I really do. I searched for one of these buggers for many years until I found one out in beautiful Tujunga California. Oh man, it was so cool to open that case for the first time! For some reason, many guys in the guitar collecting world hoard knowledge like they hoard guitars. People, please tell me if I ever swerve in that bitter direction!!!!!
Part I: Roots not starring Levar Burton. The Valco company has its roots in the National String Instrument Corporation, which was founded in The company is famous as the first manufacturer of resonator guitars, which were hugely popular in blues and a bit later bluegrass music. National merged with the Dobro company, another maker of resonator guitars, around to form the National Dobro Corporation. The company began producing electric instruments in the s that included electric guitars, lap steels, mandolins and amplifiers. These pre-war electric instruments are fairly rare today, though the lap steels pop up with some regularity.
Private vintage guitars, lapsteels, amplifier collector. I'm a private guitar collector interested in vintage instruments by Gibson, Fender, Martin, Gretsch, Epiphone, National, Dobro, Rickenbacker made from to I collect information about these guitars, and of course the guitars themselves. This includes both electric and acoustic vintage guitars.