Serenader Venetian Western guitar in Venetian style – U.S.A. – 1927

Serenader Venetian Western guitar The Guitar Database


Acoustic Hollow Body Western guitar in Venetian style


Venetian head and decoration

Spruce top, maple back and sides, V-shaped neck, rosewood bridge

Mother of pearl fretboard


This so-called Venetian guitar was made in 1927. This model developed around 1930 into an archtop guitar, popular among blues musicians, and was produced until 1934. The shape of the guitar resembles that of Venetian mandolins from the 19th century. The unique design with its ladder-shaped bracing and pickguard is attributed to Joseph Zorzi, an Italian-American luthier who started working as a production manager at Stromberg-Voisinet in 1926, a year before this model hit the market.

Last updated on 27 April 2020
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