Menzenhauer instruments


Most of these were made after the connection with Oscar Schmidt, but they have some distinctive features that relate them to the original Menzenhauer instruments.

A very early model 0 1/2

Another early one -

the tuner bar and note label are separate pieces, nailed on

The St. Louis special

This one belonged to my great-great-grandfather.

That soundhole decal and variants are common among the Menzenhauer & Schmidt instruments

Special Panama Model 1915


Someone painstakingly built a wooden case to carefully follow that Menzenhauer contour. Alas, it was empty when I found it.


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