HiloHilo guitar headstock with star “Hilo was an Oscar Schmidt brand name (along with Stella, Sovereign and La Scala). Hilo guitars were often sold by mail-order through the Schmidt-owned correspondence school: “The First Hawaiian Conservatory of Music”….Although a few were made with a conventional solid-neck, most Hilo guitars have hollow-neck design similar to that of the Weissenborn Hawaiian guitars. Several different Hilo models were made. but…

Although the Hilo Hawaiian guitar is purported to have been distributed by Oscar Schmidt, we have not been able to verify the actual manufacturer of these rather high quality Hawaiian guitars: [Source: Guitar Seminars]

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