Stromberg-Voisinet were one of a number of smaller companies manufacturing guitars and folk instruments in the 1920's, operating just outside of the world of companies like Martin & Gibson, and without the related acclaim. Initially formed in 1890 as the Groeshel Mandolin company, the company became Stromberg-Voisinet in 1921 and began making six string instruments before it was purchased by Kay in 1931. The most well known of these is the Venetian, with its unique mandolin style body shape making it one of the most recognisable pre-war guitars. This 1920s KayKraft branded Stromberg-Voisinet Venetian is a wonderful example in exception condition for an instrument of its age.
This guitar features an arch top design with a Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, with a particularly open and resonant sound, with the sort of woody tone you get from pre war guitars of this nature. The neck has a chunk but playable profile, with the unique adjustable neck heel design found on these guitars that allows the player to adjust the neck angle easily, a quite revolutionary feature at the time. This guitar is finished with a deluxe pearl headstock face with the KayKraft logo.
This guitar has been given a full service & appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.