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Yes, that is my grandfather. The headstock says CARAKER, his name was Jim Caraker. Each guitar is numbered, and dated, on a piece of paper inside. He made about 80 guitars before he passed away in 1978. Most were 7 string, 2 little E strings, acoustics arch tops with laminated tops like the picture. He did make a couple of electrics and a few dual necks. He also made mandolins, photo attached, and violins. We have found 3 madolins but no guitars have surfaced, Thanks for the interest. I have many great memories of helping him in his basement and playing with him.
My grandfather also cut records in a make shift studio he had in his upstairs. Recently we found that first record that Billy Swan ever cut while having all his 78 speed records convereted to Cd's. A mutual friend gave it to Billy. He was actually my neighbor in the late 50's.
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