Museum


This page attempts to archive many of my older posts on individual instruments by maker. I'm hoping that this will aid people's research into their own instruments and also give a nice side-by-side comparison in looks and sound between each maker's builds. I update this when I can -- usually once a month -- and will be continuing to add more makers to the list over time.

Last updated 9/27/17

BANJOS - MISCELLANEOUS MAKES
 

5-String

BAUER
 

Guitars

BOHMANN, JOSEPH

Guitars

CLASSICAL & EUROPEAN GUITARS

Classical

Steel-String

EKO

Guitars

EPIPHONE
 
Electric Guitars

FAVILLA
 
Baritone Ukes

FENDER
 
US Electric Guitars
US Bass
US Acoustic Guitars

FLATIRON
 
Miscellaneous

FOLK & WORLD INSTRUMENTS
 
Italian & Greek
German
Spanish & Portuguese
Mexican, Latin & South American
Balalaikas
Tamburitzas
 
Flattop Guitars
Archtop Guitars
Electric Guitars
Electric Basses
Lap Steels
Mandolins
Ukes
Banjos

GRETSCH
 
Flattop Guitars
Classical Guitars
Archtop Guitars
Resonator Guitars
Electric Guitars
Banjos
Ukuleles
Drums

GUILD
 
Flattop Guitars
Electric Guitars

HARMONY
 
Flattop Guitars
Archtop Guitars
Resonator & Hawaiian Guitars
Electric Guitars
Banjos
Mandolins
Soprano Ukuleles
Concert Ukuleles
Banjo Ukuleles
Tiples

HARPTONE, STANDEL, SUPREME
 
Guitars


HOFNER


HOWE-ORME

Guitars

JAKE'S ODDITIES

Basses
Effects/Weird Percussion
 
Flattop Guitars
Archtop Guitars
Resonator & Hawaiian Guitars
Mandolins
Ukes
Stringed
Banjos

KUMALAE

LANGE, BUCKBEE
Tenor & Plectrum Banjos
 
Flattop Guitars
Mandolins

LEVIN (and Goya)
 
Flattop Guitars
Classical Guitars

LOUIS SUTZ
 
Miscellaneous

LUNA

Ukuleles

MACCAFERRI & Plastic Ukes

Maccaferri Ukes
Other Ukes

MARTIN
 
Flattop Guitars
Classical Guitars
Archtop Guitars
Mandolins
Soprano Ukes
Concert, Tenor, Baritone Ukes

MOSRITE

NATIONAL
 

    NEW YORK ITALIAN LUTHIERS
     
    Guitars

    OSCAR SCHMIDT
     
    Flattop Guitars
    Archtop Guitars
    Hawaiian Guitars

    OVATION

    PMICO TYPE (unknown)
     
    Miscellaneous
     
    REGAL

     
    Flattop Guitars
    Archtop Guitars
    Resonator & Hawaiian Guitars
    Ukes
    Concert, Tenor, Baritone Ukes


    UKULELES - MISCELLANEOUS MAKES
     
    Luthier-made
    Ukes


    Banjo Ukes
     
    Mandolins
    Ukes

    VERMONT MAKERS
     

    VIOLINS - AMERICAN
     
    Violins
    Basses

    VIOLINS - EUROPEAN & OTHER
     
    Violins
    Violas
    Cellos
    Bass
     
    WASHBURN, LYON & HEALY

    Mandolins

    WEISSENBORN

    WEYMANN
     
    Mandolins
    Ukes

    YAMAHA
     
    Flattop Guitars
    Classical Guitars

    5 comments:

    badchefi said...

    Fantastic work you are doing! Thank you for sharing it so freely!

    Jake Wildwood said...

    You're very welcome-- thanks for the kudos.

    Anonymous said...

    Whenever I am interested in some guitar or other your site almost always comes up with everything I want to know, with pictures & explanation , excellent, thank you

    John Mota said...

    Jake... I love the website and your commentary on these instruments (museum area is my favorite). You show a true love for the woodworking and the artistry involved in making the wood sing. Great photos and explanation of repairs make it a new favorite of mine. I was trying to identify a bargain buy at one of the local antique shops and trying to narrow it down... I think it's an older Regal or copy based on the bracing pattern you posted. All mahogany construction though... Would you help ID this guitar if I send pics?

    Thanks,

    John

    Jake Wildwood said...

    John -- yep! Anyone needing info, please pop pictures to my email.