confirm it either way. The face is stenciled with a floral pattern (sorry, I can't tell you what kind of flowers they are supposed to be). The "binding around the face and sound hole is painted on, but the pearl dots on the fingerboard are real. Here is the back. The peg head is slotted. The nut is made of wood. These appear to be the original tuners. In fact everything on the guitar appears to be original. The bluebird logo type is embossed and painted. Recently, after I sold this guitar as a matter of fact, I discovered that it is actually an Oscar Schmidt instrument.

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