H929TG - Stella tenor|
Acoustic flatop - Sunburst, vertical faux flame
Production year(s) : 1951-1970 (other years possible, not verified)
Tenor version of the H929 : 4 strings tuned CGDA - Pin type bridge
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- FOLKSTRINGS - 2008-05-21
I purchased my first one in 1963 (Wards). In the last two years I have refurbished 5 of them...just getting ready for my 6th. The real good ones go around $150 on EBay; less desireable are around $60 - $70 + about $30 shipping. They are an extrremely good value amn a lot of fun; particularly if they are in good - excellent condition. It's also interesting to convert one which is in poor shape to 8 strings (use mandolin parts). Posted in May, 2008.
- - 2010-01-29
Bought a fine 1969 Stella H929 tenor on ebay, all original and with the black/blue chipboard case. Very nice straight faux flame top and back. The logo is Stella Harmony with a little star. Changed the nylon strings for D'Adddario bronze steel strings (010-032) and tuned it in A. Put a little pickup in it which workes fine (a Rebel Music R2). Straight neck has nice medium action. The solid birch wood produces a bell-like tone that combines great with a standard tuned steelstring. Another great Harmony!
- Igor - 2010-04-01
Bought mine on ebay recently, $125, had to lower the action plus some minor work here and there. Put Golden LaBella nylons on it and it sounds awesome! Very unique tone, works great for fingerpicking : folk, country, other "Kingston Trio"-ish stuff... Tuned it to low GDAE, so it sounds more like a guitar than a mandolin.
- J.Moffitt - 2010-11-30
this humble tenor is often underrated IMHO, it's built very well and has a pleasant (though relatively quiet)tone.
I strung mine with nylon straings (GDAE tuning) and it sounds sweet.
- Cool Hand Luke - 2011-11-15
I purchase my H929TG from an antique store for $15.00 about 15 years ago. This guitar simply needed a new bridge installed to make it playable. It looks like brand new for a 1962 Tenor Guitar and the sound is superb. I am really glad I purchased this guitar. I tune it GDAE like a Bouzouki as I like performing Irish jigs & reels and Celtic music. Very Cool!
- gmryno - 2012-03-16
I just got out my Stella Tenor Guitar #110H929 that we purchased new in the early 60's. It is in beautiful condition. Don't intend to sell it, as my grandson wants to play it. Anyone have any ideas about the current value?
- Critter - 2013-09-22
Bought mine on ebay a few years ago for $250 +/- a few bucks shipped. Beautiful guitar but the original bridge had split and was replaced with a rectangular block of walnut and a piece of fret-wire. It sounds better than an original bridge.Its a bit different in other ways.
Double white stripes about 5/8" apart around the edge and a rounded 6 string type pick-guard. Tuned C-G-D-A with J-66's. It sounds amazing, for what it is. I love that little UN-original Guitar.
- Lowell - 2014-01-26
Just got mine a few months ago in a trade. Love it but it needs some work. Top is coming apart from the body and the bridge is lifting up. Have a great luthier friend who is going to do a restore with an added pickup can't wait!
- Cool Hand Luke - 2015-02-25
I just turned my Stella Tenor into a Delta Blues Guitar with the nasty open E tuning. It is incredible.
- Wild Bill - 2017-02-05
I just might be the luckiest person in this thread. I rescued a 1963 Stella H929 that someone threw away at my city dump. It's in perfect condition, and was still in its original blue/back faux alligator case. Plays and sounds GREAT!
- Michael - 2017-04-08
Trying to rescue my Stella Tenor. It was my first guitar that my dad bought me in 1963 (I was 10). Unfortunately, it suffered badly in the hands of someone I lent it to decades ago and I kind of forgot about it until I saw what they are now selling for. Ouch. Have to repair split in top and cracks in sides, clean up rusty hardware, touch up paint, chips, etc. Sentimental instrument for sure.
- Ed S. - 2020-03-08
I bought what I have believed was a H929TG Stella Tenor guitar about a year ago in Springfield, Mo. Yesterday I realized that the back of the body was coming loose. Further inspection revealed the back was nearly off. I removed the back and now can read the stamps on it. It was made in May 1962. It says 5-62 jc Made in USA. It is also stamped 809H930. So, H929 or H930 or _. I don't know. I do know that the back came off clean and it will live again.