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Mid-1930s Lyra "Faux Resonator" manufactured by Oscar Schmidt Company in New Jersey. Good condition for it's age--no cracks or mechanical faults, very little rust. Some scratches and marks from playing and other wear. Missing a strap button. Recent strings. Very nice vintage sound and feel similar to a resonator (see attached video for a very similar guitar and sound). High action best for playing with a slide. Similar to a guitar played by Muddy Waters in Mississippi (see photo).

Faux resonators were produced in the 1930's by companies like Oscar Schmidt and were often sold in catalogs lie Sears & Roebuck and Montgomery Ward. They had the same metal cover that a resonator guitar but were wood beneath, often (as in this case) painted silver to fool the buyer. This guitar has a nice twangy tone similar to a true resonator and can be displayed as an antique or picked up and played. A nice piece!

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Listed9 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.Learn more
  • Faux Resonator
  • mid-1930s
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • Parlor

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