On this episode of The Local Pickup, we’re looking at a 1930s Stella Concert. Stella has deep roots in modern music and in the blues specifically. Stella guitars were much more affordable than Martin or Gibson guitars, so they were often the first instrument purchased by artists that hadn’t made it big yet.
This particular guitar most likely had a tailpiece bridge system originally, but a pin bridge replaced that sometime in the last 90 years. Between the painted fretboard, the V-shaped neck, and the charming wear, this is an all-around beautiful guitar.
Learn more about this 1930s Stella guitar in the Guitarchive.