Built by Guyatone in Japan c.1963, Broadway was the “in-house” brandname of UK importers / distributors Rose Morris. This second generation Broadway featured a smaller pick-up and was a beginner guitar for UK musicians.
Originally Tele-Star hollow body guitars were built by Kawai in Japan between 1967-1970 and imported by Tele-Star Musical Instrument Company of New York. I love the 60s style and the name: Tele-Star!
Chunkily built in Poland around 1980 with twin humbuckers, this guitar was aimed at Communism’s heavy metal brigade. Now my recommended use is as a cricket bat and ideally suited to the current England team in Australia!
Dating from 1962/3 with ply body and painted headstock decal and “foreign” (Guyatone) built, this was definitely a starter guitar at a budget price – marketed by importers / distributors Rose Morris using their in-house brand name.
Dating from about 1964 and manufactured in Japan – probably by Guyatone, this lightweight guitar was marketed in the USA by Buegeleisen and Jacobson of New York, New York.
Originally built in London c.1963 but now restored by and previously owned and used by Keith West – famous in the 1960s for (“Grocer Jack”) “Excerpt from a Teenage Opera” – and bought directly from him.
And here’s the Fenton Weill Dualmaster played by David Greenaway:
This unusually named guitar, USA built in 1981, with traditional combined humbuckers and a central stacked humbucker, as a challenger to Fender’s Stratocaster – lasted only 3 years till 1984. Mine previously owned by axe and lensman Colin Higgs.
Built c.1968 by the Matsumoko factory in Japan, this very rare 12 string guitar was available in Germany and is the actual guitar featured in “Classic Guitars of the 50s and 60s”. Note “diamond” on headstock!
With mahogany body, hand made and hand fretted fingerboard and “instant action changeover switch”, this guitar was built in London in 1961 by Henry Weill’s company and retailed then at £39-14-6d.
With chrome scratchplate including multiple switches, Guyatone built in a “Jaguar” style, this Lafayette guitar was marketed in the USA by Lafayette Electronics in their catalogue in the mid 1960s.