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A Brief History of Rock ‘n’ Roll

A Brief History of Rock ‘n’ Roll

In 1922, the words “rock” and “roll”, which was black slang for sexual intercourse, appear on record for the first time in Trixie Smith’s “My Baby Rocks Me With One Steady Roll”. The transition was steady and seamless. Big Band dance music and Western Swing had long...
Restringing a Harmony Classical Guitar

Restringing a Harmony Classical Guitar

Bringing Back to Life a Folk Era Harmony Nylon String Guitar A recent customer dropped off a Harmony nylon string guitar to be restrung. This one was assembled in Chicago, IL by the Harmony Company to fill the swollen demand for guitars during the folk boom of the...

The Guitars of Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins had a hand in designing guitars with Gretsch and Gibson. Chet’s invention of a new style of playing and thoughtful design of instruments created the sound of a generation of guitar players. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chet_Atkins...
The Martin 000-18

The Martin 000-18

One of our favorite Martin guitars is the 000-18. The 000-18 was a less sought after model during the 1960’s, at a time when large guitars like the Martin D-18, Martin D-28 and Gibson J-45 were more popular. The 000-18 was perceived to be a lesser Martin. Yet in the...
The Gretsch White Falcon

The Gretsch White Falcon

The White Falcon was introduced in 1954 as a showpiece instrument for the NAMM show that year. The guitar was so popular at the show that Gretsch decided to put it into production, and it has since become an icon of the world of electric guitars. The body of the White...