When it comes to vintage Hawaiian slide guitars, from the 1920s right through to Beatlemania, the Cleveland based Oahu Publishing Company & Hawaiian Conservatory was the biggest name in the business. Oahu was such a thriving enterprise that for many years they were able to bill themselves as 'The World's Largest Guitar Dealer'.
Birch and Spruce
Originally built for Oahu by the Oscar Schmidt company, then by Harmony and later by Kay, good condition Oahu branded Hawaiian instruments become more desirable – and more expensive – with every passing year. And while exact Oahu model names can be tricky to identify, we believe this could be a mid to late thirties Model 50K Deluxe, featuring Birch back and sides, Spruce top, bone slide nut, celluloid top and soundhole binding, plus celluloid 'mother-of-pearl' dot inlays.
Perfect Hawaiian tone
Apart from the various small surface dings and scuff marks visible in the photos, (genuine player mojo), the guitar is in fantastic condition, with a rock solid neck set and no issues whatsoever. It plays smooth and easy, and the combination of the Birch body and Spruce top combine to provide perfect Hawaiian tones.
Ships in the (fifties?) chipboard case shown in several of the photos. And, of course, as with all Just Guitars instruments, shipping is FREE to any address in Australia