As I have mentioned before, Brit Rockers from back in the mid 1960’s and the Folkies from the 1950’s loved the songs and style of the old Black blues players and tried their best to emulate them.
|Antique Stella guitars|
Most of the Oscar Schmidt guitars sold through Sears featured spruce tops and rosewood or mahogany bodies.
|Ladder bracing and X bracing|
The more upscale Schmidt guitars were trademarked as Sovereign. These guitars featured pearl inlay and marquetry trim. The bridge was a pyramid style that was similar to the ones on Martin guitars of that era.
Oscar Schmidtguitars also placed a position marker at the tenth fret rather than the ninth fret. This is true also of some older Harmony guitars.
This is primarily due to the use of birch. A second factor would be the ladder bracing. This is not the sound most of us would be seeking from an acoustic instrument in this day and age.
The asking price for this guitar is $12,000.
Oscar Schmidt guitars is currently a trade name owned by the Washburn Guitar Company