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Monday, October 7, 2013

1950's Stratosphere Twin Vintage Doubleneck Guitar


via this auction
waitebt (RSS)

"For sale is this extremely rare Stratosphere Twin guitar, made in Springfield Missouri, in the mid 1950's. You can learn everything you ever wanted to know and more about these guitars with a little internet research, but here are a few of the main points: they were made by a pair or brothers in Missouri, there were probably less than 200 made and who knows how many remain, it is the guitar used by Jimmy Bryant to play and record "Stratosphere Boogie" in the mid 1950's, it was the first electric 12 string guitar, and most importantly, the 12 string neck is tuned in major and minor thirds, unlike a normal 12 string. It really is a rare piece of American History, albeit an obscure one. In any case, this example shows play wear from the ages but is in relatively good shape and excellent playing condition. There are a few extra screw holes on the top and we don't know what they were for. Otherwise it appears to be all original and it comes with the original case..."



1 comment:

Keith Osterberg said...

I believe lead guitarist for the Comets, Danny Cedrone, played a Stratosphere Twin sometimes.