Global Musical Instrument Co. Ltd

Posted by Kris on Sat, 12/06/03 - 04:16:31.
In Reply to Korean Guitar page

I have a classical guitar made by this company, it's about 30 years old and sounds great, does anybody have any info?



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Re: Global Musical Instrument Co. Ltd

Oh No!! I just bought a similar guitar to the ones all mentioned here today and was so excited to come home and see what it was all about. This is the only place on the internet with ANY information of this sort. What a mystery...

Mine is a #403, same inside sticker ask mentioned by everyone else. Sunburst front and hummingbird decals on pick guard. It sounds great! Picked it up from a man's garage sale, silly me not asking anything about it- didnt want to make a big deal since his price was so low and its in great condition. Anyone get any info, please share!

REAL OLD GUITAR

my father in law has a old gitar and its at least 40 years old. its number is 0403. i dont know what the number is for but the guitar was made in tiwan and 2 on the inside of it... on the name lable thing.

Re: Global Musical Instrument Co. Ltd

: I have a classical guitar made by this company, it's about 50 years old and sounds great, does anybody have any info?

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: I have a Bently Mandolin and was wondering what the value of it used but in great condition is worth? Can anyone give me an Idea?

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I have a mini guitar with the Global Musical Instrument CO LTD "manufacturers of sorento, nola..." and so on lavel inside body. It has a white plastic pick guard and a finish that is red on the edges fading into brown toward the center. The gold and black sticker on back of head is 4001. It looks like I am in the same boat as the rest of you. I have no idea what the history or value of my guitar is. I agree it does have a pleasant sound. Does anyone else have the sticker on the front of the head saying, "Steel reinforced neck"? I wish you all luck in finding some answers.

mini guitar- Glogal Musical

Just purchased one today in Durham, NC.
It has the steel reinforced neck # 4001. The labels are in mint condtion. I had to replace the hi E string . It tuned very easily. I paid $20 for it. Bought it for my 5 y/o grandson who has expressed some interest in learning the guitar

global gutar

i have a global guitar made by sorento ,nola, bolero, sonata and torino and its a humming birb and it sounds great but id like to know what its worth the number on the back is 4006A and its in great condition if anyone can tell me please reply

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Brandon,
I have a guitar that conforms very much to your description, except that it doesn't feel like a "mini" to me (though I'm an absolute beginner): same number 4001, same coloring, same tag about steel reinforcement on the neck. I found it in my father's garage in 1983, along with three lesson books dated fall, 1979. Trained as a violinist as a child, he was always a stickler for quality. I'd guess that he bought it while living in northern Connecticut at the end of the 1970's. Being preoccupied with the harp for the past 25 years, I've only begun experimenting with the guitar as I've been contemplating trying to sell it to help with financial problems....but now I think I'd rather keep it and learn how to play it!

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I have the same guitar without any stickers.I purchased it at my ex-girlfriends garage sale for $5.

Re: Global Musical Instrument Co. Ltd

: I have a mini guitar with the Global Musical Instrument CO LTD "manufacturers of sorento, nola..." and so on lavel inside body. It has a white plastic pick guard and a finish that is red on the edges fading into brown toward the center. The gold and black sticker on back of head is 4001. It looks like I am in the same boat as the rest of you. I have no idea what the history or value of my guitar is. I agree it does have a pleasant sound. Does anyone else have the sticker on the front of the head saying, "Steel reinforced neck"? I wish you all luck in finding some answers.

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: : I also have a mini guitar with the Global Musical Instrument CO LTD "manufacturers of sorento, nola..." and so on lavel inside body. It has a white plastic pick guard and a finish that is red on the edges fading into brown toward the center. The gold and black sticker on back of head is 4001. It looks like I am in the same boat as the rest of you. I have no idea what the history or value of my guitar is. I agree it does have a pleasant sound. I too have the sticker on the front of the head saying, "Steel reinforced neck"? I wish you all luck in finding some answers.

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I have a Global acoustic guitar. It was purchased from Best mail order catalog (similar to Sears) in Flint, Michigan in 1976. It has double pick guards on both sides of the strings with flower designs on them. I also have the original bicentenial guitar case it came in. It has a made in Korea sticker on the guitar.

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: I have a classical guitar made by this company, it's about 30 years old and sounds great, inside it says sorento,nola,bolero,torino quality guitars. Have you got any information on its age and value?

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I Have an old amp. It is a combo (amp + speaker in one box). On the back, a label reads: 'Global Musical Instrument Co., Elk Grove Village, Ill. 60007' & '4080 Instrument Amplifier'. Take notice of "Co." and "Ltd". "Co." means an American business. "Ltd" is most likely to be the non-US business.
Check >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTD for more on that.

State of IL business search for G.M.I.C. >http://cdsprod.ilsos.net/CorpSearchWeb/CorpSrchServlet

GLOBAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CO. A.
1850 Arthur Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

847/640-8030
Fax 847/640-8796
Incorporation Date: 11/05/1998

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&addtohistory=&searchtab=home&formtype=address&popflag=0&latitude=&longitude=&name=&phone=&level=&cat=&address=1850+Arthur+Avenue&city=&state=&zipcode=60007

http://www.guitarsite.com/hotlicks/about437.html

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I just bought a Global Instruments Co. Ltd twelve string acoustic with nice inlays and dual pick guards with pictures of white doves and roses on it. It sounds and plays awsome and looks cool too. I can't find it on e-bay or anywhere else. What gives?

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Hi, i have a global mini acoustic guitar. It has the numbers 0301 on the back and the global symbol on the inside that also says. GLOBAL musical instrument co, LTD manufacturers of sorento nola bolero sonata and torino guitars. This is the only mention of this company i have wound on the web and i am also looking for more information about them. Anyone found anything? Please let me know.

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: Hi, i have a global mini acoustic guitar. It has the numbers 12411 on the back and the global symbol on the inside that also says. GLOBAL musical instrument co, LTD manufacturers of sorento nola bolero sonata and torino guitars. This is the only mention of this company i have wound on the web and i am also looking for more information about them. Anyone found anything? Please let me know.

Re: Global Musical Instrument Co. Ltd

: : Hi, i have a global mini acoustic guitar. It has the numbers 12411 on the back and the global symbol on the inside that also says. GLOBAL musical instrument co, LTD manufacturers of sorento nola bolero sonata and torino guitars. This is the only mention of this company i have wound on the web and i am also looking for more information about them. Anyone found anything? Please let me know.

I have one of the same instruments you have described. It has the exact same labelling on the inside of the guitar, however, there is no number that I can find. I bought this guitar about 1980 for $55.00. I still play it every so often. I love this guitar because of its mellow sound. It is a bit beaten up because my oldest son, now 23 years old, used it to learn how to play and, being kids as they are, did not take care of it has he should have. It has dings on it that would be hard to repair. It has, however, retained its mellow sound. I just put new strings on it today. As far as quality of sound, this is one of the best buys I ever made. I have no idea what it is worth, but have no plans to sell it. I would still like to know what it is worth, just out of curiosity. I can't find much about this company's history. If you could help me out I would apprecieate it. Thanks!

GLOBAL BASS GUITAR

TRYING TO FIND INFO ON MY GLOBAL BASS GUITAR. ST85BN. POSTED PIC ON FACEBOOK GUITARSITE
LOOKS LIKE OLD FENDER JAZZ BASS OF 60-70"S

Global

I have a small global guitar with 301 number and made in korea. Any book value on these. I got this guitar 35with years ago for christmas and would lime to refurbish it. Tuners need work and bridge needs replaced.

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I also have a Global guitar that I would like to know an aproximate value for. It features the Hummingbird pickgaurd, which is a Gibson trademark. that's why I cant find anything about it because the only searches turn up Gibson info...

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I recently was given a global guitar from my father. It appears to be old but sounds great. I would also like some history to back this thing up if its there.

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I have a Classical Hummingbird Model that (I) purchased back in 1975 from Montgomery Ward. Very nice looking and sounds great in mint condition, but I am unable to find any info on the company and I've been looking since 1990! I guess we will have to visit the Antquite Road Show. Any info would be welcomed. Thanks

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:I found one as well and I am wondering who makes them, I heard good thinks but hard to find!!??

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isit smaller than a regular guitar, witha globe picture inside?

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: isit smaller than a regular guitar, witha globe picture inside?
I jumped into the middle of this blog, but I have one of these guitars also. Small body, classical style, no markings to speak of except the Global Sticker on inside of body, no markings at head. Are they worth anything?

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I just bought yeaterday a global bass guitar. My supplier says its from China.i havn't seen any site though. But it sounds great specially in slappin' n poppin', it satisfies my needs.

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My friend has a small electric guitar made by Global. It has one pickup and a cherry sunburst finish. It looks like crap and it's a little worn, but it has a really nice tone that I like a lot. He said I could have it if I gave him thirty bucks because he doesn't like it that much. I guess I'll buy it from him because it sounds like it's worth a lot of money with all this rarity crack going on and he's selling it for el CHEEPO.

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i also just bought a global acoustic at a flea market for $10 has the same label on the inside and the number 401 on the back what happened to this company?? did they disappear?

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: I just got one from my friends' mom's yardsale. It is in great condition and looks like a mini Gibson "Hummingbird". It has #402. Got it for 5 bucks. I just like it cause it's got a great sound for a student guitar. I'd like to know what it's worth though.

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: isit smaller than a regular guitar, witha globe picture inside?

I just bought a Global Bass Guitar.
Pearl inlay on the neck .Small humbucking pickups
I wonder about list of Global pRoducts

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they aren't all smaller but yes they have a picture on the inside. Mine has the hummingbird pick-gaurd and has a lower tone than most guitars. I've been looking and can't find any info on them.

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I have one too with hummingbird pickgaurd and redish starburst finish. i used to make fun of this guitar when i first bought it for my kids from a pawn shop.... it has become MY favorite guitar out of 9 i own including my Takamine SB334. I too have looked for information regarding global musical instrument co ltd but have found nothing. CAN ANYONE STEER US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION??? btw is this a knock off of another more well known guitar?

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I have the same one lookes exactly like the starburst but the tuner pieces arent the same nor sold color black around the tuner pieces

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I was looking to buy a Global 5-string banjo on eBay and the gentleman that was selling it said in his description that "Global was bought out by Martin in 1970 and sold to Vega in 1972". He wasn't absolutely positive about it, but that is what he believed. Hope that helps! :)

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I have a knock off les paul by Global it has no picture on it just the name ":global" in fancey letters does anyone have any info???

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I also have one, a steel string, said to have been purchased about 30 years ago but can find no information...

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