If you are reading this, then you probably know all about the top-notch quality of the Stromberg Parlor Acoustic Guitars.  

We've owned many Strombergs over the years and this rare example with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides is a joy to play. It has a nice full neck with a V Shape. Stromberg necks are very consistent from guitar to guitar, unlike any other builder from the era. Gibson made an 1937 L-00 reissue that basically used the shape and dimensions of these old Stromberg necks.  I've played dozens of vintage L-00s and none of them had this type of neck so it was interesting to see a Stromberg style neck show up on a Gibson reissue. This big V-shape is great for blues playing and bending. Everyone should have one Stromberg in the collection just for the amazing neck.

Here are the specs:

Scale: 24.4"
Nut Width" 1.75"
Lower Bout: 13.25" x 3.4"
Upper Bout: 9.5" x 3.2"
Neck Thickness @ 1st Fret: .94"
Neck Thickness @ 9th Fret: 1.08" 

If you are new to the world of vintage antique parlor guitars, there are several reason they are sought after by serious musicians and collectors. Here is a list of why many players find vintage parlors more appealing.

1. Antique tone-wood sounds amazing. The tone of 100 year old tone-woods is unmatched by any modern production. The only way to find tone wood of this vintage is to buy a vintage parlor guitar.

2. Parlor guitars are light weight and small. This makes them great for practicing at home or recording in the studio.

3. Most parlor guitars have ladder bracing, lending a very articulate tone that responds well to picking dynamics. They also project incredibly well when you play hard. They cut the mix very well.

Those are the positives, the only negative thing about vintage parlors is that they almost always need luthier work to perform at the highest level. New Frets, neck reset and crack repairs are most common and essential If you want an amazing playing experience.  

The good news is that this guitar was completely refurbished by Stephen Chipman in 2022. New frets/fretboard was installed, the neck was reset, a back crack was fixed, holes filled on the bottom from the former tailpiece, internal bracing was updated and a new bridge, saddle, nut, truss rod were installed.

All of this work was done so you could play this guitar worry-free for the rest of your life. This guitar delivers vintage tone and looks while playing better than any off-the-rack modern guitar. It plays like a new guitar with low action up and down the neck. It produces the most amazing acoustic tones you ever heard thanks to the antique tone woods.

We detune strings prior to shipping. It has 11-47s on it now, it is not recommended that you exceed this string gauge on vintage parlor guitars.

Its an amazing instrument that will ship in its vintage chipboard case. We only ship these guitars to customers in the United States. It will be professionally packed so you can rest assured that it will arrive in incredible condition.

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Listed3 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
Brand
Model
  • Brazilian Rosewood Parlor
Finish
  • Natural
Categories
Year
  • 1920s
Made In
  • United States

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