I thought it might be cool to start a thread showing your favorite vintage guitar, that you own, and tell us a bit about it. I love most any guitar, but vintage ones are simply awesome. Most have at least one interesting story to tell. I'll start with mine. This is a 1967 Univox Grand Auditorium that I bought new for my 14th birthday. I drooled over it for what seemed like forever before earning enough for a down payment by shining shoes and collecting pop bottles for the 5 cent refund per bottle. Payed for the guitar that way and am proud it was the first thing I ever bought totaly on my own.. It closely resembles the Western model but this was made at least a year before the Grand Auditorium Western came out. The finish is much better as is the quallity of the wood and the inlays on the headstock are much fancier on mine. The back, sides and neck are solid flamed maple, not veneer. It's obviously a Gibson Hummingbird copy and a pretty dang good one at that. It has the neck action of a low set quallity electric and sounds beautiful beyond belief! 44 years old and if anything the age has mellowed it like a fine wine. I've a long list of proffessional players standing in line begging me to sell it to them but not gonna happen. When my youngest daughter retires from the Navy it goes home with her. Univoxs are becoming very collectable and rightly so. I learned to play on this guitar, carried it all over the country and to Vietnam and back. Every time I look at it a world of memories come flooding back. When I pick it up, and when I play it, it's like putting my arms around an old and much treasured friend. If you don't already have a vintage guitar, that you have loved, still love, and that is a treasure chest full of memories, I sincerely hope you have at least one in your life time. If you truly love guitars then you deserve such a guitar.
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