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  • NGD--"Stella!!!"

    I picked this up yesterday at the thrift shop for $20.

    It's a 1959 Stella Harmony model 928. The old Stella catalog calls it an "ivory finish with a faux-flame", but somebody on one of the Stella forums (yes, they do exist) called it a "banana-burst".

    It actually plays pretty well and has a funky kind of gut-bucket blues sound to it. I gave it to my stepdaughter because I had given her my old Stella from when I was a kid and somehow over the years it got misplaced.

    There are similar guitars going on EBay for upwards of $150.

    Not a bad deal.
    Michael D. www.mdlmusic.webs.com "I'm tired of rock-and-rolling Let's get married, Honey, let's go bowling" --Martin Mull

  • #2
    $20?
    Nice...looks to be in good condition, too! SCORE!
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    • #3
      Sweet. The first guitar I ever played was a Stella owned by my cousin back when I was 8 or 9 yrs old. The action was so bad it should have been used for slide. What's cool is that he still owns it.
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      • #4
        Good deal
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        • #5
          Score! Even if it wasn't playable it would be a nice wall decoration, well worth $20. Could be a good slide guitar!

          My first guitar was also a Stella. It was black with real high strings!.
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          • #6
            Amazingly, the action on this guitar is pretty decent. I did have to put a little metal shim under the low E string at the nut to stop it from buzzing against the first fret, but now it sounds pretty good.
            Michael D. www.mdlmusic.webs.com "I'm tired of rock-and-rolling Let's get married, Honey, let's go bowling" --Martin Mull

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            • #7
              Man, I'd give you $75 for it. Why give it to your stepdaughter after she lost your first one? I've really been wanting one of those. Sell it to me and I'll sell you an Esteban for her to lose.

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              • #8
                Man, I'd give you $75 for it. Why give it to your stepdaughter after she lost your first one? I've really been wanting one of those. Sell it to me and I'll sell you an Esteban for her to lose.


                Well, it really wasn't lost, merely "misplaced". She loaned it to one of my grandsons, who loaned it to a friend of his, who loaned it to his girlfriend, who loaned it to.....

                I'm sure you have the picture by now.
                Michael D. www.mdlmusic.webs.com "I'm tired of rock-and-rolling Let's get married, Honey, let's go bowling" --Martin Mull

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                • #9
                  MDL, I think I have your guitar...
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                  Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'

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                  • #10
                    I'd double your money for that one ... LOL. Nice find.
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