1965 electric guitar

Posted by willy schroeder on Sat, 04/14/07 - 01:54:16.

this guitar has a neck like a strat;it has very unusual dual pickups;it is a 6 string on the inside of the cover that holds the pickups the date is staped blue ink september 27;1965.It has another stamp same location; maufactured by Rowe-manufacturing;Industries. can you tell me anything about this guitar?Thanks

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Re: 1965 electric guitar

Rowe Manufacturing Industries were a US maker
of pick-ups. They made pickups for guitar manufacturers (eg Gretsch) and also sold their range of pickups under the De Armond name. These were easily available from retail music stores in US and Europe throughout the 60s. Soundhole fitting types for accoustics were especially popular - no other makes were as commonly available in the 60s. They were not cheap, either! The De Armond name is now owned by Guild -they use it for Far Eastern copies of Guild guitar models, in the same way that Gibson uses the Epiphone name.

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