1978 D'Aquisto New Yorker Special

When Jimmy D'Aquisto started making guitars under his own name in 1965, his instruments bore the distinct imprint of his mentor... Continue Reading

08/27/2014 - 2:05pm

1909 Gibson Style U Harp Guitar

It's hard to believe, but this fantastical looking instrument was once an important part of Gibson's standard line-up. Back in 1903... Continue Reading

08/26/2014 - 12:53pm

1966 Vox Mark XII... Continue Reading

08/25/2014 - 2:45pm

1966 Fender Jaguar

Introduced in 1962, the Jaguar was designed to be the top of the line for Fender. While the body shape, vibrato tailpiece and the 'rhythm'... Continue Reading

08/18/2014 - 9:29am

1967 Gretsch Country Gentleman

There always seems to be a fair amount of confusion between the three major Gretsch Chet Atkins models. It's common to hear any Chet... Continue Reading

08/06/2014 - 1:50pm

After acquiring the Epiphone name and trademark in 1957, Chicago Musical Instruments (CMI, the parent company of Gibson) moved production to Kalamazoo, MI and began production in 1958. Many... Continue Reading

08/04/2014 - 2:46pm

1960 Hofner President

Hofner introduced the President in 1953 as a moderately priced but still professional grade archtop guitar. It measured a little over 16 inches at the... Continue Reading

07/30/2014 - 8:49pm

“Drop all your worries about authenticity,” says Jack White just before playing an encore to his closing set on the second of three nights at the 55th annual Newport Folk... Continue Reading

07/30/2014 - 5:54pm

1923 Gibson Style O Artist

The Style O Artist, or to give it its formal title, the Special Grand Concert Guitar Style "O" Artist's Model, was introduced by... Continue Reading

07/28/2014 - 2:28pm

It’s an oft told tale that the Fender Jazzmaster was rejected by its intended audience; namely, jazz guitarists. Just as other iconic instruments such as the Gibson F-5 mandolin, the Gibson... Continue Reading

07/21/2014 - 9:05am