1930's Kay Kraft Stromberg Viosinet
This guitar is a fantastic old-time machine, fingerpicker, blues-slinger, or even a chunky chord machine for old-style jazz stuff.
During the 20's and 30's these guitars were used by musicians who played a variety of styles including old time 'hillbilly' music to 'country blues.'
The headstock had a white acetate overlay with a logo written in gold. The soundhole was bound. The 19 fret neck had a 25 3/4" scale and was topped with a bone nut. Fourteen frets cleared the body. The rosewood fingerboard was bound. The headstock featured 3 per side chrome open back tuners with white plastic buttons. The nut width is 1 3/4"
This heel design is one of the absolute unique features of this instrument. By simply loosening the wing nut on the inside of the guitar one could then swivel the neck and the overhanging fingerboard into a different position, thus adjusting and compensating for the neck relief.
The neck width is very comfortable and although there is some fretboard wear, as expected for a guitar of this age, the notes ring clear.
This model also comes with an adjustable, floating bridge and rosewood saddle!
The only issue with this guitar is a raised 16th fret which can be easily remedied by any qualified luthier.
Although the case has seen better days, it's the original!!!