Dating valco amps
Due to this, please note that some of the dates mentioned below could possibly completely wrong.If you happen to notice such a mistake, please be sure to use our contact form to let us know about the error.It was made by a company called Valco, which also produced instruments sold under brands such as Airline, Oahu, and National.Jimi’s guitar featured white finish and a very simple circuitry powering a single pickup placed in the bridge position.Although initially thought to be a single-pickup model, a closer inspection of the photo above reveals that the guitar actually has two pickups.The photo dates to Hendrix’s Army days (circa 1961), which means that he carried the guitar together with him into the Army – although it looks like he removed the pickguard and added some decals to the lower portion of the body.Sometime later, he ends up selling the guitar to a guy in army.After being discharged in July 1962, he borrows the guitar back in order to make enough money playing around clubs to go back home.
According to other [Becoming Jimi Hendrix, Steven Rody] this story is connected to his second electric guitar, a Danelectro.
The guitar, however, seems to be copper-colored one.
This was the standard finish on this particular model, and we haven’t been able to confirm whether green was even an option at that time.
Based on Guitar HQ’s model history [Epiphone Wilshire model guitars 1959 to 1970], the tremolo was fitted on the models made between 1959-1961, and between mid-19.
Jimi’s guitar fits the description of the model produced in 1961, which as you might guess – didn’t come with a tremolo.