Dating from 1948, this amp is the oldest of the group and probably the most ferocious back in the day, the valco company of chicago was making amps and guitars under many different brand names, and this mckinney is just one example. Fender tube amplifier / amp / serial number, date - dating, speaker code & tube information by chuck kotlaris this data base is for use for dating and verifying your amp this information is not for commercial use, and cannot be copied, posted, pasted or otherwise used in any publication or web site. National/valco map-shaped - collecting old vintage guitars 1941-1968 national/valco serial numbers (including national, valco, supro instruments) national/valco map shaped electric dating nationals by serial numbers. National, valco, supro amplifier products note the use of 550 as a source code on these products actually, it's not a source code but is a manufacturers code for all national, valco, supro products. Jedistar contributions welcomed send missing brands, luthiers, images pdf catalogs, bios and info that might tell when their guitars are made.
Kay musical instrument company was a musical instrument manufacturer of the united states, in operation from the 1930s until the 1960s kay was established in 1931 in chicago , illinois, by henry kay kuhrmeyer, from the assets of the former stromberg-voisinet (founded as groeschel mandolin company in 1890). Find great deals on ebay for valco guitar in vintage electric guitar amps shop with confidence. The following serial numbers apply to all valco-made national instruments, including lapsteels and guitars these plates were also put on amplifiers all valco-made instruments were numbered this way till 1964 valco also made instruments for sears (silvertone), montgomery wards (airline), gretsch, oahu and others.
Contact & support mission statement our mission is to restore and expand upon the historic legacy of the supro musical instrument brand in recreating the most desirable supro amps from the mid 60’s, we have unearthed and brought back the long lost american sound. Dating valco instruments the most effective way to date a valco guitar or amp is by its serial number from the ‘40s until 1964, the serial could be found stamped into a small metal plate that was tacked onto the back of the headstock or the back of the cabinet. National guitars & dobro guitars, they resonate-) national dobro valco index page of notecannons from approximately 1929 to 1945 the national dobro corporation made resonator (mechanically amplified) guitars, mandolins,ukuleles and other instruments, all based on the original work of john dopyera. The basic, student model guitar was a single pickup, six string guitar that was manufactured from the the thirties through the paul bigsby designed g-70 of 1957-1959 the plastic pearloid finish, aka mother of toilet seat (mots), was used on the student six string steel guitars through 1959.
Supro lap steels are dated the same way as national and other valco-made steels for the most part, they have a small metal plate on the back of the neck, on the opposite side of the neck from the nut the serial number on that plate can be used to determine the year the guitar was made clay harrell's web site includes the valco serial number scheme. Dating a national guitar serial numbersvintage national guitar serial numbers elap vidzemes ziņu portāls dating valco instruments the most effective way to . Dating alamos dating alamo guitars and amps will be pretty hard, except by the broad-brush historical outlines presented here both guitars and amps had serial numbers recorded for warranty purposes, but the whereabouts of any records, if they even remain, is unknown.
All valco-made instruments were numbered this way till 1964 valco also made instruments for sears (silvertone), montgomery wards (airline), gretsch, oahu and others these are numbered with the same metal tag system. Ca 1974 or '75 univox hi flyer mosrite copy with the later univox see- through humbuckers while most think of the history of american guitars in terms of american manufacturers, if you've followed this column you know the tradition is much richer. Early on in my guitar playing days i was able to buy a custom craft valco guitar, almost identical to the supro lexington that was the guitar that got me hooked on the valco sound, and soon after i bought a fiberglass dual tone i played these guitars for many years but never thought about why they sounded so cool. I got ahold of a supro super yesterday and i am still unaware of the year as these amps went through a variety of incarnations, i imagine the dating.
Supro lap steel guitar - valco manufactured published by dow207 supro brand lap steels were manufactured by valco for the parent company national from the mid thirties through the mid sixties. Kay musical instrument company was a musical kay used this type of pickups on various kay electrics dating back to kay guitars, contemporary . Taylor guitar, and the serial number indicates only the day a national resophonic headstock serial numbers hi i own a 1997 nrp style o which i have had from new though there is a serial number inside the body there isn't one dating valco instruments - old frets dating valco instruments.
The basic, student model guitar was a single pickup, six string guitar that was manufactured from the the thirties through the paul bigsby designed g-70 of 1957-1959 the plastic pearloid finish, aka mother of toilet seat (mots), was used on the student six string steel guitars through 1959 these mots guitars were sold with pearloid covered matching amps. The valco pages valco was a manufacturer of musical instruments from 1942 to 1968 this page has been created to share information on valco and its products.
Dating valco amps | an ideal but 08 percent of people have after dating for a set up cams and the other dating valco amps | we are penn state university of texas, san antonio, usually camisa dry 100% poliéster. Very clean supro lexington s645 electric guitar serial number 1-43149, which means it was built between 1964 and 1968 according to the valco dating page on oldfretscom the s645 is the 3-pickup version of the lexington. They were marketed under the brand names valco, supro, and national they also made instruments for sears, montgomery wards, and others oahu was a music publishing company based in cleveland, and valco made oahu-branded instruments for them this particular instrument uses the famous valco string-through pickup.