Stromberg-Voisinet Venetian (1920s)

A great little Blues guitar. This lovely little creation was manufactured by the predecessor to Kay Musical Instruments sometime around 1920. The unusual shape of the half-slotted peghead  is what dates the guitar to the turn of the century through the early 1920's. This design was only used by Stromberg-Voisinet during that period. 

Henry Kay Kuhrmeyer was secretary, treasurer and later president of the Stromberg-Voisinet company. In 1931 he renamed the company, using his own middle name and built it into a powerhouse instrument manufacturing firm (KAY) that lasted well into the 1960's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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