H917 - Stella|
Acoustic flatop - Sunburst
Production year(s) : 1940 (other years possible, not verified)
Precise model number is FF917 in 1940 catalog. Open slotted head. "Idento" tailpiece (place for your name on a rectangular card)
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- Wardog - 2011-01-12
I have this model, stamped 4100H917.
Also has F45, so built in'45 during the war. Has a wooden tailpeice as metal was scarce during the wartime effort.
- Kenny West - 2012-04-13
My Greatgrandmother left this guitar to me the same model#H917 I am glad to see information on it.
- - 2014-10-18
i got one of this guitar inside there is a number
21018917. what is the value?
- Malcolm Davis - 2018-08-12
Recently (July 2018) bought a Stella stamped 917 (no H stamped) parlor size. S41 is stamped on the inside, which I think means September 1941.
It has a chrome metal tailpiece, slot head, sunburst finish, and wooden moving saddle with a fret like piece of copper colored metal on the top where the strings rest (this is an early style I think?) It is very similar in appearance to the photos already posted for this model. The pics on the model posted show a wooden tailpiece rather than a metal one due to the war shortages. I suspect the one I have was built prior to the one with pics. All for now.
- alberto - 2019-03-08
I actually own the second one (in pictures, the one without strings) Glad to find some infos. Ex owner got it setted up w/ bone nut and saddle by a luthier in Italy. Love this guitar, perfect for open G delta blues 3