Topics: 1960's Vintage Guitars - MyRareGuitars.com
It is hard to imagine today, but in the early 1960’s having an electric guitar in your home was rare. In fact, it was likely that your parents were steering you in the direction of accordion lessons. Yikes! The Beatles and of course others stopped all that. Suddenly, electric guitars were #1 on every kids Christmas list. Companies that had been manufacturing Accordions for 20 years, retooled for electric guitars. EKO was at the forefront, and within 2 years they were shipping over 10,000 electric guitars to USA per year.
For most North American kids, including myself, their first guitar was an EKO or some Japanese import. Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Rickenbacker these were all too expensive for our parents to buy for us. Hence, the foreign guitar manufacturers gave us what we wanted. Tip of the iceberg!
Here I’ve highlights a few of my 60’s guitars, but it only scratches the surface. You’ll see the inspiration for launching Eastwood Guitars in these images below.