Welcome to Your Grandpa's Guitar. A blog dedicated to the guitars our grandparents may have owned. I hope to emphasize depression era instruments with an even greater emphasis on the so called working mans guitar. Guitars that were made and/or distributed by such companies as Regal, Sears and Roebuck(i.e. Supertone), Maybell/Slingerland, Tonk Brothers, Kay, Harmony and more. I hope you enjoy!!
Saturday, March 18, 2017
(c)Michael Ochs archives/getty images
RIP Chuck Berry - Wildman, showman, one of the greatest songwriters of all time. You can't overstate his influence on the culture of music. Here is an incredible picture that I had never seen before the announcement of his death. Chuck plays an early 50's Kay Thin Twin. No doubt that this guitar had yet to earn the "Jimmy Reed" nickname. Would love to hear him work that Johnny B. Goode riff on this Kay.