Cart

Blog — Vintage

Art Stimson: Spokane’s Missing Link in Electric Guitar History

Posted by Eben Cole on

Art Stimson: Spokane’s Missing Link in Electric Guitar History
Art Stimson has been an obscure footnote in guitar history. We unearth family history and details around his life that bring to light a remarkable musician and unique history of the inventor of electric guitar pickups.

Read more →


The Back End of 1965

Posted by Eben Cole on

The Back End of 1965

Guitars and love have been inexplicably intertwined for over 500 years. Don’t challenge me on that, because I haven’t had time to look it up…but it seems highly likely that as soon as the Oud hit scene (somewhere in the 9th century), somebody was using it to impress the other sex. Since the renaissance lute started to evolve into the modern six string guitar we play today, balladeers have been chick magnets. How else can we explain John Mayer? It’s not hard to imagine a pimple faced teen in the 16th century writing a heartfelt ballad to his crush, laboring...

Read more →