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 …

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 …

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 …