H1141 - Stella|
Acoustic flatop - Brown, then Red shaded
Production year(s) : 1947-1966 (other years possible, not verified)
It looks like it replaced the very similar H1105 Stella. Nickeled tailpiece, floating bridge - Body shape changed from the rounded shape to the later "grand concert" shape in 1957. A "warm red" shaded finish replaced the older brown shaded in 1959. Painted on fret markers, snowflake on early models, then rectangles from 1959. Was then replaced in 1967 by the H941 with a pin type bridge.
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|All solid woods|
|Body depth||3"5/8||93 mm|
|Sizes for the late version after 1957|
23 comments | Add your comment !
- dan - 2007-03-04
I have a model 1141 in a brown sunburst finish grand concert body & stamped inside with the model #1141 and f-57-t. It has a old style stella(thicker letters & w/out star) logo on headstock and single painted line on soundhole and top edge.
- Jammin A blues - 2009-01-18
The f-57-t translates to fall 1957 for production. the last 't' relates to the worker line.
- MaddMikes - 2009-03-30
I have an H1141 I got 30 years ago from Goodwill for $30.00us. It got the top torqued out by a roommates kid band sat for 18 yrs. Luthier in town repaired it and added a couple of strategic supports and put in a Fischmann Humbucker. D tuning and this baby is a total hill country holla. It is NOT for sale! Kicks ass thru a marshall
- huh-muh-nee - 2009-07-05
i have a 1947 Stella H1141 Hawaiian Slide guitar. its in the process of appraisal right now.
- Nux - 2010-02-03
I have an H1141 in very good condition with the red finish and snowflake fret markings and it sounds and plays incredibly well. I picked it up at a Goodwill for $20 and I put another $40 & some elbow grease into it replacing the bridge & nut. I can't describe how incredibly good the sound is on this old guitar! I have a pricey Yamaha acoustic that this old Stella puts to shame! Wouldn't ever want to get rid of it.
- haymaker - 2010-03-07
just picked up an old stella stamped on the inside is 4926 H1141 it is sunburst with a wooden tailpiece which I don't think it orig. anyone have an idea of when this guitar was made? with some setup work this little guitar will be pretty nice. Any info on this is much appreciated
- Borunda - 2010-05-17
I have the Holiday brand of this model in red burst. The inside stamp reads 9207H1141. Still can't find a H1141 model with the Holiday brand on the headstock. And ive looked everywhere online. I got it for cheap and it sounds beautiful.
- slow foot - 2010-08-03
I have my grandmothers she got in 1946, great condition looks like a tobacco sunburst, so lucky to have it.
- breavman - 2010-09-05
I have what I think is an H1141. It's the right size. Someone stripped the finish--the top, back, and fretboard--and refinished it very poorly, with glops of urethane everywhere. I stripped everything and stained it a mahogany colour. There were traces of red in the wood, though, and that, plus the measurements, make me think it's an H1141. Sounds good--like a birch Harmony should.
- bigpne - 2011-03-11
got one red just like the pic S-67-GM inside
- - 2011-05-13
I have a Stella steel reinforced neck made in the U.S.A. 229H1411
- Rodger - 2011-05-13
I just bought a 223H1141 - Stella steel reinforced neck made in the U.S.A./ its awesome shape,
- Joe - 2011-06-10
Just found this site. What a great resource! I have my mother's (and at one time, my uncle's) old red Stella. The serial is 197H1141. It is difficult to play as the strings sit very high. Good sound though. It actually is rather loud. This instrument has a soul!
- PickerPA1443 - 2012-05-29
Swapped an MIC Squier Strat for a '59 H1141 that had been converted into an acoustic bass by some enterprising individual with some good woodworking skills, the guitar was unearthed at an estate sale. Must have been the steel in the neck that held it together, along with some cleverly hidden neck joint reinforcements. The bassy sound is like no other, ringing and authorative. A little elbow grease and it'll be a one-of-a-kind instrument that'll turn heads everywhere! I'd convert it back to a guitar, but since its already been converted to my favorite kind of instrument, I think I'll keep it that way.
- My dad's guitar - 2012-07-25
I got this guitar from my dad when he passed away. Its numbered 1808 H 1141, sure wish I could figure out its model year!! Beautiful classic.
- dad - 2013-06-05
I have a 65 1141 that has Harmony on headstock, not Stella. Pinless bridge on it though, never seen one like it.
- Blake - 2014-05-06
I just picked up a red sunburst H1141 made S-66. The number 1 is stamped, separately inside. Any clues as to what this number means?
- Alan - 2015-04-02
Just bought a Stella Wit the name and the famous "Steel Reinforced Neck" on the headstock, with F-62 stamped inside, so I know the year. The problem is that it has dots stenciled on the fretboard, not the diamonds / fancy markers like the example pics. Any help if this is a different kind of Stella?
- Nathan - 2016-02-29
I have what looks to be a Stella H1105 but it appears to be unmarked, I've been searching everywhere on the guitar for any kind of number but all I can find is a worn out "made in USA" inside the sound hole. It has a nickel tail plate but not like the one on the H1141, if anyone could help me out in pinpointing the year and model o would greatly appreciate it
- rick the music man - 2016-03-14
nothing beats the sound of the stella 1141 its really an original classic sound for classic country music
- Charlie - 2017-03-04
Stamped and penciled inside of a Stella guitar a friend is looking to repair....6910H1141.
- Ashley Steelman - 2017-03-28
Can anyone help me identify a guitar please
- Derektheclubsinger - 2017-11-19
Just finished a restoration of a 1948 'F48' Stella H1141, sunburst finish, chunky V neck, floating bridge, painted snowflake inlays and stamped Kluson tuners. Great sound from this guitar, body size is similar to an OM. Definitely worth bring back to life.