I got some very helpful advice from Frank and I will be ordering some wood from fatdaddypreacher soon (decided to do two identical bursts - matching father/son guitars).One of my long term goals is to acquire a Jimmy Page reissue.
Suddenly, electric guitars were #1 on every kids Christmas list.Companies that had been manufacturing Accordions for 20 years, retooled for electric guitars.The cream-colored board is laid out entirely differently (and better) than the green board. But the old ones sound darker, while the new ones are brighter, with more emphasis on treble tones.One is not necessarily better than the other; the dark tones are nice for blues and jazz, while the new amps do brighter tones better.EKO was at the forefront, and within 2 years they were shipping over 10,000 electric guitars to USA per year.
For most North American kids, including myself, their first guitar was an EKO or some Japanese import. these were all too expensive for our parents to buy for us.The NOS Blues Junior is a current production, lacquered tweed amp with a Jensen reissue C12N speaker. There’s nothing limited about the edition; they built a bunch and when they ran out, they built another bunch.Other Variants The Blues Junior chassis has also been used in the Two-Tone, a large amp with a 10-inch and a 12-inch speaker.It is hard to imagine today, but in the early 1960’s having an electric guitar in your home was rare.In fact, it was likely that your parents were steering you in the direction of accordion lessons. The Beatles – and of course others – stopped all that.The Airline Guitars were sold through Montgomery Ward.