St. Patrick’s Day is in the offing, which is a good excuse to come up with some fine Irish music for this week’s Five For Monday. There are, of course, thousands of great clips of... Continue Reading

03/17/2014 - 10:19am

1966 Martin GT-75

Yesterday's Catch was a red 1966 Martin GT-70, a fairly rare thinline hollow body. So image my surprise when I discovered that there is a red 1966... Continue Reading

03/15/2014 - 1:41pm

1966 Martin GT-70

Martin first started experimenting with thin-line, hollow, f-hole electrics in 1961 when they introduced three models, the single pickup F-50, the double... Continue Reading

03/15/2014 - 12:30am

Circa 1956 Airline P-5 Electric Mandolin

It may say Airline on the headstock but you can't fool us Kay, we know you made this electric mandolin. Sure, you may have... Continue Reading

03/13/2014 - 7:12pm

1967 Gibson Trini Lopez Deluxe

Trini Lopez is something of a forgotten figure these days, but in his heyday in the mid-1960s he was a force to be reckoned with. Lopez... Continue Reading

03/13/2014 - 12:53pm

1954 Fender Stratocaster

This Fender Stratocaster bears the serial number 0100 and a body date of April, 1954 making it the earliest known example of the model. Yep, this... Continue Reading

03/10/2014 - 10:46pm

1975 Martin D-35

This Martin D-35 just sold on eBay for $375, which seems like a pretty good price for a guitar from this era. I thought it might be fun to look more... Continue Reading

03/07/2014 - 1:05pm

Circa 1935 Harmony Cremona VII

At one point in its history Harmony was the largest builder of fretted instruments in America. The company was based in Chicago and was owned... Continue Reading

03/06/2014 - 10:47pm

1979 Solid Brass Ibanez Artist 2622 

Hoshino Gakki Ten, the parent company of Ibanez was founded in Japan in 1909 as a paper wholesaler. In 1921 Hoshino began... Continue Reading

03/05/2014 - 11:41am

 1889 Martin 2 1/2-17

A few weeks ago I wrote about a 1930 Martin 2-17... Continue Reading

03/04/2014 - 11:51pm