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Oahu / Parlour / 1930 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

Don’t be fooled by the price, 30’s Oahu’s are fantastic blues machines, especially for Delta blues and slide guitar. These models featured solid soundboards made from slab-sawn Birch and feature ladder bracing, and this is the secret to Oahu’s midrange blues tone: Every sound-searching guitarist should own at least one old Chicago made blues box. Don’t expect a high end snap like a Martin, Oahus honk and growl like the sound from an old 78 record. These guitars were made in the Harmony factory in Chicago and feature Birch bodies, Poplar necks with a non-adjustable steel reinforced neck. This particular example has a beautifully faded tobacco burst, and features a ‘Patent Pending’ stamped bridge. It’s in all original condition, with no cracks or repairs, and plays surprisingly well for it’s age.

Glenns Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Glenn Sinnock
Gibson, Martin, Guild, Lowden, Collings etc.
Vintage Flattops
Opening hours:
10am - 8pm / 7 days

Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.

I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.

You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.

I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.

If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.

I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.

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