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I believe the B&J Serenader brand was mainly manufactured under the Regal company, this particular one however seems to have a lot in relation to the Oscar Schmidt guitars, The body shape, bracing, tailpiece and bridge are certainly Oscar Schmidt in style, all matching an all birch Stella I had in for repair previously.
The body is the same in construction as it's more famous cousins, all solid birch, ladder bracing, 13 1/2" lower bout, 9 3/4" upper bout.
The neck has a 25" scale length, the fretboard is maple with a Duco type paint job (the same paint style as done on the National resonator guitars of the time) with gold sparkle marker dots, flat fingerboard radius as is common on these guitars but with a solid headstock and the original tuners, the wooden nut is also the original. A good V neck profile on this one.
The guitar has been all gone over, including having all of the braces reglued to make it structurally stable and a neck reset.
An added bonus is that it even comes in its ORIGINAL though tatty case.
I've currently got it setup and tuned in the key of Sam Chatmon, (C# standard) and it sounds great there, that's what it's tuned to in the quick demo video below.
Great playing Alex. I'm reminded of a chap I used to know who would make flutes from cane and flog them at Portobello Rd. He was an accomplished flute and sax player and he sold out every week just by playing them. Next week some folk would return claiming their flute was faulty and he'd pick it up,give it a blast of Roland Kirk or whatever and say 'Appears to be working fine'