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Old 07-22-2020, 10:11 PM
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Default The Stromberg name is back - again...

Looks like they've gone over from Korean to European manufacture:

http://stromberguitars.com/

Anybody heard/played/know where to find one...?
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Old 07-23-2020, 06:58 AM
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Hi Steve—I was in the Netherlands in early October 2018, so nearly two years ago, and met up with Theo Scharpach who told me about this project. It sounded great—I recall the Stromberg estate may have let them take measurements off some of the classic Stromberg archtops. I believe they had hoped to have something ready to show at NAMM this year, but as is often the case there must have been delays. At any rate, it is wonderful to see their effort come to fruition! And unfortunately I don’t know where they are available to see/hear, but I will try to find out. —Richard
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:27 AM
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So far the website seems to imply they are all thin-line laminated bodies, they do look nice. Do you know where the factory is? Europe has a long history of excellent guitar making.
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:33 AM
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Hi Steve—I was in the Netherlands in early October 2018, so nearly two years ago, and met up with Theo Scharpach who told me about this project. It sounded great—I recall the Stromberg estate may have let them take measurements off some of the classic Stromberg archtops...
If Theo Scharpach is involved things could get real interesting in short order - possibly a new Master 300/400...?
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Old 07-23-2020, 11:36 AM
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Theo confirms he is still involved and at least the true carved archtop instruments are drawn from the original Strombergs. But predictably at a higher price point than the earlier ones. Here’s betting they are excellent instruments!
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If I were looking for a Stromberg style guitar, I would look at AJL guitars
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Hi Loren—Just looked at those AJL archtops, very nice looking indeed! Not a name I was familiar with, but great looking instruments. —Richard
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:12 AM
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Hi Loren—Just looked at those AJL archtops, very nice looking indeed! Not a name I was familiar with, but great looking instruments. —Richard
Me too, hadn't heard of them ..... in Finland!
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If I were looking for a Stromberg style guitar, I would look at AJL guitars
https://www.ajl-guitars.com/guitar-3...master_400.php
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Ranger Doug! That 19” design is huge! Single transverse brace. Like no other.
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