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Ss Stewart / H 1130 / 1939 / Sunburst / Guitar

You should never buy a guitar on looks alone, but when it’s a 30’s built Harmony branded SS Stewart, with their hallmark lightly built ladder bracing, then the looks set this guitar apart from the rest. It’s an OM size, small jumbo shape, with a Spruce top and Birch back and sides, finished in a classy sunburst top and faux-figured maple-effect back and sides. The checkerboard bindings and soundhole trim, with exquisite firestripe pickguard, and Art Deco headstock motif give the guitar a pretty unique look - a real head turner. Tonally the guitar has a full and thick midrange, a bright treble response, with defined and focused bass and plenty of volume. It’s great under a heavy flatpick for single-note playing or arpeggiated chords, and is right at home playing raggy-blues fingerstyle. The guitar is in excellent condition, with no cracks or repairs, just added (50’s I think) locking tuners - which are themselves historically interesting. It comes in a non original case. 

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Glenns Guitars, UK  

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Glenn Sinnock
Gibson, Martin, Guild, Lowden, Collings etc.
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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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