PAGE 1 - VTG AVAILABLE NOW! - UPGRADED & READY TO GO! - SQUARE-NECK SPIDER RESONATOR - OZARK 3515SQ LAP SLIDE, BLUEGRASS, COUNTRY, BLUES, DOBRO GUITAR - VTG1313.
Spruce & Mahogany 12-Fret Neck, Bound Flat Fingerboard, Slotted Headstock, Upgraded Reversed Stewmac Golden Age Machineheads, Michael Messer National strings.
£299
Intro
Extract from the website of Stentor, UK Distributors for Ozark....

"This Ozark square neck wood body resonator is perfect for lap steel style playing. Its single-cone 'spider' resonator delivers plenty of sound and projection. The reversed machineheads are ideal for the lap position slide playing and ensure easy tuning. Its sunburst finish is complemented by a chrome plated coverplate and tailpiece. This is easily the best value guitar for experimenting with slide techniques in Hawaiian, Country, Bluegrass or Blues styles. Ozark is the choice of established musicians as well as beginners and professionals, who all choose Ozark guitars, mandolins, banjos and bouzoukis for their excellent quality and superb value."
Description
Stock Number - VTG1313.

Ozark 3515SQ (Square-Neck) Resonator Guitar designed for lap style playing....nobody seems to be using the word Dobro in the description of the guitar, but that is what Jerry Douglas plays....instruments with the inverted cone & spider bridge invented by John Dopyera around 90 years ago. Dobro is also what Toby Wilson plays in the embedded YouTube clip below....but that one just happens to be a new example of the same Ozark 3515SQ model as this one!....See under "YouTube" heading below & follow this link to Toby's own website........
https://www.tobiaswilsonmusic.com/instruments

The model is still current....Toby Wilson bought his, featured in the YouTube clip recently.....but this example may be up to 10 years old, but does not show any physical signs of it's age, clearly having had very little use.

It is a square neck resonator guitar for lap-style playing, and is constructed with a select Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, classic Sunburst finish, 12-fret neck, flat fingerboard, open/slotted headstock, and inverted tuners for easy seated lap-style operation.

The Resonator assembly is of the classic Inverted Cone & "Spider" construction particularly used for Bluegrass. UK New SRP: £420.00.
Condition
The guitar is as the original spec., except for the machinehead upgrade I have completed. As originally the tuners are, as Ozark say, reversed, or more correctly descriptive, they are inverted, for lap-playing position. The replacement machines are the Stewmac "Golden Age" Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead - Square End, with Matt Cream buttons, matching the guitar's bindings etc. (could have been black to match the nut).......replica 3-on-plate tuners, square worm supports on rectangular steel plates, 15:1 gear ratio, relic nickel finish.....full details on this Stewmac website link....https://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Tuning_Machines/Slotted_Peghead_Guitar_Tuning_Machines/Golden_Age_Restoration_Tuners_for_Slotted_Peghead_Guitar_-_Square-end.html

The condition is excellent...not really a significant mark to see on it....if you wanted to be super-picky, you could say that one of the sound porthole cover-grills is slightly depressed!

In addition to fitting upgraded tuners, I have corrected a previous incorrect adjustment on the cone & spider bridge, and cleaned the fingerboard, of this very smart guitar.
Action, strings & cases
The set-up of the guitar appears to be as specified by the maker, with 10mm. string height at the nut.

Strings seen in the photos are old....I am intending to replace with Newtone Michael Messer Nickel-Plated Steel set for Square Neck with 16-59 gauges, but if you would prefer it strung with standard Martin light 12 gauge Bronze string instead that is no problem.

There is no case included....I can include a sound condition, modern, padded gigbag at no extra charge. I also have a collection of accessories, modern & vintage, including slides, tone bars, thumb picks, finger picks, straps etc......a limited number of which I may be able to include in the price, others available additionally.
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Delivery details
PLEASE SEE THE DETAILS ON UK & EUROPEAN DELIVERY OPTIONS, INTERNATIONAL SALES, FEEDBACK & TESTIMONIALS, OTHER GUITARS, PICKUP INSTALLATIONS, ETC. SECTIONS OF THE TWO "BOXES" AT THE HEAD OF PAGE 1.....HEADED "AVAILABLE GUITARS INVENTORY & ARCHIVE" AND "SALES & GENERAL ENQUIRIES".

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I have embedded the clip entitled "Breeze & Wilson - Jackie D Live at Quorn - Jan 2019" the gig immediately following the last time I saw them at the Floodgate Ale House in Stafford, at which Toby gave his newly arrived Ozark it's first public airing!

Can't resist adding a dose of the maestro, Jerry Douglas giving a fresh slant on one of my all time favorites, Hey Joe, as Additional Link #1!

.........and then some regular "Transatlantic Sessions" playing, as the second additional link.....there is much, much more where these came from!
Video
Useful links
Hey Joe | The Jerry Douglas Band
Jerry Douglas (Transatlantic Sessions, Glasgow Celtic Connections 1 Feb 2013)
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