Weiss G-100 Or Stella Harmony? Need Advice To Identify

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Weiss G-100

Stella Harmony or Weiss G-100?

I’m currently in the process of trying to identify a guitar that I recently purchased.
I posted an ad on CraigsList looking for an old and inexpensive Stella guitar, and eventually, I came across a guitar that I thought was a Harmony Stella, only to find out that it probably  wasn’t.
It’s a long and sentimental story as to why I didn’t check everything before buying it, but that’s not important.
What’s important is that I’m still trying to figure out what type of guitar it actually is. After doing some research, the closest match I’ve been able to find is the Weiss G-100.
Although it’s not strictly a travel guitar, it’s a small parlor-shaped instrument that is very light and comfortable to hold.
I’ve attached a video sample of the guitar’s original sound, although it’s a bit sloppy. I’ve since removed the old, dirty, and rusty strings and started fixing the problems:

The Age of Weiss G-100

According to the previous owner, the guitar was over 40 years in his poseccion. And it was already used when he bought it.
The only ink stamp inside the body reads “4011 6”. I’m not sure if this is the date of manufacture, which could possibly be November 1940, or simply a serial number.
I’m hoping that someone can help me identify it.

Weiss G-100 Datebirth Mark

The issues of Weiss G-100

The guitar has a few problems that I need to address. 

  1.  One line of tuners (black ones on the image above) that replaced the original is not for the right side. 
  2. The neck is seriously bowed, so I need to remove the fretboard to fix it. I have no clear idea what a “Steel Reinforced Neck” looks like inside, but I know that it’s not an adjustable truss rod. I’m going to have to do some more research to figure out how to address this issue.
    OK. I already know, what “Steel Reinforced Neck” is. It’s an ancient predecessor of the adjustable truss rod. Alas.
  3. The wooden nut is also broken, and although it still works, it needs to be more reliable. I’ll probably replace it with a plastic one without using bones. Please keep in mind that it’s an old, extra-cheap, and beaten guitar from another century, so I don’t want to spend too much money on it. 

In conclusion, I’m excited to have this guitar, even though it’s not what I initially thought it was. I’m looking forward to fixing it up and playing it. If anyone has any information about what type of guitar it is or can offer any advice on how to fix the issues, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for reading!

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