Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

Posted by cindy van breemen on Sun, 04/07/02 - 22:41:01.

DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON THIS BRAND OF GUITAR, IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A RARE VINTAGE GUITAR, BUT I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING ON IT?

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Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

: DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON THIS BRAND OF GUITAR, IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A RARE VINTAGE GUITAR, BUT I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING ON IT?

I'm in the same boat you are, only worse. The only Jackson-Guldan guitars I am able to find are the Chris Adjutomatic and Blue Suede. Apart from those, I've only found lap steels. My particular problem is that I have a guitar with the Guldan name on the headstock that is an electrified acoustic with a bar pickup like you would expect to find on a lap steel, BUT it's not the type that is found on lap steels bearing the Guldan name. I've found out the Guldan on the headstock is the same Guldan in Jackson-Guldan but nothing else. As far as I can tell, there is no information concerning my guitar anywhere except on the website of the person I bought it from and it may even be the only one made or the last survivor of it's kind. I'd sure like to know if there is another one like it or if there is anyone out there with more knowledge about it.

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

I don't know that much about them, but I do own one, and what little information I have been able to gather can be found, along with several photos, at: http://www.angelfire.com/music2/jumpcity/bluesuede1.html

I hope that helps.

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

:I have a playing Jackson Guldan Chris adjustomatic.Ser.10144. This is a lap steel accoustic guitar. is there any more info out there on these strange beasts?
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Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

: :I have a playing Jackson Guldan Chris adjustomatic.Ser.10144. This is a lap steel accoustic guitar. is there any more info out there on these strange beasts?
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Re: Jackson Guldan Chris Acoustic Guitar

: : :I have a playing Jackson Guldan Chris adjustomatic.Ser.14291. This is a lap steel acoustic guitar. is there any more info out there on these strange beasts?
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Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

: : :I have a playing Jackson Guldan Chris adjustomatic.Ser 41452. This is a lap steel accoustic guitar is there any more info out there on these strange beasts?
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Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

I don't know that much about them, but ai do own one, and what little information I have been able to gather can be found, along with several photos, at: http://www.angelfire.com/music2/jumpcity/bluesuede1.html

I hope that helps.

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

I've found the same information about the Jackson-Guldan company that others have so I won't repost it. I can tell you that they primarily used birch in their violins, cellos and other instruments so it is highly likely that they used birch when making most of their guitars. Guitars weren't a primary concern for the company and their production of guitars was never consistent. They might produce a particular model for a few months then not make another guitar for several years. Lapsteels were also a bit of a sideline for them. I have seen several lapsteels and even one amplifier made by them probably dating to the 40's. I recently bought an acoustic guitar with the Guldan name on the headstock that is electrified. It is only from talking to people on lapsteel forums that I was able to get more information beyond what you get from a Google search. My guitar appears to be somewhat unique as nobody I talk to has ever heard of an electrified guitar by them. I do not know if it is a one of a kind prototype or a sole survivor of a very small production run. It is definitely birch and construction is very similar to the adjustomatic only with a combination bridge/pickup installed under the sound hole. Electrified guitars from the 30's, 40's and 50's would have been very expensive with the required amplifier, so they didn't sell extremely well during those years which explains the rarity of many electrified models from that period. Unfortunately, with these guitars, rarity does not necessarily equate to valuable. You can find Jackson-Guldan guitars on ebay or at flea markets for a song. They are solid players but made from cheap materials so don't have a lot of value. I paid around $225 for mine and it appears to be one of a kind so you would think it would be worth more but I only had one other bidder against me for it and he backed out after I beat his first bid. I think if it had been a gem in disguise the more experienced guitar collectors on ebay would have been all over it. They don't usually let something valuable go without a fight.

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

I have absolutely no information on the company, but I found a Jackson Guldan Guitar in my Grandma's basement. It is a student-size guitar and it says Chris Adjusto on the top. Does anyone know anything about that?

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

i have one of those guitars. mine says champ on the top

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

I picked mine up at a garage sale for 30 bucks - 1931 wiht origianl serial label- had to have it because of the name- surprised they are not worth something to collectors -

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

: I have absolutely no information on the company, but I found a Jackson Guldan Guitar in my Grandma's basement. It is a student-size guitar and it says Chris Adjusto on the top. Does anyone know anything about that?
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My son also has recently acquired a Chris Adjusto. The info I have found is that it was produced by the Jackson-Guldan Violin Company.(Columbus, OH) They were in business from the 1920's through the late 1060's. They produced some guitars in the 50's and early 60's and were distributed by Montgomery Wards. The guitars were machine-crafted and mass produced, (using inexpensive materials) .. so they probably are not very valuable, except perhaps to a collector. My son's guitar still plays well enough though, and the deep tones actually surprised me when playing it.
Jackson-Guldan was a violin company .. and I have seen circa 30's and 40's violins for sale on the web at prices ranging from $100 to $1500 for a Stradivarius copy. I doubt that a Chris Adjusto guitar in good condition would fetch much more than $50-$75. You might want to check the "Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars". The new editions come out every two years or so I think.

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

: : I have absolutely no information on the company, but I found a Jackson Guldan Guitar in my Grandma's basement. It is a student-size guitar and it says Chris Adjusto on the top. Does anyone know anything about that?
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: My son also has recently acquired a Chris Adjusto. The info I have found is that it was produced by the Jackson-Guldan Violin Company.(Columbus, OH) They were in business from the 1920's through the late 1060's. They produced some guitars in the 50's and early 60's and were distributed by Montgomery Wards. The guitars were machine-crafted and mass produced, (using inexpensive materials) .. so they probably are not very valuable, except perhaps to a collector. My son's guitar still plays well enough though, and the deep tones actually surprised me when playing it.
: Jackson-Guldan was a violin company .. and I have seen circa 30's and 40's violins for sale on the web at prices ranging from $100 to $1500 for a Stradivarius copy. I doubt that a Chris Adjusto guitar in good condition would fetch much more than $50-$75. You might want to check the "Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars". The new editions come out every two years or so I think.
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I have an electrified Guldan guitar that is probably one of the last if not the last one of it's kind in existence and it looks like it dates back at least to the mid to late 1940's and possibly even earlier. I cannot find a single reference to it anywhere nor have I ever been find anyone else who claims to own one like it. The bridge and pickup are one piece and the cable comes directly out of the bridge/pickup assembly. It otherwise looks like any ordinary acoustic. The Jackson-Guldan guitars are made of birch, which most of their other stringed instruments are also made of and were only made sporadically as a sideline. They are fairly scarce but not very valuable because collectors haven't taken a fancy to them yet. Rarity doesn't mean much if there's no market. I can't see anyone paying more than $200 at most for any Jackson-Guldan guitar even in pristine condition.

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

: : I have absolutely no information on the company, but I found a Jackson Guldan Guitar in my Grandma's basement. It is a student-size guitar and it says Chris Adjusto on the top. Does anyone know anything about that?
: -----------------------------------------------
: My son also has recently acquired a Chris Adjusto. The info I have found is that it was produced by the Jackson-Guldan Violin Company.(Columbus, OH) They were in business from the 1920's through the late 1060's. They produced some guitars in the 50's and early 60's and were distributed by Montgomery Wards. The guitars were machine-crafted and mass produced, (using inexpensive materials) .. so they probably are not very valuable, except perhaps to a collector. My son's guitar still plays well enough though, and the deep tones actually surprised me when playing it.
: Jackson-Guldan was a violin company .. and I have seen circa 30's and 40's violins for sale on the web at prices ranging from $100 to $1500 for a Stradivarius copy. I doubt that a Chris Adjusto guitar in good condition would fetch much more than $50-$75. You might want to check the "Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars". The new editions come out every two years or so I think.

I found one, also. It has a surprisingly excellent tone. Any idea how to research it by serial number?

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

I found one, also. It has a surprisingly excellent tone quality. Any idea how to research it by serial number?

: : I have absolutely no information on the company, but I found a Jackson Guldan Guitar in my Grandma's basement. It is a student-size guitar and it says Chris Adjusto on the top. Does anyone know anything about that?
: -----------------------------------------------
: My son also has recently acquired a Chris Adjusto. The info I have found is that it was produced by the Jackson-Guldan Violin Company.(Columbus, OH) They were in business from the 1920's through the late 1060's. They produced some guitars in the 50's and early 60's and were distributed by Montgomery Wards. The guitars were machine-crafted and mass produced, (using inexpensive materials) .. so they probably are not very valuable, except perhaps to a collector. My son's guitar still plays well enough though, and the deep tones actually surprised me when playing it.
: Jackson-Guldan was a violin company .. and I have seen circa 30's and 40's violins for sale on the web at prices ranging from $100 to $1500 for a Stradivarius copy. I doubt that a Chris Adjusto guitar in good condition would fetch much more than $50-$75. You might want to check the "Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars". The new editions come out every two years or so I think.

Chris Adjustomatic guitar

I found one at a junk shop--not in good shape, though. Probably only good as a decorative item, but I'm still going to take it to a professional restorer to be sure.

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

I have been collecting western style acoustic guitars for over 44 years and am always delighted when I run across a Chris Adjusto. I'm ecstatic when I find a Child's 3/4 sized Chris Adjusto. I've found very few in the last twenty years since they have become a more popular item with Western Collectors.
I create many Western Era displays for a wide variety clients and believe me when I tell you that the Chris Adjusto line seems to garner much of the attention by my clients.
In particular are the Chris Adjusto Children's Guitars which were sold by The Cunningham Music Studios of Santa Monica, California. These are highly sought by Western and Oldtime Guitar Collectors because The Cunningham Music had a long list of celebrities who bought guitars for their children. I pay about $85 - $125 for a Chris Adjusto if it is in functioning condition, which is about market price for Western Collectors. If it has the scrolled embossed decal reading 'Cunningham Music Studios - Est 1939 Santa Monica, Calif' with the Cunningham Music Custom Diamond, then you have a real find here, and the Cunningham Music Chris Adjustos in good to better condition sell at around $180 - $250 if the Cunningham Music Studios decal is well centered and intact. I wish I had a dozen of them, I'm always disappointed when I find one that was from Cunningham Studios and someone had scratched off the Cunningham decal. If anyone out there finds a Chris Adjusto, feel free to email me. I will pay the going rate for a Chris Adjusto with the Cunningham Music Studios Decal intact. We hope to here from any Western and Oldtime Folk Guitar people. My brother and I enjoy hearing from those who are keeping the spirit of the Old West alive.

Sincerely,
C.J. & Robert Lee Hornsby

Chris Adjusto Guitar

I came across your comments while researching some information to include in a write up for an eBay auction I was preparing. I have a not mint but incredibly clean and sound Chris Adjusto 3/4 size guitar. The neck is a bit loose and the action is high. I do not know how to do the adjustments and therefore I did not want to mess with it. I am sure someone who is familiar with this guitar could adjust it. I saw that you may be willing to make an offer for purchase. I have taken pictures and can email those to you.

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

: I have been collecting western style acoustic guitars for over 44 years and am always delighted when I run across a Chris Adjusto. I'm ecstatic when I find a Child's 3/4 sized Chris Adjusto. I've found very few in the last twenty years since they have become a more popular item with Western Collectors.
: I create many Western Era displays for a wide variety clients and believe me when I tell you that the Chris Adjusto line seems to garner much of the attention by my clients.
: In particular are the Chris Adjusto Children's Guitars which were sold by The Cunningham Music Studios of Santa Monica, California. These are highly sought by Western and Oldtime Guitar Collectors because The Cunningham Music had a long list of celebrities who bought guitars for their children. I pay about $85 - $125 for a Chris Adjusto if it is in functioning condition, which is about market price for Western Collectors. If it has the scrolled embossed decal reading 'Cunningham Music Studios - Est 1939 Santa Monica, Calif' with the Cunningham Music Custom Diamond, then you have a real find here, and the Cunningham Music Chris Adjustos in good to better condition sell at around $180 - $250 if the Cunningham Music Studios decal is well centered and intact. I wish I had a dozen of them, I'm always disappointed when I find one that was from Cunningham Studios and someone had scratched off the Cunningham decal. If anyone out there finds a Chris Adjusto, feel free to email me. I will pay the going rate for a Chris Adjusto with the Cunningham Music Studios Decal intact. We hope to here from any Western and Oldtime Folk Guitar people. My brother and I enjoy hearing from those who are keeping the spirit of the Old West alive.

: Sincerely,
: C.J. & Robert Lee Hornsby

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

: : I have been collecting western style acoustic guitars for over 44 years and am always delighted when I run across a Chris Adjusto. I'm ecstatic when I find a Child's 3/4 sized Chris Adjusto. I've found very few in the last twenty years since they have become a more popular item with Western Collectors.
: : I create many Western Era displays for a wide variety clients and believe me when I tell you that the Chris Adjusto line seems to garner much of the attention by my clients.
: : In particular are the Chris Adjusto Children's Guitars which were sold by The Cunningham Music Studios of Santa Monica, California. These are highly sought by Western and Oldtime Guitar Collectors because The Cunningham Music had a long list of celebrities who bought guitars for their children. I pay about $85 - $125 for a Chris Adjusto if it is in functioning condition, which is about market price for Western Collectors. If it has the scrolled embossed decal reading 'Cunningham Music Studios - Est 1939 Santa Monica, Calif' with the Cunningham Music Custom Diamond, then you have a real find here, and the Cunningham Music Chris Adjustos in good to better condition sell at around $180 - $250 if the Cunningham Music Studios decal is well centered and intact. I wish I had a dozen of them, I'm always disappointed when I find one that was from Cunningham Studios and someone had scratched off the Cunningham decal. If anyone out there finds a Chris Adjusto, feel free to email me. I will pay the going rate for a Chris Adjusto with the Cunningham Music Studios Decal intact. We hope to here from any Western and Oldtime Folk Guitar people. My brother and I enjoy hearing from those who are keeping the spirit of the Old West alive.

: : Sincerely,
: : C.J. & Robert Lee Hornsby

3/4 adjusto

Looking for C.J. & Robert Lee Hornsby's email address

tnx

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

My grandma just gave me my late grandpa's old guitar. It is a Chris Adjusto. It has the serial number on it. Came out of Columbus Ohio. I don't want to sell it. I am wondering if I should have it restrung? It is a precious momento of grandpa to me and I feel very blessed that she gave it to me. I want to show her that I really care for it and love it. Any advice?

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/JAckson-Guldan-Chris-Adjustomatic-Guitar-KT-4583947.html

: : : I have been collecting western style acoustic guitars for over 44 years and am always delighted when I run across a Chris Adjusto. I'm ecstatic when I find a Child's 3/4 sized Chris Adjusto. I've found very few in the last twenty years since they have become a more popular item with Western Collectors.
: : : I create many Western Era displays for a wide variety clients and believe me when I tell you that the Chris Adjusto line seems to garner much of the attention by my clients.
: : : In particular are the Chris Adjusto Children's Guitars which were sold by The Cunningham Music Studios of Santa Monica, California. These are highly sought by Western and Oldtime Guitar Collectors because The Cunningham Music had a long list of celebrities who bought guitars for their children. I pay about $85 - $125 for a Chris Adjusto if it is in functioning condition, which is about market price for Western Collectors. If it has the scrolled embossed decal reading 'Cunningham Music Studios - Est 1939 Santa Monica, Calif' with the Cunningham Music Custom Diamond, then you have a real find here, and the Cunningham Music Chris Adjustos in good to better condition sell at around $180 - $250 if the Cunningham Music Studios decal is well centered and intact. I wish I had a dozen of them, I'm always disappointed when I find one that was from Cunningham Studios and someone had scratched off the Cunningham decal. If anyone out there finds a Chris Adjusto, feel free to email me. I will pay the going rate for a Chris Adjusto with the Cunningham Music Studios Decal intact. We hope to here from any Western and Oldtime Folk Guitar people. My brother and I enjoy hearing from those who are keeping the spirit of the Old West alive.

: : : Sincerely,
: : : C.J. & Robert Lee Hornsby

chris

I may have a 3/4 adjusto

how can I be sure?

tnx

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

: : : I have been collecting western style acoustic guitars for over 44 years and am always delighted when I run across a Chris Adjusto. I'm ecstatic when I find a Child's 3/4 sized Chris Adjusto. I've found very few in the last twenty years since they have become a more popular item with Western Collectors.
: : : : I create many Western Era displays for a wide variety clients and believe me when I tell you that the Chris Adjusto line seems to garner much of the attention by my clients.
: : : In particular are the Chris Adjusto Children's Guitars which were sold by The Cunningham Music Studios of Santa Monica, California. These are highly sought by Western and Oldtime Guitar Collectors because The Cunningham Music had a long list of celebrities who bought guitars for their children. I pay about $85 - $125 for a Chris Adjusto if it is in functioning condition, which is about market price for Western Collectors. If it has the scrolled embossed decal reading 'Cunningham Music Studios - Est 1939 Santa Monica, Calif' with the Cunningham Music Custom Diamond, then you have a real find here, and the Cunningham Music Chris Adjustos in good to better condition sell at around $180 - $250 if the Cunningham Music Studios decal is well centered and intact. I wish I had a dozen of them, I'm always disappointed when I find one that was from Cunningham Studios and someone had scratched off the Cunningham decal. If anyone out there finds a Chris Adjusto, feel free to email me. I will pay the going rate for a Chris Adjusto with the Cunningham Music Studios Decal intact. We hope to here from any Western and Oldtime Folk Guitar people. My brother and I enjoy hearing from those who are keeping the spirit of the Old West alive.
::::I have one and it s childrens guitar 3/4 i have somebody working on the stings and the neck . The serial number is 31869.

: : : Sincerely,
: : : C.J. & Robert Lee Hornsby

Cunningham Music Studios

Hi I was wondering if you had any info on the store itself cause I have a bass guitar (hollow body electric) that has the "Cunningham Music Studios - Est 1939 Santa Monica, Calif" sticker on it but no other name or markings. I believe it is custom made and have been told it is a Gibson 355 replica turned bass. I surched the store but it seems the store doesn't exist anymore. Please if you have any info e-mail me at sanchez_elizondo@yahoo.com my name is Jr. Thank you.

Re: Jackson Guldan Accoustic Guitar

: I have absolutely no information on the company, but I found a Jackson Guldan Guitar in my Grandma's basement. It is a student-size guitar and it says Chris Adjusto on the top. Does anyone know anything about that?
i have one of these guitars also kinda cool sounds like a fiddle well kinda

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