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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:46 am 
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Anyone know anything about these guitars?
I got a little info. But I'm trying to get as much info as I can
before I sell it.

It was a project for my dad and I and he passed 10 years ago
and I just don't have the time for projects at this time.

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:20 am 
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The 71K is a mid '30s square neck jumbo-pics would help,don't know any value numbers,but a 68k Deluxe Jumbo(Brazilian back and sides,vine inlay,abalone,pearl headstock inlay,etc.) is in the 4-5k range in exc. condition so I would check very thoroughly before selling. Most of these were made by Kay,some by Oscar Schmidt Co. in the '30s
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:32 am 
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Wow thank you so much!

I'm actually snapping a few photo's now.
I will post here in a bit.

It's not in awesome condition.

Missing/broken tuning key
Surface scratches
missing 2 bridge pegs
missing strap peg.

Other than that it's a beautiful guitar...

thanks again for the great info to add to my list :)

Posting pics soon..


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:09 am 
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Here's a few photos.

The most obvious major repairs are listed in my last post.

Thank you in advance for any information. You all are to kind.

Guitar
http://mitchstalling.com/images/oasu_guitar/IMG_0289.JPG

Body
http://mitchstalling.com/images/oasu_guitar/IMG_0290.JPG

Stamp
http://mitchstalling.com/images/oasu_guitar/IMG_0292.JPG


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:45 am 
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Very nice look guitar. Give it some TLC and I bet it sounds nice.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:01 am 
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I can't see the back of neck,looks to be rounded (72K)instead of a square neck(71K) or it could be a 68B(jumbo,vine body decoration). Is it stamped 71K somewhere?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:05 am 
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I'm so sorry.

It is a square neck. I forgot to get that
in one of the pictures.

And I don't seem to be able to locate a stamp indicating it's a 71 or 72

The picture of the stamp inside and there is a gold sticker
on the head that says the same as the sticker inside the body.
Those are the only stamps I can find.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:14 am 
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back Neck
http://mitchstalling.com/images/oasu_guitar/IMG_0293.JPG

Back Body
http://mitchstalling.com/images/oasu_guitar/IMG_0294.JPG



Sorry for the lack of pictures and info.
Ive never done research or sold much
like this online. I'm a newb...lol


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:36 am 
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aint NOOOOO way my guitar is worth this...lol

But I think it's funny that I start questioning about
this guitar and some one post a guitar almost exactly like it.

Only difference is the neck is Round...not square.

check it out..pretty guitar

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930s-Nick-Lucas-Sized-High-End-Oahu-Indian-Head-Guitar-/160692678049?pt=Guitar&hash=item256a07ada1


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:37 am 
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Nice!!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:53 am 
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It shouldn't be hard to get the bridge pins. There are more and more "vintage correct" pegs available too.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:38 am 
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Still don't know much on this getfiddle.

I got an e-mail from a acoustic vintage expert and he ask
me a question I have no clue to be able to check. X-bracing?

I want to get this up on e-bay and try to get rid of it but I don't want to
ask to much. That would be a wasted post.

I've looked at so many. So many variations. But it seems to be coming
down to a 71K. And I found a post claiming the 71K's should exceed $2,000

But I would be safe to say mine in the condition would only be able to go for
around $1,100

I thought about putting some elbow grease into some of the inlay and getting a tuning
key, pegs and throw some strings on it might help the value. Maybe even do a video
playing it. Not sure yet. Looking for feedback.

I will say this...by the time i get done selling both the electra and the OAHU I should
be a pro with all the research i've done....lol

Good day all.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:00 pm 
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X-bracing is the kind of bracing the top has. The most common are X, fan, and what I think of as tick-tac-toe. X-bracing has two large braces on the underside of the top in the shape of and . Fan bracing has several smaller braces fanning out around the bottom of the sound hole. Tick-tac-toe is most common on carved top guitars and has four braces crossing like a tick-tac-toe game but the lenghtwise ones are longer than the cross ones. Just reach inside the guitar and feel around. You should be able to tell.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:42 pm 
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Wow thank you for that great info. Learn something everyday. I never knew that's
how they built acoustic in different ways.

I bet that affects the sound and loudness of the guitar. Bass treble and more. Fantastic.

I reached inside. And it seems like the bars go straight across..so that would be ladder then.

I wonder if this would affect the worth of the guitar?

Can't find a forum for OAHU or kay guitars. Don't know if I want to put this on e-bay or not.
Thinking on it.

Thanks again for the great info.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:38 pm 
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Check more than one brace. Some guitars have X-braces and one just below the sound hole.


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