My love affair with guitars goes back to the mid-1960’s. I was with a well-known area band in central PA, playing a Rickenbacker 360-12 through a Fender Showman amp. We did covers of tunes by the Beatles, Byrds and whatever else was popular in the mid- to late-1960s. After a few years of a steady diet of playing all manner of venues, it was time for college. I traded away my electric guitar and amp and got an acoustic 12-string.
Fast forward to the early 1990s. I came across a book by Tony Bacon, The Ultimate Guitar Book, and I was thunderstruck. Depicted there in stunning detail were all the guitars I had gazed at longingly in the music stores years ago but could never afford! Then I got nostalgic for that old Rickenbacker and started poking around. I came across an issue of Vintage Guitar magazine and realized there was an alternate reality where folks were buying and selling vintage guitars and amps. With the advent of online sales websites such as eBay, a new world of potential acquisitions opened up.
Fast forward to now. I have put together a broad collection of vintage and specialty guitars over the years with a focus on the Rickenbacker and Fender brands. The purpose of this website is to share them via the photos I have taken and through dialog with other enthusiasts. The guitars displayed are not offered for sale here. If, however, something interests you and you would like to know more about it, please contact me. If you have a vintage guitar and would like to discuss it, feel free to send me an email. For me this is a hobby and I enjoy the give-and-take with other vintage enthusiasts about guitars, amplifiers, setups, repair and restoration.