STELLA 12 STRING HARMONY Vintage Blues ACOUSTIC GUITAR w/ Case BAGGAGE BATTLES
A vintage Stella Harmony 12 String Acoustic Guitar with case, featured on the Baggage Battles TV show.
We are pleased to present this vintage Stella Harmony 12 String Acoustic Guitar for your consideration. It comes with its case, 10 picks in assorted colors, and an Arkay steel string.
The Guitar was prominently featured on the Travel Channel Baggage Battles TV show (season 2 episode 12 titled "Liar Liar"). In the episode, Laurence and Sally Martin, owners of Studio Antiques, win the Guitar at an auction in Shreveport, Louisiana. To find out more about it, they take it to Jerry Beach, local blues legend, member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, and author of the book "I'll Play The Blues For You". Jerry tells them that the Stella was the guitar favored by American folk and blues legend Lead Belly, and this one could fetch as much as two thousand dollars. The episode ends with an impromptu concert on Jerry's porch, with Jerry joined by Bobbie "Mercy" Oliver and "Louisiana" Dan Garner, to the delight of Laurence and Sally!
Please note that this exact guitar did not belong to Lead Belly, nor does it date from that period. This TYPE of guitar, the 12 string Stella, was favored by musicians like Lead Belly.
The Guitar measures 39-1/2 inches long, 15 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. With the case and accessories, it weighs 9 pounds 12 ounces. The case shows moderate wear in places, but is still serviceable and ready to continue its job of protecting the Guitar.
During the Baggage Battles episode, Laurence at first thinks the Guitar is in pretty rough shape. The finish does show quite a bit of wear, especially around the edges. Despite this, Jerry tells Laurence that the Guitar actually shows only normal wear and tear (especially given its vintage age. We cannot establish a specific date for the guitar. It is NOT from the 1930s.) We've closely examined the interior, and have not found any engraved or stamped markings. There is no significant damage and the Guitar is playable and ready to enjoy. With Jerry's professional evaluation, we're able to rate the Guitar's overall condition as very good.
This is a great vintage Stella Harmony Guitar, fresh from its reality TV show appearance. If you are looking for a 12 String Acoustic, this may be the Guitar for you!
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