Stromberg-Voisinet Hawaiian Themed Parlor Guitar

Own a piece of history!

Amazing condition with hardly any wear on the original frets. Was recently at luthier for small repair for nut and bridge pin and I just put new strings on - Martin light gauge Retros.

This is a great example for a late 1920 to early 1930’s Stromberg-Voisinet Parlor Guitar in an original case. This is no wall hanger as it features a nice solid top, back and sides of made from some great quality Mahogany wood. Made in the USA by Stromberg-Voisinet that later became Kay Musical Instruments in Chicago. These are definitely of a higher quality than most of the inexpensive parlor guitars from the 20’s and 30’s.

The neck features a Mother of Pearl (MOP) that some may call the “Mother of Toilet Seat” fretboard. Very cool closed back “gumby” headstock, The guitar is Hawaiian themed as Hawaiian music was sweeping the nation in the 1920’s and 1930’s. This survivor from this era has an incredible Hawaiian scene decal applied to the body that is in fantastic condition. Rare to see this decal in such nice condition. I think this was Stromberg-Voisinet’s second variation with these parlor guitar appointments as it has pyramid bridge and wood marquetry perfling and the “small Island” decal. You will come across these occasionally with a different decal and some different appointments. These small parlor guitars where probably made for only a few years before the company became Kay.

This guitar is in amazing condition for a guitar from the 1920s. Almost no fret wear on original frets. The original tuners work fantastic. Structurally solid and sturdy. No Cracks or repairs. Quality built. Sounds excellent. It has a strong V shape neck is straight and very comfortable to play. It works great for finger-style and since it is all solid mahogany and uses ladder bracing, it has that strong mid-range response for thumb-style mid ’20s blues as well! 

When I received the guitar it needed to have the nut repaired and one of the bridge pins was in poor condition. Had my luthier repair the original nut and replace and match one bridge pin. Guitar is quite a looker.


  • Scale Length: 24-inch
  • Upper Bout: 9.5-inch
  • Waist: 7.75-inch
  • Lower Bout: 13.25-inch
  • Body Depth: 3.5-inch
  • Nut Width: 1-3/4-inch

Extremely light at 2-lbs 9.5-ozs.

I hate to sell it, but it needs to go to make some room. I own too many guitars.

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Excellent (Used)
Hawaiian Themed Parlor Guitar
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Joined Aug 2014
Midland Park, NJ, United States


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