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Hanburt Electric Guitars

Rarities From The Pacific Northwest
 

Hanburt “Style 1″ in maple. Photo by Julie Woods. Black walnut “Style 1″. Photo by Julie Woods. As a brand of American electric instruments, the name “Hanburt” is about the furthest thing from being a household term. Nevertheless, the recently documented saga behind this obscure line of electric guitars that originated just prior to World […]

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Coppock Guitars

Vintage Rarities from the Pacific Northwest
 

Circa 1957 Coppock Deluxe photo: Peter Blecha, instrument courtesy Terry Davis. The obscure Coppock brand of electric guitars first surfaced in 1994, with the publication of Electric Guitars & Basses: A Photographic History, by guitar historians George Gruhn and Walter Carter. And though it was loaded with lovingly detailed information about many rare guitars, one […]

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Audiovox Electronic Bass

Discovered! The World's First Electric Bass Guitar
 

While there have been lively debates raging in the rare instrument community for many years about any number of puzzling early guitars – not to mention the perennial issue of just who exactly was responsible for “inventing” the electric guitar – it seems little energetic dialog has surrounded the bass. Until now it has been […]

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Audiovox #736

The World's First Electric Bass Guitar!
 

While there have been lively debates raging in the rare instrument community for many years about any number of puzzling early guitars – not to mention the perennial issue of just who exactly was responsible for “inventing” the electric guitar – it seems little energetic dialog has surrounded the bass. Until now it has been […]

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Audiovox #736

The World's First Electric Bass Guitar!
 

While there have been lively debates raging in the rare instrument community for many years about any number of puzzling early guitars – not to mention the perennial issue of just who exactly was responsible for “inventing” the electric guitar – it seems little energetic dialog has surrounded the bass. Until now it has been […]

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