Late 1960s Kay K1 SG Made in Japan

Kay K1 SG Kay was a large guitar manufacturer in the US in their own right (one of the largest) in the 50s and early 60s. Then in the late sixties and seventies, they became a brand importing Japanese-made American guitar knock-offs. The Japanese guitar makers …

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.