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Classic mid thirties Martin stye shaded top that has had some modifications. We greatly doubt the sound hole is original and there is evidence of a pickup of some sort residing under the bridge at one time. But that soundhole may contribute to the unusual amount of low end this thing has for a tenor guitar. Well it’s also pretty large at just shy of 16″ across the back at the lower bout. It’s good and loud with plenty of punch. The coloring on the Adirondack spruce top is classic early thirties. Nice straight grain Brazilian rosewood for the back and sides.

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While all of these guitars bear the name “Silvertone” on their headstocks, the design of the instruments differs greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer. Many different models of Silvertone guitars exist, but the vast majority of them can be dated via the serial number. In general, the older the guitar is, the more it is worth.

Tenor Guitars Latest Arrivals MT – ‘s Martin TG – Gibson EST- Electric Archtop Tenor Guitar EXC but for one solidly repaired crack in the mahogany back. This is a great sounding classic with original sunburst top and Charlie Christian pickup. It plays really smoothly with a nice acoustic sound as well as electric.

I receive a lot of messages, asking what guitars and amps, have I been using on the Tour? These were my main guitars: Apart from different “backline” amps supplied at the concerts, I use a modified rare vintage Australian Woods Deluxe tweed amplifier, a modified vintage s Kustom orange amplifier, 2 x cabinets with vintage Celestion Greenback speakers dated It has a handmade 1-ply walnut wooden pickguard, shaped by master guitar builder John Curttright from Rockford Illinois.

A “Buddy Guy model” alder body and a “Buddy Guy” honey blonde maple neck with jumbo frets. With “Jimi Hendrix Woodstock” pickups, the middle pickup is an original vintage Only the bridge pickup has reverse polarity. The tone controls are reversed so that the bridge pickup has a tone control, and not the neck pickup. And extra adjustments were made to the vibrato system, so that it will always stay in tune.

You can hear how it sounds on 2 recent videos: My wife and I had a house in Sydney, Australia. And there was stashed stolen gear found under our house, dating back to the s.

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History[ edit ] A “The Gibson” acoustic guitar, with a 13th fret neck join, circular sound hole, and floating bridge. This was a transitional model with no f-holes and a much smaller body than the classic archtop. The archtop guitar is often credited [1] to Orville Gibson , whose innovative designs led to the formation of the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co, Ltd in His patent for a mandolin , which was also applicable to guitars according to the specifications, was intended to enhance “power and quality of tone.

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Stromberg-Voisinet Aero- uke c. In , later president Henry Kay “Hank” Kuhrmeyer joined the company, and in , with the help of an investor, [9] he bought the company and started producing electric guitars and amplifiers. Activity on Kuhrmeyer-era — [ edit ] The company initially manufactured only traditional folk instruments,[ citation needed ] but eventually grew to make a wide variety of stringed instruments, including violins , cellos , banjos , upright basses —and a variety of different types of guitars , including classical guitars , lap steel guitars , semi-acoustic guitars , and solid body electrics.

Some of Kay’s lower-grade instruments were marketed under the Knox and Kent brand names. In addition to manufacturing instruments for sale under its own brands, Kay was also a prolific manufacturer of “house branded” guitars and folk instruments for other Chicago-based instrument makers and, at times, for major department stores including Sears and Montgomery Ward.

Kay also made guitar amplifiers , beginning with designs carried over from the old Stromberg company. Kay eventually subcontracted its amplifier production to Chicago music industry rival Valco in the s. Decline on Katz-era — [ edit ] After the retirement of Kuhrmeyer in , the company was taken over by Sidney M. The product line of Kay was shifted toward electric musical instruments on demands, and in , the company moved to a new factory in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

In Katz sold Kay to Seeburg Corporation , and he became the head of Seeburg’s musical instrument division.

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Looks like most all the original parts are there, but the guitar is disassembled and will need plenty of work. I always liked the sound and look of these guitars. It has the vintage vibe and hopefully will have the sound that players like Jimmy Reed made with his.

Silvertone Guitar History – Silvertone Guitar History. Silvertone guitars were sold by Sears from to The Silvertone brand name had been in use since , being applied to Jun 7, Silvertone Vintage Aristocrat Archtop Jazz Guitar. This is a vintage Silvertone Aristocrat archtop jazzbox dating back to the s. roman.

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The move was complete by From its Tennessee complex, Mapes buys its own steel wire rod, from which it draws wire for the spring, automotive, piano, defense, and toy industries. In addition to piano wire, Mapes draws music spring wire, both tin-coated and cd-zn coated, type stainless, type stainless steel, bearing steel, high-carbon flat wire, and copper. Founded in in New York City, Mapes started its wire production operations in the mountains of east Tennessee in Arnold Poppenberg Canada Contact:

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Find info about particular brand items under ‘ Products’ It has been 30 years since Sears ended its association with the Silvertone brand, but the public’s association is so strong to this day that many still believe Silvertone is a Sears brand. It is a testament to the success and quality of Sears’ Silvertone products that the public still associates the two names so closely. The Sears Silvertone radio and Silvertone guitar, two highly collectible items today, are largely responsible for America’s fond recollection of the Sears-Silvertone connection.

The Legend Lives Old Kraftsman Guitars are back! We have been gone for a long time, however we are now stronger than ever. Our guitars are still made with the upmost quality and craftsmanship.

If you’re not familiar with my site, it’s simple, and you’ll love it or hate it: It’s not a fancy site but it remains unchanged since ’98 and I firmly believe, “if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it. Just click on any underlined text and it should open a picture; if you move your cursor over the pic and there’s a magnifying glass displayed instead of your cursor, click the pic and it will expand it to larger size.

People are raving about these things as a way to recreate that vintage tape delay in a small stomp box. It does a cool chorusing thing that I really dig. Check it out here. Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face Reissue. Early Dunlop reissue of the famed Fuzz Face, including the smiley face treadle. All I know is it sounds great for pure vintage fuzz. In lovely condition and if you remind me I have some Dunlop feet I can install before shipping. Electroharmonix B9 Organ Machine.

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Yamaki-Daion guitar history from the internet archive. In , Daniel started production of Silvertone solidbody guitars for Sears. This auction is for a vintage silvertone Sears Roebuck and co. This is a very light but powerful steel and a cool piece of ‘s steel history. May 5, silvertone electric guitar drop d tuning history silvertone classic guitar history silver bells guitar tuner drop tuning cords san diego history Mar 15, silvertone u-1 bass history of silvertone danelectro eletric guitar silvertone stereo repair silvertone birds vintage silvertone amplifier rochester history picture archives Silvertone Acoustic Guitar was the guitar that generations of musicians grew up with.

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Type: Acoustic Steel String, Archtop, Guitars Listed: 06/11/ Built from to , the Gibson L was a straightforward, non-cutaway archtop guitar with few frills, and until was most often a round-hole archtop.

The condition of this high end instrument is excellent plus and this guitar is simply wonderful. Only the highest grade woods used as you can see This guitar shows very little fret wear. There are just a few minor nicks or scratches which is normal wear for a guitar of this vintage that has been lovingly played. This one is a one owner adult owned guitar and comes with its high quality custom hard shell case too. With room-filling projection, the CY is a guaranteed conversation starter.

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Known as “C” or peanut body. Sides, neck and bridge blocks were constructed of a Poplar frame, stapled together. The unpainted sides were covered in a whitish vinyl material.

Gerry Joe Weise, guitars and amplifiers, Eastern and Western Tours I receive a lot of messages, asking what guitars and amps, have I been using on the Tour? We played the last 6 months, 16 countries with 26 cities, in Eastern and Western Europe, travelling over 10, miles / 25, km.

Tweet on Twitter Few non-American guitar brands have meant so much to so many American guitar buffs as Teisco guitars. Even Dan Forte, who essentially began the category of writing about off-brand guitars and who has given me many an entertaining moment in my life , chose Teisco Del Rey as his nom de plume, with more than a little tongue-in-cheek humor in the selection, no doubt.

Times change, of course, and so do perceptions. With the renewed interest in these humble guitars growing, I thought it might be time to turn our intention to the story of Tesico guitars. Before we begin, it should be pointed out that some time ago Guitar Player presented the history of Teisco, based on information painstakingly translated from a Japanese article penned by Mr.

Unfortunately, the article used for reference was an older piece which has subsequently been totally revised and corrected by Mr. Noguchi based on later interviews with principals in the Teisco company. Some of the chronology in the GP story is inaccurate. What follows here is the latest and most accurate information on Teisco in regards to company history , confirmed in repeated direct communications with Mr.

This information also supersedes some incorrect facts in my own essay on Teisco Del Rey Spectrum 5 guitars in the first issue of Vintage Guitar Classics. By the way, if you like older Japanese guitars, you must obtain a copy of Mr. It is lusciously printed in color and, while the text is in Japanese, model names and dates are in English, so it is an invaluable reference tool, as well as a fun coffee table book.

Some of the following information on specific guitars comes from this source, as well as catalogs and other research materials kindly provided by dedicated guitar fans in both the U. Your corrections and additions are most welcome!

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Contact Us Harmony Guitars Harmony almost wrote the book on guitars and responsible for so many rock stars. These affordable guitars are now very sort after and have become very expensive. Many of these models have been copied and reissued over the years.

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The company is famous as the first manufacturer of resonator guitars, which were hugely popular in blues and a bit later bluegrass music. National merged with the Dobro company, another maker of resonator guitars, around to form the National Dobro Corporation. The company began producing electric instruments in the s that included electric guitars, lap steels, mandolins and amplifiers.

These pre-war electric instruments are fairly rare today, though the lap steels pop up with some regularity. The archtop bodies for the guitars were sourced from Regal and then from Kay, but the electronics were developed and manufactured by National-Dobro. National-Dobro was reorganized into the Valco company in

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Thus began the most successful American-made stringed instrument producer ever. By , Harmony stated annual sales of , units. In , annual sales were reported to be , units sold. The amount of instruments being produced by Harmony made up the largest percentage of stringed instruments being manufactured in the U. They continued to turn in impressive annual sales figures right up till the company was dissolved in approximately These are among the most popular inexpensive guitars ever built.

Acoustic and electric archtop guitars. Barbershop Harmony Society The Barbershop Harmony Society brings men together in harmony and fellowship to enrich lives through singing.

Online dating matches compatible Dating silvertone archtop guitars — but turning a hundred buck bargain basement Kay into a great playing instrument, learning by trial and error, is what real guitar collecting is all about. Hi I have a Blonde hollow body Guitar with two pick ups and a single cut away, fitted with a Bigsby tremelo arm. At the height of the guitar boom in the mid s, Harmony was building more than instruments per day. Not only were they producing Harmony-branded guitars, there was a time when the Chicago-based factory was making guitars for 57 different brand names and trademarks.

One the headstock it just says Kraftsman, not Old Kraftsman. The body is light colored with double F hole cutaway and has K42 stamped inside. I’m wondering about the year of manufacture and the small size.

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