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
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