Magnatone Guitars!

New for Fall 2013, a complete guide to Magnatone guitars and the stories behind them!

1938-1960 Steel Guitars

1956-1963 Bigsby/Barth Era

1964-1966 Starstream Era


Please submit information about your Magnatone amp, guitar, or bass. OEM models, like Tonemaster and Oahu, are very welcome. The more we know about what Magnatones were built, when they were built, and with what serial numbers and features, the more complete and accurate the shared knowledge of vintage Magnatones can be for all of us.

Why register? A tremendous amount of information resides in a registry. Since factory records are long gone, the determination of circuit changes, and production figures can only be unraveled through a registry.

**Privacy Concerns?** (1) Your email address is kept private. (2) Only with your permission, do I use pics or reveal your name.   **Theft concerns?** (1) No one will know where the amp is. (2) Should it ever be stolen, having it in the registry can help recover it. (read how...)

Security and Theft Prevention

Adding your amplifier to this registry is a free and easy way to help recover your gear should an unfortunate theft event occur. Should this happen, contact me, and I'll add an A.P.B. alert to major sections of this website, where unknowing buyers are likely to visit after typing the make and model into a Google search box.

Insuring your amplifier or guitar is important. Home-owners or Renter's Insurance may not provide the coverage needed for true-replacement value. Contact them and ask for details of your converage! Musician's unions provide instrument insurance, and there are companies that do nothing but provide musical instrument insurance.

By all means, have detailed pictures, and records of all your instruments and amplifiers.




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