Dating my rickenbacker

The Airline Guitars were sold through Montgomery Ward.

Below: Perhaps my favorite 1960’s guitars, the Domino’s.

The Galanti, on the other hand, is quite a rare bird. I found it in a shop in San Diego but they were asking around 00 for it. Next to that are a couple of Norma’s and another attempt at copying the Burns pickguard. Next to that is a Hi-Lo (also available from Ibanez). Below: As you can see, we got our walls painted the other day, hope you like it! This baby looks, feels, plays like no other Bass from its time.

I found the one next to it on EBAY – in a severe state of dsrepair – for 0. Below: One last entry level Norma, then a totally cool EKO Florentine. It is a semi-hollow that looks like a cross between an SG and a 335. The funniest review I have ever read on Harmony central was about a Hi-Lo guitar. REALLY well made, big and heavy (the picture scale looks small but this is bigger than a Fender Precision). Eastwood has been making some excellent re-issue versions of this in fretless EUB-1 and fretted EEB-1 versions.

I have owned many Domino Californian’s over the years (the VOX Phantom copy). Domino made one of the better quality reproduction guitars in the late sixties.

The Spartan pickguard was autographed by Edwyn Collins.

Or you can buy that 00 59 reissue and get the case for free. Well, it’s a good deal when you consider that in 1962, the cost of the case was more than 15% of the cost of the guitar. The inflation calculator says that 1962 case would cost 5.54 today. Just thought I would bring this up while I wrote my “year ender”.

Companies that had been manufacturing Accordions for 20 years, retooled for electric guitars.

Nail - Brown Logan Whitney Nail and Evan Thomas Brown were married on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at pm.

The wedding ceremony and reception took place at Sluder Branch Farm at Yesterday Spaces in Asheville, NC with Darr Conradson officiating. Gaines - Rickenbacker Margaret Alice Gaines of Wilmington, North Carolina and Hardee Walton Rickenbacker, also of Wilmington, North Carolina were married on September 16, 2017 at Figure Eight Island Yacht Club, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Below: One last Teisco, a Mosrite Joe Maphis copy, which was also the inspiration for the Eastwood Sidejack Series. I must say that this is perhaps one of the coolest guitars I have. Below: A few more Guyatones, the second one has a set neck, may be from the late fifties. Another 2015 Eastwood Custom Shop project was the Guyatone LG-50. Below: Another of my favorite designs, the EKO 700, in two models, 4V and 3V. According to my neighbor, one of the best playing guitars in the entire collection, the single pickup 1967 Red Cobra. Below: According to me, one of the best playing guitars in the collection, the Goya Rangemaster. As is the beautiful Red Galanti and the Espana 335. The GL Rangemaster is another outstanding Italian guitar. Then, the ever-popular but VERY hard to find 1967 Teisco May Queen.

Then, a couple of Italian masterpieces: The Cobra is one of a dozen or so NOS guitars that I picked up when the Milwaukee connection flushed their last holdings. Below: Far left is a guitar I lust after, but have never owned. Eastwood makes an excellent Phase IV replica that is far better than the original. Next to that is a “Montclair” Burns copy, just like the Hi-Lo pictured earlier. Lastly is a token Airline Bass with a white Gumby headstock. (You can find a nice May Queen re-issue on the 1990 page and another recent Eastwood Custom Shop model here). The timeless Teisco ET460 Del Ray and a simple Sekova Bison.

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