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 9/14/16

CURIOUS ONE-OFFS

Miscellaneous

BACON & DAY
 
Miscellaneous

BANJOS - MISCELLANEOUS MAKES
5-String

CLASSICAL & EUROPEAN GUITARS

Guitars

 
COLE


Banjos


COLLINGS

Mandolins

Ukuleles

DAION

Guitars

 
DANELECTRO

 
Miscellaneous

DOBRO

Guitars
Miscellaneous

EKO

Guitars

EPIPHONE
 

FAVILLA
 
Other

FENDER
 

FLATIRON
 
Miscellaneous

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

GRETSCH
 
Flattop Guitars
Archtop Guitars
Resonator Guitars
Electrics & Lap Steels
Banjos
Ukuleles
Drums

GUILD
 
Flattop Guitars

HARMONY
 
Flattop Guitars
Archtop Guitars
Resonators & Hawaiians
Electrics & Lap Steels
Banjos
Mandolins
Ukuleles

HARPTONE, STANDEL, SUPREME
 
Guitars

 
Flattop Guitars
Archtop Guitars
Resonator & Hawaiian Guitars
Mandolins
Ukes
Stringed
Banjos
Electrics/Lap Steels

KUMALAE

LANGE, BUCKBEE
Tenor & Plectrum Banjos
 
Flattop Guitars
Mandolins

LEVIN
 
Miscellaneous

LOUIS SUTZ
 
Miscellaneous

LUNA

Ukuleles

MACCAFERRI & Plastic Ukes

Maccaferri Ukes
Other Ukes

MARTIN
 
Flattop Guitars
Classical Guitars
Archtop Guitars
Mandolins
Ukes

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


    RICHTER

    RICKENBACKER

    Miscellaneous

    SAM CHANG

    SLINGERLAND

    Unknown-make Instruments (rest listed under maker)

     
    Miscellaneous

    UKULELES - MISCELLANEOUS MAKES
     
    Luthier-made
    Banjo Ukes
     
    Mandolins
    Ukes

    VERMONT MAKERS
     

    VIOLINS - AMERICAN
     
    Violins

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

    Mandolins

    WEYMANN
     
    Mandolins
    Ukes

    YAMAHA
     
    Guitars

    4 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