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1920 Vega Electric 6 String Banjo

Back in the early part of the 20th century, the banjo, the mandolin, the ukulele and the guitar were all racing to be the most popular... Continue Reading

01/05/2015 - 4:14pm

1978 Santa Cruz D-28-R (Tony Rice Model Prototype)

Back in Issue 1 I wrote about Richard Hoover and the history of the... Continue Reading

12/31/2014 - 3:13pm

Circa 1940 Euphonon

Euphonon guitars were made by August and Carl Larson, two brothers who immigrated to America from Sweden in the 1880s. They never used used their own... Continue Reading

12/30/2014 - 5:54pm

1977 Fender Starcaster

In 1966 Fender introduced the Coronado ... Continue Reading

12/29/2014 - 2:36pm

1967 Rickenbacker 360-F

Today's Catch is an ultra-rare 1967 Rickenbacker 360-F, which is one of the full body series of guitars that the company made off and on in the... Continue Reading

12/26/2014 - 3:11pm

1960 Harmony Roy Smeck

I suspect that Roy Smeck endorsed more instruments in his long career than any other musician. Starting in the 1920s and going on into the 1960s his... Continue Reading

12/24/2014 - 5:26pm

1994 Guild Artist Award

Guild introduced the original version of today's Catch in 1956 as the Johnny Smith Award. When Smith jumped ship to Gibson in 1961, Guild... Continue Reading

12/23/2014 - 3:46pm

1947 National New Yorker Lap Steel

A while ago we looked at a 1962 National New Yorker lap steel, a double pickup version of today's Catch. (Click... Continue Reading

12/19/2014 - 4:49pm

1920s Regal Hawaiian Twin Six Hawaiian

A while ago I wrote about Jack Penewell's custom made Gibson Twin Six, an unusual acoustic double-neck steel guitar. (Click... Continue Reading

12/17/2014 - 10:24pm

1921 Gibson Style U Harp Guitar

I wrote about a black 1909... Continue Reading

12/16/2014 - 4:47pm