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 3/19/2019

BAUER
 

Guitars

BJARTON
 

Guitars
 
BOHMANN, JOSEPH

Guitars

CLASSICAL & EUROPEAN GUITARS

Classical

Steel-String

DRUMS - VARIOUS
  

American

 
EKO


Acoustic Guitars
Electric Guitars

EPIPHONE
 
Electric Guitars

FAVILLA
 
Baritone Ukes

FENDER
 
Various Amps

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

GIANNINI
   

Classical Guitars

Steel String Guitars

Ukuleles

 
G&L
   

Electric Guitars


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

GUILD
 
Flattop Guitars
Archtop Guitars
Electric Guitars

GUITARS - US/BOUTIQUE MISC
  
Flattops

Resonator

Electric


   
GURIAN
  
Guitars


   
HAGSTROM
HARLIN
   

Pedal Steels

 
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
Banjo-Ukes
Ukes

KNUTSEN
   

Harp Guitars

 
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

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

MOSRITE

MUSIC MAN
    

Electric Guitars

   
NATIONAL

 

    NEW YORK ITALIAN LUTHIERS
     
    Guitars

    OSCAR SCHMIDT
     
    Flattop Guitars
    Archtop Guitars
    Hawaiian Guitars
    Banjos
    Mandolins
    Ukuleles
    Tiples

    OVATION

    PMICO TYPE (unknown)
     
    Miscellaneous
     
    REGAL

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

    RICHTER

    RICKENBACKER

    Miscellaneous

    SAM CHANG

    SLINGERLAND
    (unknown-make instruments -- the rest are listed under maker)

    Guitars
    Banjos

    SORKIN, UNITED, STRAD-O-LIN

    SPEAKER CABINETS & AMPS

    Amplifiers

    Speaker Cabinets

    SS STEWART
     
    5-String Banjos

    TAKAMINE

    Miscellaneous


    TAYLOR

    Flattop Guitars

    UKULELES - MISCELLANEOUS MAKES
     
    Luthier-made
     
    Mandolins
    Ukes

    VERMONT MAKERS
     

    VIOLINS - AMERICAN
     
    Violins
    Basses

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

    Mandolins

    WEISSENBORN

    WEYMANN
     
    Flattop Guitars
    5-String Banjos
    Tenor & Plectrum Banjos


    Mandolins
    Ukes

    YAMAHA
     
    Flattop Guitars
    Classical Guitars

    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.