I believe the B&J Serenader brand was mainly manufactured under the Regal company, this particular one however could have been made by Oscar Schmidt, the company who made the original Stella guitars or at least using the Oscar Schmidt parts and patterns after the company had shut down as a result of the great depression. The body shape, bracing, tailpiece and bridge are certainly Oscar Schmidt in style, all matching an all birch Stella I had in for repair previously.
The body is the same in construction as it's more famous cousins, all solid birch, ladder bracing, 13 1/2" lower bout, 9 3/4" upper bout.
The neck has a 25" scale length, the fretboard is maple with a Duco type paint job (the same paint style as done on the National resonator guitars of the time) with gold sparkle marker dots, flat fingerboard radius as is common on these guitars but with a solid headstock and the original tuners, the wooden nut is also the original. A good V neck profile on this one.
The guitar has been all gone over, had all of the braces reglued to make it structurally stable and the neck has been reset.
An added bonus is that it even comes in its ORIGINAL though tatty case.
These aren't common guitars but they have that real vintage blues vibe in spades, this is the type of guitar you'll find in the hands of the likes of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton and Robert Johnson
robmc: Oh yes, I imagine her needlework is faultless
Apr 30, 2020 21:55:27 GMT
walkingdecay: I saw her at the Beeb when she was promoting an album called Living In The USA. Can't say I remember much of the music, only that she was an utterly gorgeous pocket-sized Venus. My tongue fell so far it's a wonder it didn't pick up fluff from the carpet.
May 13, 2020 13:28:38 GMT
Akquarius: that was... when exactly? not recently I suppose?
May 15, 2020 13:01:44 GMT
josemarques: hello, about my fast sale it will be only for more a few days, after this I will pack to send it back to Portugal , if you have some question or offer to do please contact me ... chears
May 19, 2020 7:31:45 GMT
walkingdecay: Dolby Atmos is snake oil even if you don't bash your leg up on the stepladder.
May 19, 2020 7:44:47 GMT
walkingdecay: Surround AI is surprisingly good though, so it turns out.
May 23, 2020 7:23:28 GMT
walkingdecay: No rain, fever and fire in the trees.
May 28, 2020 7:20:18 GMT
walkingdecay: Explanation for last. Two fires over the local common, probably resulting from arson, have ensured that self-isolating neighbours have had to keep their windows closed in hot weather. Would also be a good song title, if anyone wants it.
May 28, 2020 14:03:08 GMT
andrewjw: I'm struggling to find words that rhyme with common...
May 30, 2020 14:45:15 GMT
robmc: Make it an Irish jig and you can have Roscommon... My mother's home county to boot
May 30, 2020 18:47:32 GMT
martinrowe: arson - has to be, or sash windows rotten
May 30, 2020 19:21:59 GMT
walkingdecay: You have a point, Andrew. None of the online rhyming dictionaries can find a convincing rhyme.
Jun 1, 2020 6:43:41 GMT
walkingdecay: I'd cheat and modify it to "commonland."
Jun 1, 2020 6:48:32 GMT
walkingdecay: Sergeant Pepper was released on this day in 1967. Everything seemed to be rushing forward then. Now...
Jun 1, 2020 6:51:06 GMT
davewhite: Move on almost rhymes with common
Jun 1, 2020 7:43:48 GMT
walkingdecay: True. One of the advantages for lyric writers is that the tune can cover bad rhymes anyway. Well, not "He made a vow while in state's prison/ Vowed it would be my life or his 'n'..." Tex Ritter couldn't see anything wrong with that.
Jun 1, 2020 7:49:00 GMT