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

I dated this guitar primarily from these two websites: http://jedistar.com/egmond/ http://www.egmondguitars.nl/dating.html The site says: Is the name egmond “written”t here, she’s 60’s. A lot of guitars have a tin name on them. They differ too. 50’s The name is printed ( stamped ) IN the head. She’s  40’s , early 50’s. All Wilsons, …