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1960’s Vintage Guitars

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Find out all you need to know need to know about the best and most rare vintage guitars from the Sixties! Besides bigger brands such as Fender and Gibson, several smaller brands flourished in this decade, and names such as Airline, Supro, Teisco and Hagstrom are today very desirable.

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The Beatles helped to turn electric guitars into a popular musical instrument, in the 1960’s

It is hard to imagine today, but in the early 1960’s having an electric guitar in your home was rare. In fact, it was likely that your parents were steering you in the direction of accordion lessons. Yikes! The Beatles – and of course others – stopped all that. Suddenly, electric guitars were #1 on every kids Christmas list. Companies that had been manufacturing Accordions for 20 years, retooled for electric guitars. EKO was at the forefront, and within 2 years they were shipping over 10,000 electric guitars to USA per year.

For most North American kids, including myself, their first guitar was an EKO or some Japanese import. Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Rickenbacker… these were all too expensive for our parents to buy for us. Hence, the foreign guitar manufacturers gave us what we wanted. Tip of the iceberg!

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Jimmy Page & Jack White: Guitar Player Magazine

Here I’ve highlights a few of my 60’s guitars, but it only scratches the surface. You’ll see the inspiration for launching Eastwood Guitars in these images below.

Below: A nifty 1959 Fender Musicmaker. I took it to the local luthier and asked him to refinish it, to remove the awful sticker. He said, “What?! That’s a Vintage Sticker!” It took me a while, but now I see his point of view. A couple of Fender Duo-Sonics, which were the inspiration for the Warren Ellis Tenor Series. The Airline Guitars were sold through Montgomery Ward.

Vintage 1959 Fender MusicMaker Electric Guitar

Vintage 1959 Fender MusicMaker Electric Guitar

Vintage 1965 Fender Duo-Sonic Electric Guitar

Vintage 1965 Fender Duo-Sonic Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Airline Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Airline Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Airline Electric Bass Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Airline Electric Bass Guitar

Below: Perhaps my favorite 1960’s guitars, the Domino’s. I have owned many Domino Californian’s over the years (the VOX Phantom copy). They are fun to fix up and fun to play. Domino made one of the better quality reproduction guitars in the late sixties. The Spartan pickguard was autographed by Edwyn Collins.

Vintage 1960's Domino Californian Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Domino Californian Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Domino Californian Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Domino Californian Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Domino Baron Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Domino Baron Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Domino Dawson Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Domino Dawson Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Domino Spartan Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Domino Spartan Electric Guitar

Below: If your first electric guitar was in the 1960’s, there is a good chance it was a Teisco. Here are a few from the mid-sixties. The Teisco Del Ray was perhaps the most popular student guitar from the 1960’s. No wonder guitars became so popular in the sixties, would you rather be playing a Teisco Del Ray or an accordion?

Vintage 1960's Teisco ET-200 Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Teisco ET-200 Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Teisco ET-??? Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Teisco ET-??? Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Teisco ET-??? Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Teisco ET-??? Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Teisco EP7T Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Teisco EP7T Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Teisco EV3T Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Teisco EV3T Electric Guitar

Below: One last Teisco, a Mosrite Joe Maphis copy, which was also the inspiration for the Eastwood Sidejack Series. Then, a couple of Italian masterpieces: The Cobra is one of a dozen or so NOS guitars that I picked up when the Milwaukee connection flushed their last holdings. The Galanti, on the other hand, is quite a rare bird. I’ve seen a few in Europe, but not over here. It is an extremely well made piece. The Victoria. I must say that this is perhaps one of the coolest guitars I have. This is truly a work of art. Art Deco. What a looker. It was recently re-issued through the Eastwood Custom Shop. The Regent is from Canada, the name Regent was a Canadian label for GUYATONE.

Vintage 1960's Teisco V2 Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Teisco V2 Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's EKO Cobra 12 Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s EKO Cobra 12 Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Galanti Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Galanti Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Victoria Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Victoria Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Regent Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Regent Electric Guitar

Below: A few more Guyatones, the second one has a set neck, may be from the late fifties. Check out the pickguard on the middle one. Awesome! Next to it is an inexpensive Prestige Mosrite copy. Another 2015 Eastwood Custom Shop project was the Guyatone LG-50.

Vintage 1960's Guyatone Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Guyatone Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Guyatone Setneck Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Guyatone Setneck Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Tradition Zenon Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Tradition Zenon Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Prestige Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Prestige Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Teisco Electric Guitar (model unknown)

Vintage 1960’s Teisco Electric Guitar (model unknown)

Below: Far left is a guitar I lust after, but have never owned. I found it in a shop in San Diego but they were asking around $2000 for it. I found the one next to it on EBAY – in a severe state of dsrepair – for $100. I installed a tune-o-matic bridge and a Bigsby. Awesome player! Next to that are a couple of Norma’s and another attempt at copying the Burns pickguard.

Vintage 1960's Coral Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Coral Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Coral Electric Guitar (refurbished)

Vintage 1960’s Coral Electric Guitar (refurbished)

Vintage 1960's Norma Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Norma Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Norma Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Norma Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Norma Burns Copy Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Norma Burns Copy Electric Guitar

Below: One last entry level Norma, then a totally cool EKO Florentine. I picked this up from the LoDuca remnants. It is a semi-hollow that looks like a cross between an SG and a 335. Believe it or not, it plays like a dream!. Next to that is a Hi-Lo (also available from Ibanez). The funniest review I have ever read on Harmony central was about a Hi-Lo guitar. Crazy! A KAY SG and an unknown…

Vintage 1960's Norma Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Norma Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's EKO Florentine Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s EKO Florentine Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Hi-Lo Burns Copy Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Hi-Lo Burns Copy Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's or 1970's Kay SG Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s or 1970’s Kay SG Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Teisco Spectrum Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Teisco Spectrum Electric Guitar

Below: Wickedly popular Univox Hi-Flyer. Eastwood makes an excellent Phase IV replica that is far better than the original. This photo is one of the earliest Hi-Flyer models. Next to that is a “Montclair” Burns copy, just like the Hi-Lo pictured earlier. A Welson Concord from Italy. Nice guitar and hard to find.

Vintage 1960's Univox Custom Hi-Flyer Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Univox Custom Hi-Flyer Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Montclair Burns Copy Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Montclair Burns Copy Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Welson Concord Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Welson Concord Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Teisco Spectrum 2 Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Teisco Spectrum 2 Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Domino Californian Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Domino Californian Electric Guitar

Below: A Stafford semi-hollow body. A beautiful Hagstrom II and a Hagstrom Futurama. Hagstrom made some wonderful guitars with exceptionally fast necks. The greenburst is a Kawai and then a single pickup version of the Domino Baron.

Vintage 1960's Stafford Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Stafford Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Hagstrom II Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Hagstrom II Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Hagstrom Futura Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Hagstrom Futura Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Kawai Electric Guitar (Greenburst)

Vintage 1960’s Kawai Electric Guitar (Greenburst)

Vintage 1960's Domino Baron Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Domino Baron Electric Guitar

Below: Another of my favorite designs, the EKO 700, in two models, 4V and 3V. Equally nifty is the 500 3V. According to my neighbor, one of the best playing guitars in the entire collection, the single pickup 1967 Red Cobra. Next to that is it’s brother the Cobra Bass.

Vintage 1960's EKO 700-4V Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s EKO 700-4V Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's EKO 700-3V Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s EKO 700-3V Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's EKO 500-3V Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s EKO 500-3V Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's EKO Cobra Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s EKO Cobra Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's EKO Cobra Electric Bass Guitar

Vintage 1960’s EKO Cobra Electric Bass Guitar

Below: According to me, one of the best playing guitars in the collection, the Goya Rangemaster. Made in Italy. As is the beautiful Red Galanti and the Espana 335. The Espana is identical to the VOX Lynx. The GL Rangemaster is another outstanding Italian guitar. Lastly is a token Airline Bass with a white Gumby headstock.

Vintage 1960's Goya Rangemaster Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Goya Rangemaster Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Galanti Electric Guitar (red)

Vintage 1960’s Galanti Electric Guitar (red)

Vintage 1960's Espana 335 Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Espana 335 Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Goya GL Rangemaster Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Goya GL Rangemaster Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Airline Electric Bass Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Airline Electric Bass Guitar

Below: More unusual suspects. Another Kawai 4 p/u Bison-like beast. Then, the ever-popular but VERY hard to find 1967 Teisco May Queen. (You can find a nice May Queen re-issue on the 1990+ page and another recent Eastwood Custom Shop model here). A very rare Norma split p/u Barney Kessel design. The timeless Teisco ET460 Del Ray and a simple Sekova Bison.

Vintage 1960's Kawai Electric Guitar (with 4 pickups)

Vintage 1960’s Kawai Electric Guitar (with 4 pickups)

Vintage 1960's Teisco May Queen Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Teisco May Queen Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Norma Barney Kessel Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Norma Barney Kessel Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Teisco ET-460 Del Rey Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Teisco ET-460 Del Rey Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Sekova Bison Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Sekova Bison Electric Guitar

Below: As you can see, we got our walls painted the other day, hope you like it! Anyway, on the left is an AWESOME Kawai Bass. This baby looks, feels, plays like no other Bass from its time. REALLY well made, big and heavy (the picture scale looks small but this is bigger than a Fender Precision). Next to that is a nice Silvertone Mosrite with slider controls. You can see the inspiration for the Sidejack Series in many of these guitars. Interesting because it as an indiviual slider volume for each pickup, so you can dial in an unlimited variety of tones. A 1965 Hofner Galaxie. An early 1960’s Vivona which was made by EKO, and a wee Hi-Tone. Wee guitar, HUGE head. Great canoe paddle.

Vintage 1960's Kawai Monster Electric Bass Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Kawai Monster Electric Bass Guitar

Vintage 1960's Silvertone Mosrite Slider Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Silvertone Mosrite Slider Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Hofner Galaxie Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Hofner Galaxie Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Vivona Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Vivona Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Hi-Tone Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Hi-Tone Electric Guitar

Below: Here is a nice ’62 Fender Musicmaster. Then two sweet GOYA Rangemasters and a wacky Galanti. Cool, Rare, but wacky! Next is one of my current favorites, a 6-string Espana Viola shaped guitar. Extremely well made guitar. This guitar was also made at the VOX factory, and shares all the same parts and finish ast the 335 style Espana pictured way up above.

Vintage 1962 Fender MusicMaster Electric Guitar

Vintage 1962 Fender MusicMaster Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Goya Rangemaster Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Goya Rangemaster Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Goya Rangemaster Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Goya Rangemaster Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Galanti Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Galanti Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Espana Viola Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Espana Viola Electric Guitar

Below: A beautiful Ampeg AMUB-1 Fretless Bass. Nice piece. Eastwood has been making some excellent re-issue versions of this in fretless EUB-1 and fretted EEB-1 versions. Next, a MINT 60’s Airline Barney Kessel featuring the very cool “Kleenex Box” pickups, another current Custom Shop Reissue. Next is NOT a Univox Hi-Flyer, but a RAVEN. This is exactly the same as the Univox, but was imported to Canada under the brand Raven. Then, a 9.5 Silvertone Mosrite and a VERY odd and curious guitar labeled CONTESSA. It is from Italy, and looks, feels, smells, just like the JG Italians. Unbelievealby good player.

Vintage 1960's Ampeg AMUB-1 Fretless Electric Bass Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Ampeg AMUB-1 Fretless Electric Bass Guitar

Vintage 1960's Airline Barney Kessel Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Airline Barney Kessel Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Raven Mosrite Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Raven Mosrite Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Silvertone Mosrite Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Silvertone Mosrite Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Contessa Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Contessa Electric Guitar

Below: On the left is a RARE Wandre Doris from the mid 1960’s. A true work of art. Next is a nice ’67 Fender Jaguar and the ’67 Domino Spartan, costing about 7000% less. Lastly, an EKO Florentine Bass with it’s partner 6-string.

Vintage 1960's Wandre Doris Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Wandre Doris Electric Guitar

Vintage 1967 Fender Jaguar Electric Guitar

Vintage 1967 Fender Jaguar Electric Guitar

Vintage 1967 Domino Spartan Electric Guitar

Vintage 1967 Domino Spartan Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's EKO Florentine Electric Guitar & Bass Guitar

Vintage 1960’s EKO Florentine Electric Guitar & Bass Guitar

Vintage 1960's Fender MusicMaster Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Fender MusicMaster Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Japanese Burns Copy Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Japanese Burns Copy Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Teisco EP-7 Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Teisco EP-7 Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960's Univox U2 Electric Guitar

Vintage 1960’s Univox U2 Electric Guitar

Vintage 1967 Domino Electric Bass Guitar

Vintage 1967 Domino Electric Bass Guitar

Vintage 1967 Mosrite Combo Electric Guitar

Vintage 1967 Mosrite Combo Electric Guitar

Vintage 1963 Supro Res-O-Glass Electric Guitar

Vintage 1963 Supro Res-O-Glass Electric Guitar

Vintage 1967 Supro Stratford Electric Guitar

Vintage 1967 Supro Stratford Electric Guitar

Vintage 1962 Airline Res-O-Glass Electric Guitar

Vintage 1962 Airline Res-O-Glass Electric Guitar

Below: A mint early 1960’s Airline with original case. This guitar is extremely rare. It is owned by a friend of mine that brought it over last week to tease me! Ouch! Fortunately he agreed to let me share some pictures with you. Thanks David! Take a look, she’s a beauty! (stop drooling!)

Vintage 1960's Airline Electric Guitar with original case

Vintage 1960’s Airline Electric Guitar with original case

Though nothing really beats the mojo of owning a true, vintage instrument, at least Eastwood have, over the past decade, done a great job at bringing back some of those gems, as mentioned before. And so is the case with the Airline guitars – let’s be honest: if you can’t find a vintage, white Airline with three pickups, it’s hard not to feel tempted by a new guitar such as the Airline 59 3P:

The Airline 59 3P. A new vintage?

The Airline 59 3P. A new vintage? Just give it time…

After all, this is the beauty of vintage guitars: they just need time! One day, your brand new Airline might be considered vintage, too…

102 thoughts on “1960’s Vintage Guitars

NinoDeMarcoPosted on  6:57 pm - Nov 19, 2013

Hello,
I was really blown away by your website! I Originally came trying to find information about 3 pieces I own. One is what appears to be a Blues Master copy manufactured in Japan by Antoria. Second is a viola shaped Bass guitar, brand Cameo. And lastly is a sunburst finish, Cobra electric guitar. But it’s not EKO like the Cobras I saw here. Think I may have some fun finds in these guitars, have you heard of any of these types I mentioned?

Mike RobinsonPosted on  9:16 am - Nov 20, 2013

sorry, not familiar with those.

chuckPosted on  8:26 pm - Nov 20, 2013

Hi I also have the vintage 1960’s Norma and I was wanting to know how much it is worth?

guitslingerPosted on  8:30 pm - Dec 2, 2013

Back in the early 70s I had a Pan copy of a Ventures Mosrite ,I traded it in on a ’65 Hagstrom II when in retrospect I should have held on to it and paid cash for the Hagstrom.It was an amazingly well made and excellent playing and sounding guitar but I haven’t seen either one like it since and have even placed ads in various publications to try and find one but haven’t had a reply yet.I certainly would jump at an opportunity to buy one if it were to come up for sale now.Is anyone else familiar with this brand and model or even just the Pan name?

TraceyPosted on  12:04 pm - Dec 4, 2013

Hello, I have a Vintage 1960’s Norma Barney Kessel Electric Guitar and was wondering what was the value of this guitar? Thanks!

Mike RobinsonPosted on  1:00 pm - Dec 4, 2013

$350-$600 range

Jackie GoodPosted on  1:20 am - Dec 5, 2013

Hi – great collection pictured here! I have a guitar that I am unable to identify and value. It belonged to my grandfather. He had it as long as I can remember and I was born in 1964. The only identification on it is a small metal plate on the front face of the head that reads “MELODY” (in all caps). Starburst body with a black pick guard and some mother of pearl looking inlays on the fretboard – does that sound like anything you’ve seen before?
Thanks for any input you might have.

MarkPosted on  10:38 am - Dec 5, 2013

Great page! I came looking for info on Domino Californian basses. Mine is cream colored, with a few little dings and a bit of rust but overall not bad. It has neck/body joint problems, but it’s playable. My web search suggests it was made by Teisco in the 60s when the Vox Phantom IV was popular, and perhaps sold through Sears. I was debating whether to throw it away or fix the neck. Your page convinced me not to throw it away. Can you tell me more about it?

Thanks,
Mark

Ken SpechtPosted on  11:05 am - Dec 6, 2013

I have a 1963 Futurama Coronado Sunburst In Very Good condition. It was my cousins that passed away in 1967. Been wrapped in a closet for 50 years. I’m trying to figure out what its worth.

RuthPosted on  2:53 pm - Dec 10, 2013

I have a stafford electric guitar it says steal reinforced neck on the front and a plate on the back that say Japan .I can’t seem to find any info on it and was wondering aprox. Value and anything else you can tell me about them

James SmithPosted on  5:50 pm - Dec 21, 2013

I’d like to find a 60s era Fender Palomino. I live in Brazil and have been unable to find one here. WOuld you happen to know of one?

Matt SmallPosted on  4:37 pm - Dec 27, 2013

Hi recently been going through some of my partners dad’s things after he unfortunately passed away and we found his old guitar that he used to play gigs with in the early 70’s. It looks to me like a Domino Dawson after some research, the bridge and tremelo arm set up are identical as are the scratchplate both the removable one and the fixed one at the point of the lower cutaway.

The thing is the headstock which is more Gibson-esque wheras all the pics i’ve seen of the dawson dominos have more fender type stocks. Everything else looks identical, does anyone have any ideas for confirming identity?

alexanderPosted on  3:31 am - Dec 29, 2013

I have amazing, brand new with case Valco Brilhart s/acoustic electric, made in Chicago approx.60-63, can’t get any info about it, can you help?

patsyPosted on  5:10 pm - Dec 30, 2013

I own a vintage Norma Ukulele CU500 still in original box with the original warranty tag and pick. it has never been used and still has the original plastic bag inclosing the instrument within the box. it was a gift to me in the late 1960’s and I never played it. What is the current value of this ukulele? is it worth anything or should I just let my 2 year old grandson play with it?

JackiePosted on  1:25 pm - Jan 6, 2014

Greetings Mike
Just wanted you to know how elated my boyfriend was when he saw the Mosrite – It was in wonderful shape and you did a good job on making it look like it was not a guitar – – suprise for Christmas. He is really excited to have that one back in the house. Thanks again! Great job! Hope you have a great New Year.

HaroldPosted on  3:53 pm - Jan 21, 2014

I inherited on of these “Vintage 1960’s Kawai Monster Electric Bass Guitar” yours is the closest I could find to what I have, mine has a sunburst finish. Do you know much about these? age, value…..

BLAKKI RITCHMOREPosted on  1:05 pm - Jan 25, 2014

I HAVE A 67 (I THINK) GOYA RANGEMASTER 12 STRING HOLLOW BODY WITH F HOLES AND LOADS OF SWITCHES AND 4 LITTLE PICKUPS.IVE HAD IT FOR 20 YEARS IN A CASE.IT IS MINT.DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHAT IT MIGHT BE WORTH? THX

GargoylePosted on  3:00 pm - Jan 28, 2014

Thanks for a wonderful gallery, I love this time period and styling and have myself fallen in love with many of these.

Phantom guitars (www.phantomguitars.com) in Oregon makes modern repros of the old Vox / Domino styles, have you had experience playing any of these? Any comments on their sound or playability?

My own loved ones to share that I’ve picked up:

Teisco EP-8T, a deep blood-red color, and my favorite player, just perfect in my hands in every way.
Teisco EP-8T, another one but in yellow/brown sunburst, more condition issues but also quite a good player.
Teisco ET-311, a strange green/brown pine-needle color, very lightweight and easy to play
Norma bass, same style as the Teisco FB-2 hollow-body. A strange dijon mustard color, very fun and easy to play

jack mcconnaughyPosted on  9:37 pm - Jan 28, 2014

Do you ever sell any? (Ex: the supro reso?)

Eddie WooldridgePosted on  12:13 pm - Feb 4, 2014

Have you ever come across a hollow body, f-hole, sunburst, single pick-up, SUPRO six string guitar? I have one. Kept it from childhood. Just wondering if it’s worth anything? Eddie

ConnorbPosted on  7:29 pm - Feb 4, 2014

@BLAKKI RITCHMORE

I’m interested in buying your Goya Rangemaster 12 string, please email me at connordbrown89@gmail.com Thanks, Connor

ericPosted on  3:27 pm - Feb 9, 2014

My first electric guitar was a Montgomery Wards violin shape 6 string.I wish I could find one now ,but I haven”t been able to find even a picture of one. Any hints on where I might find a photo of one?

champ99Posted on  12:44 pm - Feb 14, 2014

Great website with useful informations on these gorgeous guitars. I own a guitar shop in Montpellier, France, have a look !
Laurent
http://www.paradisemedia.fr

Steve WalkerPosted on  3:58 pm - Feb 16, 2014

I have a vintage 1960s St. George single pickup electric guitar that I was wondering about what it is worth. It is sunburst in color. Any held would be appreciated. Thanks

LarPosted on  12:51 pm - Feb 24, 2014

Love the old strange stuff! Still have my first guitar…1969 Zim-Gar violin shaped hollowbody..demo here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXZHKshwlpo

CurtPosted on  1:45 pm - Feb 24, 2014

Hello
Found you site after being away for a while, your guitar photos are amazing.
I have been looking for the first electric I ever owned. It was a 1960s SAVOY, single pick up, not to be confused with the Savoy guitar line. It was probably a Telsco made in Japan, and I don’t think they every made but the one style.
I have found two on the internet, but neither one are up for sale.
Have you ever heard or seen this guitar.

Thanks again for the amazing guitar photos gallary

GuyPosted on  3:43 pm - Mar 5, 2014

Hello, I have a Vintage 1960’s Domino Dawson Sunburst Electric Guitar. I saw the exact one I have in an old 1967 Domino ad, but I am not sure which year or the value of it. It is in rather excellent vintage condition, minus the missing tremolo arm (bar) and is missing not all but 1/4 of a knob, but knob still works. This one has a distinct wavy triangle shaped pick guard on just the one side kinda a marble brown color. If you could at least let me know the exact year, or where to find out, I would appreciate it. Thank you. Valuing it would be hard without seeing it, but if you could range it. Thank you. Loved your pictures and in-site above. I do believe it is a 1966, my best guess.
Guy

RichardPosted on  10:13 pm - Mar 6, 2014

I have a 1960-1970s raven electric guitar made is Japan I was wondering how much it would be worth

Hilda JarvisPosted on  10:14 pm - Mar 6, 2014

Hi, I have:
a 2 neck Mosely Mosrite Mod.. Joe Maphis,
a Gibson Les Paul Recording
a Gibson Acustic De Amond Style SJN
2 Fender Electric Coronado Bass II
All in very good shape with case
Are you interested in buying?

440-228-3977
Thank you .
Hilda

Kenneth Warren BirchfieldPosted on  9:39 am - Mar 9, 2014

I have (and cherish) a1957 Fender Duo-Sonic, that was “willed” to me by a very dear friend who passed on a few years ago. I’ve been aquainted with this guitat since 1965. The 3/4 scale fits me to a “T”. I’m a short fella, as are my extremities. I refinished the guitar by veneering the top in oak and a sunburst finish was added. I replicated the pickguard in carbon fiber. This guitar had been re-painted five times previously. Never stripped! Just sanded and a new color applied. I had started the refinish project before Charles. passed and he did get to see the oak veneer and he really liked it. I just wish he could have seen the finished guitar. I had it refretted by Tom Dodson. An outstanding job! Shoot, ol Wilson Picket hisself played this guitar back in 66 or67. Now before someone has a hissyfit that i’ve ruined a “vintage” guitar, and diminished it’s value, remember it had already been painted five times before. Even in its original state its value is only about 1,500 at best. Besides l will NEVER sell ol”Snuffy”.

JonPosted on  12:34 am - Mar 16, 2014

I have an Excetro ES 335 copy. It’s a really nice guitar, I had a setup done on it last year and the guys at the guitar shop loved it. I cannot find any good info on Excetro guitars or any photos of other 335 copies by Excetro… Any suggestions on where I can get some info on this guitar? Thanks!

Mike RobinsonPosted on  11:04 am - Mar 16, 2014

sorry, never heard of it.

JonPosted on  3:35 pm - Mar 16, 2014

So it is extremely rare!! Yes!!!!

RICHPosted on  8:40 pm - Mar 17, 2014

HELLO I RECENTLY PICKED UP A EKO 6 STRING ELECTRIC GUITAR IT IS SIMILIAR TO THE 12 STRING COBRA. IT HAS A MAPLE NECK INSTEAD OF THE ONE SHOWN. SINGLE PICKUP. IT HAS ALL THE EKO MARKING EXCEPT NO SERIAL NUMBER WONDERING IF SOMEONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS GUITAR. YEAR MODEL THANKS

stephenPosted on  8:37 am - Mar 18, 2014

I have a 1967 domino fireball Great condition, need the OEM Bridge to make it mint.
also consider selling w/o Bridge for 800.00
if you have or can find the bridge or would like more info on buying it
svozzelli@gmail.com

todd HuskissonPosted on  9:50 pm - Mar 19, 2014

Hi, I’ve come across a Hagstrom Galaxy II guitar. I can’t find any info on it. Do you know anything about this model and what it may be worth?

Evan S.Posted on  8:57 pm - Mar 24, 2014

Hi there. Fantastic collection. I was wondering if you knew anything about Hagstrom II’s, relative to their serial numbers? I recently acquired one from my dad that I have been coveting since I can remember (actally looks identical to the one you have pictured)… I haven’t been able to find out much about dating them, so far. I do know that it’s from the early 60s. And, from what I’ve been able to find about the serial number, I think its rather old. Is that in your wheelhouse?

dave geddeesPosted on  1:48 pm - Mar 31, 2014

i have a vintage espana semi hollow body like the on showing mine is a sunburst model orignal hardshell case any value ?? owned it for many years would like to comment on your great page take care dave

tommyPosted on  4:53 pm - Apr 1, 2014

Please help I have a bass guitar it says JG on the pickguard and it is made in Italy … my Grandmother bought it brand new in 1967 … what is this bass?? please help

Mike RobinsonPosted on  5:18 pm - Apr 1, 2014

an you email some photos? You’ll likely find it at http://www.fetishguitars.com

Bill WoodPosted on  6:56 pm - Apr 2, 2014

Hi. Your Welson guitar is actually a WILSON. Made by Watkins Electric Music sometimes known as WEM in London, England. Wilson was the maiden name of the Watkins brother’s mother. Have a look on the ‘net for a Wilson Sapphire. Lovely instrument.

MarkAlanPosted on  4:19 pm - Apr 3, 2014

What a beautiful collection! Thanks for posting the pics…I NEVER get tired of looking at these vintage guitars!

Ben VersonPosted on  7:49 pm - Apr 4, 2014

I loved your collection. I thought I was weird for my love of the strange and wonderful 60’s guitars. Currently, I have a 1966 Tokai Hummingbird in Navy Blue, a 1967 Tokai Hummingbird in Cream, a 1968 Yamaha SG V with the Samurai Headstock in…let’s call it Lake Placid Blue for lack of an accurate name, a 1966 Teisco Spectrum V in blue, and one bizzaro from the 80’s, a 1985 Fender Performer in Pearl White. All have been professionally set up, and play as well as any Fender or Gibson (except for me 1965 Firebird). Thanks for sharing.

Gerry TierneyPosted on  8:27 pm - Apr 13, 2014

GREAT SITE AND RESOURCE!! Keep up the good work.

งาน Part Time 2557Posted on  6:08 am - Apr 15, 2014

I needed to thank you for this great read!! I certainly enjoyed every little
bit of it. I have got you saved as a favorite to check out new things you post…

DHPosted on  9:05 pm - May 3, 2014

Hello,

Nice collection!

I have a Domino Baron in the single pick up version exactly like the one you have pictured here. Any idea where I can find more info on them like what they’re worth?

It needs a setup but overall a nice sounding playing guitar. The guitar and a ’66 Fender Blackface Champ were purchased for my brother in 1974 for $200. My brother never played so I “inherited” them. Still have the Champ too and doubt I’ll ever part with either for sentimental reasons. I am quite curious about the guitar though. I’ve never seen another like it.

SheilaPosted on  6:11 pm - May 8, 2014

Would you please let me know how much the Domino Californian is valued at? I have one exactly like the white one, but the plate that goes over the strings at the bottom of the neck has come off and gotten lost through the years. Also that bar thing at the bottom has come off and not sure where it is. (I believe it’s used to make vibrations etc.). What’s the value with those two pieces missing, and the value if I find the missing bar. (sorry I sound like an idiot but I don’t know names for things like this). I’ve had the guitar over 20 years and it’s always sitting in a spare room being ignored.

SheilaPosted on  6:20 pm - May 8, 2014

I also have a real pretty Sekova electric guitar and know nothing about it. I would text or email you pictures I took of it if your interested in corresponding with me regarding both.

Barry BynumPosted on  1:15 am - May 31, 2014

Enjoyed looking through. My first electric was a Norma made in probably 1967. Single pickup, about 29.95 USD at the time. Red sunburst, white pickguard, have not been able to find out what the model is or find photos. I have a photo of me holding it, I can send it to you if you like

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Thom ouimettePosted on  3:08 pm - Jul 3, 2014

Hey was wondering if you know what this is well I can’t seem to post a pic but it’s a lawsuit double neck set neck

TommyPosted on  12:43 pm - Jul 7, 2014

Is anyone interested in a 1967 JG on the pick guard ?? GOYA? CONTESSA JG BASS GUITAR ? MADE IN ITALY SERIAL NUMBER ON BACK > BOUGHT BRAND NEW IN BELLEVUE, WA IN 1967. I got it from my grandma who pasted ..please help what is this bass and how much is it worth does anyone want to buy it ??

AntonioPosted on  12:25 am - Jul 18, 2014

HORNER GUITAR? Can you explain me this?

http://www.subirimagenes.com/otros-horner-8998061.html

Have a nice day!!

DanielPosted on  2:59 pm - Aug 3, 2014

Nice collection! I just purchased a stafford guitar, identical to the one you have on your site. Do you have any info on that model? I can’t find anything out about it. Do you know it’s value??

Martin MartinezPosted on  4:50 pm - Aug 23, 2014

I have 1960″s 12 String Univox Sunberst I like to know what the value is Thanks

AlonzoPosted on  10:04 am - Sep 6, 2014

I have a Burns Of London Guitar, serial number 2493. My era search tells me it was made in 1963( possibly Dec.)

Could anyone give me an idea of the value.

Thanks,

A

j robinsonPosted on  9:46 am - Sep 27, 2014

have u heard of asemi acoustc star dallas around in the early 1960s thank you

Richard DwyerPosted on  6:15 pm - Oct 26, 2014

Nice website – educational. Saw a (1967?) Welson hollowbody or semi-hollow body in a shop today. Finish and hardware looked good. Asking $495. Was just trying to find some info

ScottBPosted on  9:02 am - Dec 15, 2014

Very cool collection! I just required a vintage 60’s Japanese guitar. It looks very much like your teisco ep-7 hollow body except it has a Gibson open book headstock, whammy bar, and regular switches instead of rocker switches. Any idea what it may be? There is no branding or identification marks of any kind.

Hans DeberitzPosted on  9:17 pm - Dec 15, 2014

Hi there Mike,
I’m looking for a replacement 4 push button control panel, trem arm and trem cover for my early 60s Eko Ekomaster. Any clues on where I should look?
I appreciate any feedback.
Cheers and thanks
Hans
Fremantle, Australia

BradPosted on  6:56 pm - Jan 1, 2015

I have some old lights that appear to be stage lights. They say ad Vox. Does anyone have information about them? Please email me if you do. Thank you

RogerPosted on  8:53 pm - Jan 8, 2015

i have a white airline guitar identical to the white one you have pictured. orange lined case also. the only thing missing is the nametag…am looking to sell it any idea what its worth?

Leslie WesternPosted on  7:56 pm - Jan 26, 2015

Researching one of my guitars and stumbled on to your very comprehensive site. I have Guyatone that you do not have pictured. It’s a sea foam green Beatles Bass style 6 string! Branded Ideal. Not looking for worth or anything, just wanting to know if you would like a picture of it.
Thanks.

BartPosted on  11:07 am - Feb 7, 2015

A beautiful gallery!

I just acquired a guitar that would fit nicely in this collection. Of course I am hungry for information on it. Would anyone be able to tell me more on this one?

krisPosted on  4:42 am - Feb 9, 2015

I love this article . I have a ep-8t myself.

ERIK DAHLGRENPosted on  11:50 am - Feb 10, 2015

I HAD A 1967 GALANTI GRAND PRIX (IN GREEN) – BEAUTIFUL PLAYING & GREAT SOUNDING – WISH I STILL HAD IT !
ALSO -A 1966 RED HARMONY ROCKET – NOT THE BEST ACTION , BUT LOOKED LIKE A GRETSCH . WISH I STILL HAD IT , AS WELL !

PetePosted on  3:57 am - Feb 15, 2015

Wow! What a collection of pics and info – I was around as a teenager in the 50s and remember the explosion of interest in electric guitars – some of these brands I recognise but not many. Given that during the early days of production when the manufacturers were on the learning curve, do these instruments measure up to current ones? Today’s factories have the benefits of precision machinery, computer aided design and control, decades of experience and developement. Having said that,
I understand completely the attraction of these guitars and the thrill of getting something really iconic. I bought my first electric guitar at the age of 70 (having played-not very well- classical for years) and always get a rush when I plug in and twang it!

Rick LastPosted on  1:38 pm - Mar 7, 2015

i purchased a RAVEN sg style guitar from a work friend who knows very little about the guitar as do i. He says it’s from the 70’s and i agree with him that it’s kinda old so my guestion is how do i find out any info on it, it has the mustach cut head stock like a gibson and on the plate holding the neck on it has a serial number with made in japan on it. i’d just like to have some history on it if i can find any

jan melgertPosted on  2:39 pm - Mar 7, 2015

heb zelf een kinor lijkt op de sg van gibson is gebouwd tussen 1965 en 1970 ik wil de goede af beelding
proberen te vinden stond niet op uw site de hals staat naar voren maar bij het meten is hij gewoon waterpas met de body dus heb ik het vermoede dat er een verkeerde brug op zit.vriendelijke groeten jan melgert Nederland
ps mooie site ik heb vroeger een eko gehad in de 60 er jaren klank kast 12 snaren perfect geluid

MartinPosted on  9:17 pm - Apr 6, 2015

Hi, I have a Guyatone LG 130T, it is my first electric guitar, my father bought it from a pawnshop in TX. What is its approximate value?….Thank you!

MATTHEWPosted on  10:30 pm - Apr 14, 2015

Hello Mike,

I’ve found a fairly unused Zenon SW 500 acoustic guitar here in Paris. It’s been crafted after the Martin D-35 from the 1970s, sounds way better than the Martin, and oddly enough has a brass nut, brass bridge and brass pins. Have been scouring the web for others like this but no dice. Any thoughts? Thanks, Matthew

david sheppardPosted on  4:43 pm - Apr 21, 2015

thanks for posting, I really enjoyed it.

CharlesPosted on  12:14 pm - May 18, 2015

Are you familiar with imperial guitars

JuliePosted on  1:42 pm - Jun 7, 2015

I have a Hofner guitar with 2 pick ups that has a leather base solid, i am looking to sell it and i have no idea where to start. I do know that it is at least late 60’s early 70’s I Can Not find another one like it anywhere and I have looked any help would be appreciated.

Jason BurksPosted on  1:39 pm - Jul 9, 2015

That white Teisco that was unnamed is a Teisco Et 210, it’s still disputed if its a 210 or 200 but I have one and I believe it’s a 210. Mines a cherry burst.

Nikoileta KaranovichPosted on  9:47 am - Jul 23, 2015

Hi! I see you know a lot about vintage guitars! I need one information if you have time and will to respond 🙂
I would like to know the a proximate value of this guitar. There is no manufacturer’s mark. It only says “Made in Japan”. It is very good condition.
Here is link to photos:

Thank you very much!

Rodney BellPosted on  12:55 pm - Jul 27, 2015

Read your blog with great interest. My parents in Northeast Alabama have a Montclair acoustic guitar, a blonde wood with double white line trim and the white cutaway playguard. It was my grandfather’s, as some young man coming through Ft. Payne, AL traded it to him for gas at my Grandpa Bell’s gas station around 1964-66. Haven’t determined make year, but around then. Do you have advice on how/where we should sell? I’ve been looking at vintage guitar shops and eBay. Thanks.

EddiePosted on  5:25 pm - Aug 5, 2015

I love the gallery of guitars, my first guitar was a 1960 Galanti my dad purchased for me, I loved the sound but sad to say that got stolen, then I purchased a 1962 Burns Bison I paid around $300.00 Australian Dollars back then it was in the English Pound,
Sad to say i,m looking for a good home for it, as i,m now 72 and it’s time to part, it’s still in great condition with it’s original case, the case has a little corner damage.
I have searched the net to see what it would be worth but can’t find anything as a guide. What would a guitar like this be worth in todays market.
PS : I do have photos.

Dawn MooneyPosted on  1:26 pm - Aug 31, 2015

Wondering, have you ever heard of an acoustic guitar by E. Capati? This name is on the headstock and I cannot find info for it anywhere. Someone is selling one as vintage and I was wondering if you knew anything about it? Thanks for any info you can provide 🙂

RobynPosted on  1:46 pm - Mar 29, 2016

I have a Tiesco Del Ray Vibratwin 12 string guitar. Was seeing if you knew anything about it. It was my dad’s.

ClintPosted on  9:58 pm - May 11, 2016

Hey.. can you help me find a whammy bar for my Tesico Del Rey ET-200? I just.. can’t. I’ve spent hours looking. I’ve ordered parts. I’ve used a digital caliper. I’m dumb, I guess. Help.

NoahPosted on  10:25 am - Jun 10, 2016

hello i have a vintage guitar i dont nkow the marc and serie but seeing this pictures i found something mush similar with the “Teisco ET-460 Del Rey Electric Guitar”

Sabrina MageePosted on  1:32 pm - Jun 22, 2016

I have a Vintage Bass Guitar that my late Father had in his band in the 60’s but have no idea exactly what it’s worth or anything else about the make of it. Could you please help me with that.

Sabrina MageePosted on  1:39 pm - Jun 22, 2016

It looks very similar to the Vintage 1967 Domino Spartan Electric Guitar, with the exception of it being a BASS GUITAR.
Thank you!

Bob FarmerPosted on  7:01 pm - Sep 2, 2016

I have 2 vox v266 Apollo guitars. One is a 6 string and the other is a bass. Both
are Sunburst. Both have e-tuner, distortion and treble/bass boost. All electronics work.
I believe they were built around 1967-68. I do not see these guitars very often. Do not know if this is because they are rare or because they were not popular. Could you help me with any information and posable value. Thanks.

schlage KarsynPosted on  8:05 am - Sep 15, 2016

great success

Mister WorldPosted on  3:35 pm - Nov 29, 2016

Was looking for information about my 1960 Harmony Alden Strat. I have a Harmony Mars Tuxedo with dual Hershey bar pickups, and two sets of control knobs…The jack is on the bottom end. i can only locate two maybe three others online. I was trying to find out how rare the guitar is, and how would that reflect the value.

p.s. I saw a picture in your beautiful collection of my very first guitar. (or very-very similar) And for the life of me, I cannot remember what ever happened to it (45 yrs ago). I may need to investigate that. lol Pictures are amazing to the memory. Thank you for sharing!

ChrisPosted on  11:00 am - Dec 12, 2016

Great sight. I have a 60’s vintage Danelectro Silvertone. It has 2 De Armond lipstick pickups and the amp built in the case. The amp has the built in trem system and the foot pedal to go along with it. It was bought in about 1984 for $75.00 after spending most of it’s life in the case under the bed. it still plays great and the neck is arrow straight.

RickPosted on  11:57 pm - Dec 12, 2016

Hey do you know anything about Baldwin guitars ? I got one my dad bought in 1968 or 69

IVAN T HALLPosted on  2:28 pm - Dec 21, 2016

HI, I OWN A EKO 700-4V GUITAR. AND IM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HELP ME GETTING IT SOUND AGAIN. BRIDGE IS MISIING. SOMEONE HAVE ANY CLUE HOW WOULD ME INTERESTED?
THANKS

NelsonPosted on  10:59 am - Dec 27, 2016

Hi, does anyone here know anything about a Martinez electric guitar that has a Fender style body and sunburst paint?

I tried searching it online and so far it looks like Martinez only makes acoustic-electrics. That being said, did they ever make straight up electrics???

Byrne NorryPosted on  9:28 am - Jan 9, 2017

hi ,
Looking for some info on my Harmony dual pick up with a Bigsby
it has a Fender type Headstock , 6 on the side ,
2 Pick ups , Red ,
it has the name ‘ Danny Boy ‘ in mother of pearl inlayed in the neck ,

this was my Texan Uncles guitar ,
he played it in his Band , Sponsored by Harmony in the early seventies , ( have some Promo leaflets )
hovn’ t got a picture as the Guitar is now in Ireland ,

Andy DikensPosted on  2:40 pm - Jan 16, 2017

Hi there !!! Love the website !!!
I’m trying to identify this guitar , single cut semi-hollow, bound top and bottom , F hole with two dot holes , triple dog ear P90s with individual V/T knobs and the pointer pickup selector switch, headstock is 6 on the left and has what almost looks like the Ferrarri emblem … Is there an email address I can forward you the pictures ??? Thanks !!!

DennisPosted on  7:40 pm - Jan 28, 2017

Hi Mike,
Would like to purchase one (1) neck pickup (vintage) that has the black top plate and white shoulders (cream looking because of age) like the pickups on that Domino Dawson you have posted on this great site of yours which serves as an appreciated resource of info. Do you know anyone selling? These pickups were supplied on many gits back in the day such as Aria, Greco, Lyle, Conrad, Domino and others. Sure would appreciate a lead. Nothing that matches correctly on eBay lately (Jan. 2017).

DennisPosted on  8:56 pm - Jan 28, 2017

Hey Mike,
Do you know where I could purchase a vintage pickup like those on the Domino Dawson git you have posted. This is for a 1960’s guitar. Ebay doesn’t show any matches (6 string pup, black top and whitish shoulders). Thx

TommyPosted on  10:46 am - Jan 29, 2017

I stumbled across your blog trying to find some info on a guitar I aquired in the mid 90’s. It is VERY similar to the pic of your tradition xenon. Its the same body and pick guard shape and has the same finish. It has a “lafayette” badge on the headstock and has 3 chrome/gold foil pickups, 3 toggle switches, 3 knobs(2 volume, 1 tone) and no tremolo. I can not seem to find and info or photos of this identical guitar anywhere on the web. Im hoping you may be able to share some info on it. Thanks!

Barbara DimperioPosted on  1:28 pm - Mar 5, 2017

My husband passed and he has a Eko electric bass guitar. It says made in Italy 995. It would have to be restored as there are a couple of cracks. He also has a large Fender amplifier. Can you give me an idea of what I should sell them for?

JorgePosted on  9:07 am - Mar 20, 2017

Hi I have a vintage red 59 ip Redline in nice condition I’d like to know what it may sell for

LARRY DROSINPosted on  11:17 am - Apr 18, 2017

looking for any info on “Sound Amps”
had one back in the 60’s; had grey cabinet, also made a bass amp.
thanks

Jeff WhittPosted on  3:51 pm - May 22, 2017

I have an old school guitar i believe was made in 3-1969, as there is red ink written under the volume and tone box, where the electronics sit. It might be a Sears or Monty Wards, or a Japanese model. It ha 4 pickups and the volume and tone are adjusted with plastic dials that roll in the guitar. They dont rotate like tge newer knobs. Im trying to find out what jnid of guitar it is. I’m in process of rebuilding it. There are also 3 plastic switches for each of the two dials, mic. 1 & 2 up top 3 & 4 beliw and a rhythm & solo switch for both. These switches are block style and they toggle in and out of the guitar like the dials. Is there a way to attach a pic or vid. to see if someone there can tell me what kind if guitar it is?

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