1930 Martin 000-45

Of all of the guitars I've covered in our Catch of the Day column, I think this 1930 Martin 000-45 is the guitar I covet most of all. Visually, I... Continue Reading

07/02/2014 - 2:37pm

1940 Kalamazoo KMN-12 Oriole Mandolin

A while ago I wrote about a rare guitar that Gibson built under its budget Kalamazoo brand. Dubbed the... Continue Reading

06/24/2014 - 9:13pm

1938 Gibson ES-150 with EH-150 Amplifier

Since we started our Catch of the Day column we've looked at various early electric guitars like the ... Continue Reading

06/23/2014 - 1:14pm

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 - 1:58pm

1933 Dobro Style 15 Ukulele

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

06/18/2014 - 10:03pm

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 - 9:10pm

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 - 12:53pm

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 - 3:39pm

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 - 2:33pm

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 - 1:43pm