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The Originals - Mosrite Californian

Mosrite Californian Very little information is available on this unique Mosrite resonator model. These were made in the early 1960's and were available in black or sunburst. As very few are seen these days it would be a good assumption that production levels were low and it was not a successful model for Semie Moseley. The Californian [...]

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Why We Love Guitars (And You Should, Too!)

To be a connoisseur of classic sounds you first need the knowledge that goes with the “Vintage” era of guitars. Many of today’s guitar players got their inspiration from models such as the ’66 Mosrite Original Mark-I. The sleek sunburst finish with the sharp cutaway and a “Moseley” tailpiece made this guitar one of the most well known Mosrite Vintage Guitars to [...]

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The Originals - National Newport

1960's National Newport These days, most people know the brand National because of their excellent metal body resonator guitars. But National actually started in 1926 and eventually ended up as Valco, based in Chicago, manufacturing National, Supro and Airline guitars. After years of slab wooden bodies in various shaped and colors, Valco started producing fibreglass bodies. Although [...]

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These Electric Guitar Lines Never Get Old!

The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, Glen Campbell, Kurt Cobain, John Entwistle, Elliot Easton. All of these famous musicians had one thing in common, do you know what that is? They all played Mosrites! These vintage Radicals are responsible for some of the sweetest sounds ever made. To truly be a guitar player you have to know the history of its [...]

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​The Originals - H44

"The Originals" H44 The H44 model was made from 1952 through 1957. The unique design featured 1 pickup and "Neck-through" construction. This means it was one piece of wood from head to tailpiece, and two added "ears" to form the body. Here is the description from the original catalog: SOLID BODY ELECTRICS MODEL H44 - SPANISH GUITAR. [...]

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The Originals - Wandre Tri-Lam

THE "ORIGINALS" - WANDRE TRI-LAM Wandre Guitars was started by the Italian guitar manufacturer Antonio Pioli, nicknamed "Wandre". These wild and weird electric guitars are famous for their original shapes, aluminum necks and unique switches. The guitars were originally designed and manufactured in early 1960s by Pioli in Cavriago, Italy. Very small productions were made, which [...]

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The Originals - Gretsch Astrojet

In 1964, Gretsch guitars wanted to create a “space-age” image with a new, modern guitar, it chose to name the model the Astro-Jet, possibly inspired by the TV show, The Jetsons. A decade earlier, seeing Gibson’s success with the Les Paul model, Gretsch introduced it’s first line of solid body guitars, the black Duo-Jet, Silver [...]

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The Originals - Magnatone Mark 5

THE "ORIGINALS" - MAGNATONE MARK Vby Mike Robinson Magnatone guitars are pretty rare. They were made in very small quantities from the mid 50's and into the late 60's. The Magnatone brand is more commonly known for their highly collectable vintage amplifiers, featuring their unique "true vibrato" system. As for their guitars, the 1950's models are [...]

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The Originals - Domino Californian Rebel

And we’ll have fun, fun, fun ’till daddy takes the T-bird away. The beach. The sun. California has flirted with national popularity ever since the Gold Rush. And when filmmakers discovered the endless summer of Hollywood, its ascent to national dominance as a symbol became assured. But it really wasn’t until the 1960s that California [...]

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Top Left Hand Guitarist Advantages From Eastwood Guitars

Here at Eastwood Guitars, we pride ourselves in the exciting line of vintage guitar models that we've been producing since 2001. We are over the moon about our line of vintage left hand guitars that are exact physical replicas of the originals with excellent tone and quality but with advanced components that produce a sound [...]

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