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Manufacturer and distributor of: Wurlitzer pianos and Wurlitzer Historic Collection pianos. Box , Dayton, OH Full-service supplier of bags and hardshell cases. The firm also handles Hohner, Gabbanelli, Melodija, and Zupan button boxes and many other brands of accordions. Randy Wright, general manager. Manufacturer of the world-famous Accutronics spring reverb, used in quality amps throughout the world. Also, maker of Morley wah pedals and footswitches.

Monterey Leader H guitar

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It is stamped with “Fairbanks, made by Vega” which suggests , but the serial number is which suggests ish.

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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.

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H Monterey Leader guitar made by Harmony – One of the most popular archtop of the sixties – more than 30 years of production time. Early models had a lower fretboard and bridge, and painted white bindings. They have a steel reinforced neck but never had an adjustable trussrod. – Redburst, faux flame.

The ES was introduced in Gibson hired Ted McCarty in , who became President in He led an expansion of the guitar line with new guitars such as the “Les Paul” guitar introduced in and designed by Les Paul , a popular musician in the s and also a pioneer in music technology. Later, a shorter neck was added. Similar in size to the hollow-body Thinlines, the ES family had a solid center, giving the string tone a longer sustain.

In the s, Gibson also produced the Tune-o-matic bridge system and its version of the humbucking pickup, the PAF “Patent Applied For” , first released in and still sought after for its sound. These “modernistic” guitars did not sell initially. It was only in the late s and early 70s when the two guitars were reintroduced to the market that they sold well. The Firebird , in the early 60s, was a reprise of the modernistic idea, though less extreme. Modernization[ edit ] In the late 50s, McCarty knew that Gibson was seen as a traditional company and began an effort to create more modern guitars.

In the body design of the Les Paul was changed due to the demand for a double-cutaway body design. The Les Paul returned to the Gibson catalog in This began an era characterized by corporate mismanagement and decreasing product quality.

Kay Musical Instrument Company

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. Sennheiser e Silver Instrument Mic. The design and specs allow for simply draping over the top and resting on grill cloth if you prefer to not use a mic stand.

The following year, the company hired designer Lloyd Loar to create newer instruments. Loar designed the flagship L-5 archtop guitar and the Gibson F-5 mandolin that was introduced in , before leaving the company in In , Gibson introduced their first “Electric Spanish” model, the ES, followed by other electric instruments like steel guitars, banjos and mandolins.

If you’re looking for an easy to play guitar, the action doesn’t get any lower than this baby. Excellent value and quality that’s typical of Korea today. This model was only made in one small run so there aren’t many of these around – most of the Harm 3 models feature the cats eye f-hole in a semi-hollow design while this model was a limited edition production model that’s no longer available.

It features a solid archtop mahogany body, 22 fret maple set-neck with ebony fretboard and synthetic bone nut, side markers on the side of fretboard only, jumbo frets, flat The setup on this guitar is superb and the tone is warm and rich, very good choice for anything besides metal. Last Guitar , pic2. More pics and full description at this link: Owned by Martin Miranda, my world-class tech, who was a close friend of Bernie and this was the last guitar that Bernie ever built, albeit not quite finished, and he was working on it the very day of his untimely passing.

Click the link for a full description and feel free to email Martin Miranda directly at the address on the page. Carvin remains one of the best buys on the USA guitars – especially on the used market.

Gibson

A – If you’re a buyer, the value is the max price you are ready to pay to have it. If you’re a seller, the value is the minimum amount you accept to sell it.. You can check ebay for completed sales for the same model, but value on ebay is not value in a shop or elsewhere, for reasons. Outside of a completed transaction, value has no meaning, so please do not ask me to value your guitar. Please re-read above and you’ll have the answer.

Kay Musical Instrument Company was a musical instrument manufacturer of the United States, in operation from the s until the s.. Kay was established in in Chicago, Illinois, by Henry Kay Kuhrmeyer, from the assets of the former Stromberg-Voisinet (founded as Groeschel Mandolin Company in ).. Kay offered their first electric guitar in — five years after the Rickenbacker.

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 so I figure, “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. These guitars already have a great vintage vibe with an authentic looking two-tone sunburst gloss finish, parchment parts, and tinted neck, so the vintage logo is icing on the cake.

Other features include C-shaped maple neck with maple fingerboard and modern 9. Like the early vintage models this guitar also has stacked knobs with a volume and tone on each pot. The tone pots are the click type, rather than a smooth taper; nice touch. It might seem odd to have a Jaguar logo but we wanted to have a little fun with it and the two models are very close in styling, especially on these Vintage Modified models.

We also did a Jaguar with a Jazzmaster logo! The logo job is perfect with several coats of nitro finish, wet sanding between coats, built up to be as thick as the logo so the outline isn’t visible pic here. Suffice it to say it definitely looks like a regular factory logo. We have been impressed with the quality of the Jags and Jazzmaster Vintage Modified, which we feel is as good as the Vintage Vibe series of Strats and Teles. Pickups are especially good sounding.

If you’re looking for a Jaguar with a look like no other, and guaranteed to be set up better than anything you’ll find in the stores, including our additional fret work and nut work.

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This site has the most comprehensive assortment of Harmony Guitars On the Internet. Models, pictures and other information. A must for all Harmony Fans.

Harmony (short) FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Q – What’s the value of my Harmony guitar?; A – If you’re a buyer, the value is the max price you are ready to pay to have it. If you’re a seller, the value is the minimum amount you accept to sell it.. Easy! You can check ebay for completed sales for the same model, but value on ebay is not value in a shop or elsewhere, for reasons. Outside of.

It is in fact the very first “Club-Style” guitar that I have seen with Hofner-fitted active electrics. So, it was even more disturbing to hear that the guitar, after being purchased “on-line”, had arrived in pieces and was in very poor condition. Luckily, the new owner, Bob Cocozza, has employed the services of James Payze in the UK Red Barn Repairs to restore the guitar, the results of which can be seen on the linked page.

It is interesting to see that this guitar was fitted with a centre body sustain block, which is very unusual on a “Club-Style” guitar.. It did actually appear in the “New Guitars” supplementary price list of Spring together with the Fledermaus guitar, but not in the main Hofner price list. I haven’t been able to find any reference to it in any Hofner catalogue.

Very few are in existence, and the controls and electrical circuitry seem to vary between examples. Walter Hofner was very interested in guitar circuitry, and this was no doubt just one of his projects. The was basically a Club-Style guitar fitted with a transistorised amplifier circuit, a battery, and a small loudspeaker.

Chris’ Guitars, on sale, best price on the web

Guitar Player December Letters to the editor; Guitaring; Questions; It’s New. VG condition, mailing label on back.

gretsch ‘s hardshell case original! “no reserve” item number: sold. gretsch ‘s hardshell case original! “no reserve”.

The ES was introduced in Gibson hired Ted McCarty in , who became President in He led an expansion of the guitar line with new guitars such as the “Les Paul” guitar introduced in and designed by Les Paul , a popular musician in the s and also a pioneer in music technology. Later, a shorter neck was added. Similar in size to the hollow-body Thinlines, the ES family had a solid center, giving the string tone a longer sustain.

In the s, Gibson also produced the Tune-o-matic bridge system and its version of the humbucking pickup, the PAF “Patent Applied For” , first released in and still sought after for its sound. These “modernistic” guitars did not sell initially. It was only in the late s and early 70s when the two guitars were reintroduced to the market that they sold well.

The Firebird , in the early 60s, was a reprise of the modernistic idea, though less extreme.

Vintage 1952 Harmony H51 Archtop Guitar