1960s Japanese Norma in Red Sparkle

This is a late 1960s Japanese-made Norma in sparkle red. Norma was started by Norman Sackheim in 1965. Sackheim started importing Japanese guitars to Chicago from a manufacturer called Tombo. The designs of the guitars were based on the Italian guitars made by companies like Goya …

John’s BC Rich Warlock

We had John’s BC Rich Warlock with a Widow’s Peak headstock here at the studio for years. Hated to see it go, but as John so eloquently commented – it deserves to be played. This stylish guitar and the company that made it have quite a …

The Fender Telecaster – Simple Perfection

The Fender Telecaster is a legend. It’s working-man’s royalty among guitars. It has been, and still is, played by some of the most influential musicians of all time. You see Teles played customized by players (hot rodded), and you see them played by the greatest guitarists …

1964 Teisco Del Rey MJ-2L

We have a brilliantly playable 1964 Teisco Del Rey MJ-2L, dated with the information provided at TeiscoTwangers.com (great site!). This guitar is super cool looking of course (as most of these 60s Japanese guitars are), but it is also as wonderfully playable as any nice guitar should …

1991 Rickenbacker 330 Fireglo

The Rickenbacker shown here in this post is a 330 Fireglo made in their home factory in Santa Ana, California in January, 1991. It’s a beautiful guitar just to look at for sure. And it has the unmistakable Ric sound. You can go either jangly Beatles …

Early 60s Egmond Bass Made in Holland

This is a Egmond bass made in Holland in the early 60s. Egmond didn’t have the best system of cataloguing their guitars, so I dated this guitar primarily from these two websites: http://jedistar.com/egmond/ http://www.egmondguitars.nl/dating.html The information I’m relying on primarily are these statements: Is the name egmond “written”t …

1963 Kay Vanguard

This vintage Kay Vanguard electric was made in the USA in 1963. The guitar is completely original except the knobs and one of the tiny screws in the pick guard. The De’Armond pickup has very warm tone. The guitar plays great and sounds great. It has …

VOX AD30VT Amplifier

According to Vox, the AD30VT was introduced in the US market in 2004 as a louder member of the AD Valvetronix Chrome series amps. It’s 10″ speaker in a closed-back cabinet, and it is powered by a 30 watt Valvetronix amplifier circuit. The control panel is …