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Offline Fredrik King

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Oscar Schmidt?
« on: June 04, 2006, 11:57:02 PM »
Hi,
What is the significance of the title Oscar Schmidt printed beneath the splashy Spirit logo on my Oscar Schmidt Spirit OE-10CS, serial number 9002168? This is a Les Paul copy I've mentioned in earlier posts, circa 1988 or 89. Thanks.
 

Offline TraditionalCountry

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2006, 06:13:03 AM »
They have a website which I believe gives their history and Washburn offers a free Oscar Schmidt catalog with the history of that company.Basicly,they once had six factories turning out musical instruments in large numbers that were sold largely in rural locations in the south in general stores,furniture stores and by traveling salesmen.
Lots of early African American blues players used that brand.Today,it is a brand name for Asian made instruments distributed by the Washburn folks.
Malcolm