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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