Sunday, 29 August 2010

Alamo vintage guitar, made in the USA

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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