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1942 Oahu Model 66K Squareneck

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$1395 (CAD)
(approx. $1088 USD)
In stock in Waterloo.
Cleveland's Oahu Publishing company was the largest print music distributor in its day. They specialized in Hawaiian steel music and the instruments to play that style of music on. The guitars were built in Chicago by Kay, most often, and most were built with square necks for lap-style playing.

Here's an all-mahogany 66K; a 15-1/4" wide small jumbo (really more like an OM in size), with square neck, Hawaiian set up and some great looks. Sunburst finish on all sides, checkerboard binding, Oahu decal logo, Safe-ti-String tuners. Completely original, including a cool set of original white celluloid bridge pins.

Two very short minor top cracks have been repaired, the bridge reglued, and a few brace-ends cleanly glued. We’ve set it up in an open D tuning, with light gauge strings to help keep the top belly in check. It's an incredibly good sounding slide guitar, with the volume and presence of a Weissenborn-style instrument. It’s quite a richly toned instrument, and quite beguiling as a result.

With original case

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