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
NewDave: Ouch. What hurt more, your pride or your legs?
Aug 5, 2020 12:58:28 GMT
martinrowe: 'Slippin and a Slidin'
Aug 5, 2020 13:18:01 GMT
robmc: I don't know Paul, it's all still pretty raw... Although, how about 'Nevermind the Buttocks'. Dave, legs and bum definitely hurt more than pride, although my pride still hurt!
Aug 5, 2020 21:14:02 GMT
scorpiodog: Yes, Rob. I can see you in a Sex Pistols tribute band. Or you could do a Tony Bennett and use "I scraped my arse and banned machismo".
Aug 6, 2020 10:59:16 GMT
NewDave: Or you could do the Sarah Brightman classic, I lost my arse to a starship trooper.
Aug 6, 2020 17:11:47 GMT
robmc: Interesting suggestions, I'll work on my own magnum opus and simply call it 'Skidmarks'
Aug 6, 2020 22:00:22 GMT
scorpiodog: What? Like "Underpants is theft"? Or "The means of defecation must be in the hands of the proletariat"? Oh, sorry, no. That's Skidmarx.
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NewDave: Power to the Poop hole?
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NewDave: Trump told people to drink bleach. How can he be at more than 40% in the polls in any state in the US? HE TOLD THEM TO DRINK BLEACH!!!
Aug 9, 2020 21:18:27 GMT
Martin: Yes, but what flavour? If it was maple syrup bleach, then I can see the attraction....
Aug 10, 2020 16:19:33 GMT
NewDave: No. You're thinking of Canada.
Aug 10, 2020 17:19:29 GMT
robmc: Don't listen to Martin, he's from North of the border and was probably weaned on Irn-Bru...
Aug 10, 2020 19:57:24 GMT
NewDave: Can you get deep fried Mars Bar scented bleach?
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NewDave: Even my hair is sweating
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