Circa 1930 National Style 3 Tricone

A few weeks ago I wrote about a ... Continue Reading

03/20/2014 - 9:49pm

The Backstory
In... Continue Reading

03/20/2014 - 11:09am

1963 Kay K627 Swing master (Custom Diamond)

You know, the more I do this, the more impressed I am with the instruments from Kay. Martin and Gibson were obsessed with making... Continue Reading

03/19/2014 - 4:49pm

1937 Gibson L-00

How black is this guitar? As Nigel Tufnell would say, "There is none more black." This Gibson L-00 was made around 1937, the same year Gibson... Continue Reading

03/18/2014 - 1:28pm

1964 Fender Jaguar

Fender introduced the Jaguar in 1962 and while it wasn't exactly a disappointment for the company, it wasn't a huge success either. At first it... Continue Reading

03/17/2014 - 3:44pm

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