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1973 Fender Rosewood Telecaster

I've never understood why the Fender Rosewood Telecaster isn't more popular. I mean, they are beautiful guitars, they sound great... Continue Reading

06/21/2014 - 2:58pm

1933 Dobro Style 15 Ukulele

In previous Catches I've talked about the history of ... Continue Reading

06/18/2014 - 11:03pm

1937 Wilkanowski Archtop

Willi Wilkanowski was born in Poland in 1886 and made his first violin when he was nine years old. By the time he was 17 he was regarded as a... Continue Reading

06/17/2014 - 10:10pm

1950 Fender Broadcaster

Guitar geeks have been arguing for years over who made the first solid body electric guitar. The usual suspects include... Continue Reading

06/16/2014 - 1:53pm

Circa 1926 Gibson Poinsettia Ukulele

I've always been a little baffled about the decorative motifs builders used on some of their instruments in the 1920s and 1930s. I... Continue Reading

06/13/2014 - 4:39pm

1960 Gibson Les Paul Custom

The Les Paul Custom is not exactly a forgotten guitar but it sure doesn't get the love it deserves from the guitar world at large. The... Continue Reading

06/09/2014 - 3:33pm

2011 Gibson F-5G-GT Goldtop

Today's Catch is a blend of 1920s and 1950s Gibson style. The standard F-5G mandolin is a cosmetically plain version of the classic F-5 that... Continue Reading

06/04/2014 - 2:43pm

1941 National New Yorker Electric Spanish

In the 1930s and early 1940s, a handful of American guitar companies almost invented the modern solid-body, standard-neck,... Continue Reading

06/03/2014 - 2:29pm

1927 National Style 2 Tenor Guitar

This is not the first time I've looked at a... Continue Reading

06/02/2014 - 2:39pm

1929 1-28P Lefty

For some reason, today I had the odd urge to find the Loneliest Guitar in the World, that is, a world class instrument that for whatever reason had almost... Continue Reading

05/29/2014 - 5:09pm