STROMBERG BANJO ESTATE
1 Tenor Recording Guitar
Stromberg Deluxe Tenor
3rd Design Peghead
Rosewood- Carved heel -Engraved-Nickel Plated
#2 Stromberg Marimba Tenor
2nd Design peghead
Fancy MOP inlay
Early Model, -Friction tuners
Rare-Stromberg business card inside
Clear head-no armrest
Stromberg Custom Tenor
1st design peghead
Intricate MOP thru-out
Engraved Gold Hardware
Flamed Maple- Neck-Carved Heel
Celluloid Sidewall on resonator-engraved
Birdseye Maple back
Stromberg Recording Tenor Guitar
Very rare instrument, only 6 have surfaced
Transitional instrument between the banjo and the guitar.
These were using up the last of the banjo parts in the shop
before they went on to full sized guitars only.
Elmer Stromberg- inventor
Even though in this pic it still has a double pickguard, it
could still be the same instrument as the one listed below.
My example has been restored in the past and only some of the
pickguard is left, the rest gassed out.
The Peghead overlays are both celluloid, same inlay pattern, and
the top is sectioned in that exact same way.
They were just using up pieces
He made one for my Grandfather that was 6 string, but it left
the family before I was born and we have never seen it.
Another example, from the 1940s
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