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1932 Selmer Maccaferri Modèle Orchestre

A while ago I covered one of the last guitars made by... Continue Reading

12/10/2014 - 10:09pm

1920s Stromberg-Voisinet Guitar

Stromberg-Voisinet was one of numerous companies that built fretted instruments in Chicago in the early part of the 20th century. Like Regal... Continue Reading

12/10/2014 - 12:55pm

Circa 1939 National Aragon De Luxe

The Aragon De Luxe is probably the rarest guitar from National's pre-World War II era. It's also unlike any other guitar the... Continue Reading

12/08/2014 - 10:47pm

1963 Gibson Les Paul Standard (SG)

It may seem unbelievable today, but... Continue Reading

12/08/2014 - 1:03pm

Circa 1928 Washburn/Lyon & Healy Shrine Ukulele

Today's Catch is one of my favorite ukuleles, the Washburn/Lyon & Healy Shrine model. The Shrine was introduced... Continue Reading

12/04/2014 - 9:44pm

Did the logo for Marlo Thomas' 1960s TV show... Continue Reading

12/04/2014 - 1:13pm

1963 Gibson Everly Brothers

In the early 1960s, the Everly Brothers were two of the most popular performers in America. In 1962 Gibson, which had had some success with the... Continue Reading

12/03/2014 - 11:15pm

Circa 1920 Orpheum #3 Special Tenor Banjo

Orpheum banjos were made by William Rettburg and William Lange, two music industry veterans who purchased the bankrupt Buckbee... Continue Reading

12/02/2014 - 12:00am

Catch of the Day: Circa 1915 Harwood Special 1018

Today's Catch is surrounded in mystery but thanks to an article we published back in... Continue Reading

12/01/2014 - 4:57pm

Yes, our long-awaited 33rd issue of the Fretboard Journal is about to reach subscribers’ mailboxes and select newsstands. As always, this issue is a 128-page keepsake edition... Continue Reading

10/28/2014 - 11:00am