Sunday, 29 August 2010

Alamo vintage guitar, made in the USA

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Here's another that Bertram wanted to show you.

Has anyone out there heard of Alamo guitars? I'm guessing these are from the 1960s.

This example is a very crude looking, mis-shapen affair, and at first I thought it must be early Japanese. However - and you can't quite make this out in the above photo, but trust me - the trussrod cover bears the legend "Made in USA". The pickguard with cut-out lettering/design (I'm not sure what it's supposed to be) is an intriguing touch.

This guitar together with a recently overhauled Alamo Capri tube amp recently failed to sell on eBay with a starting price of $649. Probably a bit steep for curios such as these, even if they are rare. Rare doesn't necessarily equal desireable. If you're interested in buying, keep checking eBay, I expect it will be re-listed.

G L Wilson (on behalf of Bertram)

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is totally amazing. I so like this guitar and the color is just perfect! I hope I had this kind. I admit, though, that I actually am not expert in guitar playing (with guitar picks) but having this kind will really be so cool. It will make me feel like a professional! Thank you for sharing.

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